Such proud, obstinate, ridiculous judgements I have encountered many times, and once even in England.
Ambition, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.agatha christie
'I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink. It come partly from being a bachelor, but mostly from a habit of taking a lot of trouble over details. It's very pernickety and oldmaidish really, but then when I'm working I generally have to eat my meals alone and it makes them more interesting when one takes trouble.'ian fleming
(On sexual intercourse:) The pleasure is momentary, the pains are infinite, and the posture is ridiculous.george lyman kittredge
I'm not as klutzy as I used to be... I've had visual therapy and all kinds of things to help, but I still wrap my purse around chair legs when I stand up to leave. I do ridiculous things on camera because I do them in my life all the time.
She actually walked out on us, she said, "I am tired of making these films with Andy Warhol, I don't like the scripts, I don't want to learn the scripts, I think he makes me look ridiculous sometimes." You know, she was really upset about how she felt she appeared in Warhol movies, even though everyone else thought she was fantastic.edie sedgwick
It is ridiculous that British troops are here in Crossmaglen. The claim is that they're in Ireland keeping the peace between the two communities. But there is only one community in South Armagh, so what the heck are they doing here?clare short
It would be too ridiculous to go about seriously to prove that wealth does not consist in money, or in gold and silver; but in what money purchases, and is valuable only for purchasing. Money no doubt, makes always a part of the national capital; but it has already been shown that it generally makes but a small part, and always the most unprofitable part of it.Adam Smith
There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.napoleon bonaparte
And in these foure things, Opinion of Ghosts, Ignorance of second causes, Devotion towards what men fear, and Taking of things Casuall for Prognostics, consisteth the Natural seed of Religion ; which by reason of the different Fancies, Judgements, and Passions of severall men, hath grown up into ceremonies so different, that those which are used by one man, are for the most part ridiculous to another.thomas hobbes
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.David Hume
Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.thomas sowell
We are made ridiculous less by our defects than by the affectation of qualities which are not ours.john lancaster spalding
You put fine dishes on your table, Olus, but you always put them on covered. This is ridiculous; in the same way I could put fine dishes on my table.
There are no exact guidelines. There are probably no guidelines at all. The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor , an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world .
The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.Raymond Chandler
All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.
[Christianity] is assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world. Your Majesty will do the human race an eternal service by extirpating this infamous superstition, I do not say among the rabble, who are not worthy of being enlightened and who are apt for every yoke; I say among honest people, among men who think, among those who wish to think. … My one regret in dying is that I cannot aid you in this noble enterprise, the finest and most respectable which the human mind can point out.
The images make for confusion rather than forcefulness. Examine each in the light of day and it gradually sinks from the terrible to the ridiculous.