Ambiguity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ambiguity quotes, ambiguity sayings, and ambiguity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Ambiguity is very interesting in writing; it's not very interesting in science.     

Janna Levin

That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.      

Albert Camus

Ambiguity: the bastard child of creativity and cowardice.     

Yahia Lababidi

The greater the ambiguity, the greater the pleasure.     

Milan Kundera

The least degree of ambiguity which leaves the mind in suspense as to the meaning ought to be avoided with the greatest care.     

Hugh Blair

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.     

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements, as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity.     

Paul Tillich

Ambiguity lurks in generality and may thus become an instrument of severity.     

Felix Frankfurter

Learning to live with ambiguity is learning to live with how life really is, full of complexities and strange surprises.     

James Hollis

In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.     

Robert James Waller

The machinations of ambiguity are among the very roots of poetry.     

William Empson

A certain ambiguity of rhythm is one of the beauties of a poem.     

Anne Ridler

Unlike the ambiguity of life, the ambiguity of language does reach a limit.     

Mason Cooley

Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.     

Roger Von Oech

The state of ambiguity – that messy, greasy, mixed-up, confused, and awful situation you're living through right now – is enlightenment itself.     

Brad Warner

Ambiguity depletes as your budget rises.     

Tony Gilroy

Ambiguity is a big part of this post-truth world we're living in.     

Paul G. Tremblay

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.     

Martina Horner

There is something special about the beauty in the unclear, the ambiguity, the in-between that you can't totally recognise.     

Alessandro Michele