Irrational Sayings and Quotes

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

The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.     

George Santayana

Who is more irrational, the guy who believes in a God he can't see, or a guy who's offended by a God he doesn't believe in?     

Brad Stine

Only in the irrational and unknown direction can we come to wisdom again.     

Jack Parsons

Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.     

John F. Kennedy

Being irrational and out of control is what happens in real life. Not cautiously choreographing your anger or your emotions, losing yourself in them is what happens in real life.     

Margot Robbie

On the other hand, what is really irrational and what truly cannot be explained is not evil but, contrarily, the good.     

Imre Kertész

Behind every rational and irrational force in human society there is a social mechanism which determines where it is to appear and what forms it is to take.     

Karl Mannheim

Irrational judgements lead to new experience.     

Sol Lewitt

The irrational thoughts were the ones with the power to burn holes in your gut.     

Keith Ablow

An irrational fear should never be simply let alone, but should be gradually overcome by familiarity with its fainter forms.     

Bertrand Russell

The irrational may be attractive in the abstract, but not in cab drives, dinner guests, or elderly relatives.     

Mason Cooley

Nothing could be more irrational than the idea that something comes from nothing.     

R. C. Sproul

Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.     

Stefan Molyneux

Nothing could be more irrational than to give the people power, and to withhold from them information without which power is abused.     

James Madison

Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.     

Robert Todd Carroll

Irrational passions would seem to be as much a part of human nature as is reason.     


If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.     

Albert Ellis

It is better to make an irrational noise in a bush than in a desert.     

Duop Chak Wuol

The irrational haunts the metaphysical.     

Annie Dillard