Meaningless Sayings and Quotes

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


One can forget the meaninglessness of his own existence by occupying himself with scientific experiments of dubious import. Countless scientists and scholars spend their lives in the search of truths that are irrelevant to them.     

John Silber

We desperately want to believe in something. To simply live out our lives believing in nothing is to live as if this thing we call life is filled with nothing but nothing.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it. It is up to us to create our own existence. Unless you do something, unless you make something it's as though you aren't there.     

Alan Alda

Life is so meaningless without trouble.     

M.F. Moonzajer

If there's no game, isn't winning a pretty meaningless concept?     

Lois McMaster Bujold

Maybe life isn't meaningless… maybe just your life is meaningless.     

Donald Miller

We live in a world where words are as meaningless as a snowflake in a blizzard.     

Hiba Fatima Ahmad

The future of civilisation depends on our overcoming the meaninglessness and hopelessness that characterizes the thoughts of men today.     

Albert Schweitzer

If you write a line of zeroes, it´s still nothing.     

Ayn Rand

A thoroughly honest man is a rare jewel in the shallow stream of meaningless pebbles.     

Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Man cannot stand a meaninless life.     

Carl Jung

A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty meaningless one.      

Leo Buscaglia

There is a connection between heaven and earth. Finding that connection gives meaning to everything, including death. Missing it makes everything meaningless, including life.     

John H. Groberg

The vitality that can stand the abyss of meaninglessness is aware of a hidden meaning within the destruction of meaning.     

Paul Tillich

The world seems so meaningless when I am engulfed in the bliss of love and you tracing the evolution of the restless soul of eternal belonging on my face.     

Annie Ali

You will never win an unfair competition since the reward is meaningless.     

Cass van Krah

Consider the possibility that many of the things you hear and say are utter nonsense and meaningless repetitions of noise.     

Bryant McGill

Man is a useless passion. It is meaningless that we live and it is meaningless that we die.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless, is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life.     

Albert Einstein

Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.     

Kahlil Gibran

The trouble with reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.     

Bernard DeVoto

Nothing: a landscape, a glass of wine, a little loveless love, and the vague sadness caused by our understanding nothing and having lost the little we're given.     

Álvaro de Campos

When you realize that life is meaningless, the world does not seem so cruel any more and you can cope with it.     

Somerset Maugham

Until we see love as the meaning of life, life seems to have no meaning at all. The sense of meaninglessness produces chaos, and the chaos produces fear. There is only one way out of this, and that is to see every moment and every situation as an invitation to love.     

Marriane Williamson

Without purpose and meaning in our lives, we banish ourselves to wander this plane of existence with self-destructive tendencies until the bell tolls and our breath capsizes in our lungs, snatching our chance to redeem ourselves forever.     

A.J. Darkholme

The grand thing about the human mind is that it can turn its own tables and see meaninglessness as ultimate meaning.     

John Cage

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things.     

Morrie Schwartz

Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Thoughts about the meaningless of life is the only form of leisure available to a person.     

Leo Tolstoy

The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning.     

Stanley Kubrick