Nonsense Sayings and Quotes

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

Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality. Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.     

Gary Zukav

We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move.     

Jack Kerouac

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.     

Carl Sagan

Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you.     


One man's nonsense is another man's sense.     

Peter Cameron

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.     

E M Forster

Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.     


The tree of nonsense is watered with error, and from its branches swing the pumpkins of disaster.     

Nick Harkaway

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense.     

Horace Walpole

Perhaps there is more sense in our nonsense and more nonsense in our 'sense' than we would care to believe.     

David Bohm

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.     

George Santayana

A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself.     

Tom Stoppard

Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.     

Aldous Huxley

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.     

Roald Dahl

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.     

Gelett Burgess

Nonsense remains nonsense, even when spoken by famous scientists.     

John Lennox

We never choose which words to use, for as long as they mean what they mean to mean, we don't care if they make sense or nonsense.     

Norton Juster

The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense.     

Vladimir Nabokov

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.     

Bertrand Russell

If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself.     

Norton Juster

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

Nonsense, seems to sum up everything.     

Albert Einstein

There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.     

Cassandra Clare

It is a nonsense, it is a waste of resources and it is a silly way for any person to make their point, political or otherwise.     

Shane Connelly

It's better to walk away than to tolerate nonsense.     


Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect.     

Arthur Frederick Saunders

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.     

Robertson Davies

Though we speak nonsense, God will pick out the meaning of it.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all.     

Nikolai Gogol