A THOUSAND MINDLESS QUOTINGS

Okay, so not a thousand, but I'm working on it. Here are some quotations, some I've carried with me most of my life, some I've recently mined from the Internet. So, there may be some inaccuracies. I'll work on that too. They speak to me about the apparent meaninglessness encountered in life, the randomness, the challenges of living and at times the beauty. The first one should be read as a disclaimer.

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.

― Diogenes Laërtius
However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light. 

― Stanley Kubrick
Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world. 

― Albert Camus
Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.

― Kurt Vonnegut
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

― William Shakespeare
one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. 

― Friedrich Nietzsche
And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning. 

― Alan W. Watts
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. 

― Frank Zappa
nothing really mattress 

― anonymous graffiti artist
I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world. 

― F. Scott Fitzgerald
The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. 

― Stanley Kubrick
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

― Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy)
Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. 

― Alan Moore
It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful. 

― Hiromu Arakawa
I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone's teeth get cleaner? 

― Frank Zappa
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. 

― Mae West
I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing. 

― Søren Kierkegaard
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.

― Umberto Eco
The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches. 

― E.E. Cummings
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

― John Patrick
Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.

― Thomas Gray
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. 

― Edgar Allan Poe
Time is a game played beautifully by children. 

― Heraclitus
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. 

― Mark Twain
Beautiful, beautiful, sad.

― Chester Hill