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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #futility

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.

Cullen Hightower

#being #compounds #dead-end #dead-end street #futility

Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all.

Emile M. Cioran

#exist #futility #irrational #life #most

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

George Carlin

#been #dust #established #example #fact

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.

Elliot Richardson

#bureaucratic #cruel #failure #futility #game

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

#because #cannot #catharsis #defeat #emotional

I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?

Arthur Conan Doyle

#electricity #energy #exhaustion #futility #sherlock-holmes

I live an immoral life. It is immoral because it is deadly futile.

Mary MacLane


When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of the hopes and strivings that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. By the mere existence of his stomach everyone was condemned to participate in that chase. The stomach might well be satisfied by such participation, but not man insofar as he is a thinking and feeling being.

Albert Einstein


The wise hero must realise how terrible it will be, when all the wealth of this world lies waste, as now in various places throughout this middle-earth walls stand, blown by the wind covered with frost, the buildings storm-swept. The halls decay, their lords lie deprived of joy, the whole hearth-troop has fallen, proud by the wall. from THE WANDERER, lines 73-80


#beautiful-writing #destruction #futility #haunting #middle-earth

Man makes plans . . . and God laughs.

Michael Chabon

#futility #humor

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