Irrelevance

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Quotes regarding Irrelevance:

  • "A few pen-and-ink sketches of scenery and character may not be irrelevant; as serving to mark, palpable contrasts between the past and present, country and town, nature and art, illiterate and literary society - man almost in a state of semi-barbarism, and man enlightened by art, science, and refinement." ~ John Britton
  • "A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock." ~ Charles Lamb
  • "A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant." ~ Manfred Eigen
  • "Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply." ~ Warren E. Burger
  • "I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The question "Why did you start using narcotics in the first place?" should never be asked. It is quite as irrelevant to treatment as it would be to ask a malarial patient why he went to a malarial area." ~ William S. Burroughs
  • "It's irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don't." ~ Kathryn Bigelow
  • "May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters." ~ May Sarton
  • "Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant." ~ Michael Shermer
  • "Only once it's irrelevant can your appreciation for it be pure." ~ Proverb, author unknown
  • "Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great." ~ Chris Van Allsburg
  • "The universe contains vastly more order than Earth-life could ever demand. All those distant galaxies, irrelevant for our existence, seem as equally well ordered as our own." ~ Paul Davies
  • "Unfortunately the more morbidly intense our inward contemplation of ourselves is, the more hollow and delusive we consider any temporary and apparently irrelevant diversion." ~ Henry Hallam
  • "Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance." ~ Janet Frame
  • "What Americans don't care much about is the piffle we put on TV these days, what they don't care about is boring, irrelevant, badly told stories, and what they really hate is the presumption that they're too stupid to know the difference." ~ Christiane Amanpour

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