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This is a note concerning the Unsourced material on the page. While I do not think that all the unsourced quotations need be kept (especially if some that should be cannot be sourced appropriately, as many are simply traditionally attributed to certain people), however I do think that some need not necessarily be included, as in the “quote” by one E. Zenker: “Oh, Pumpkin Nuts!” which apparently is a quotation by a person I have not even herd of, and which, anyway I do not really understand. Consequently, I have removed the offending quote to the discussion page.

  • Oh, Pumpkin Nuts!
    • E. Zenker

—This unsigned comment is by Wise Raven (talkcontribs) 18:06, 14 July 2011.

Agreed. Aside from the sourcing and notability issues, this article is for quotes about nonsense. Examples of nonsensical statements do not generally belong here. It invites subjective editorial opinion about what does or does not make sense. ~ Ningauble 18:23, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


  • Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.
  • Predictions are difficult, especially about the future.
  • You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
  • Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.
  • I've got other irons in the fire, but I'm keeping them close to my chest.
    • John Bond
  • I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.
  • If you don't go to other men's funerals they won't go to yours.
  • If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
  • If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
  • Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
    • Allen Goldfein
  • A verbal contract is not worth the paper it's written on.
  • A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
    • Samuel Goldwyn
  • If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
    • Samuel Goldwyn
  • American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
  • The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
    • Franklin P. Jones
  • I had a dream that I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep.
  • If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.
    • Stan Laurel, Epitath
  • Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing, but none of them serious.
  • I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.
    • Greg Norman
  • We are ready for any unforseen event that may or may not occur.
  • It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
  • I don't want to tell you any half-truths unless they're completely accurate.
    • Dennis Rappaport, boxing manager.
  • I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
  • Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
  • We didn't have metaphors in our day. We didn't beat about the bush.
  • In a museum in Havana there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, "one when he was a boy and one when he was a man."
  • We are always more disposed to laugh at nonsense than at genuine wit; because the nonsense is more agreeable to us, being more comfortable to our natures.
  • I have a God-given talent. I got it from my dad.
    • Julian Wakefield, Missouri sportsman.