The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.