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Top 78 Self Contradictory Quotes

#1. The desire of privilege and the taste of equality are the dominant and contradictory passions of the French of all times. - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#2. Since music is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man. - Author: Claude Levi-Strauss
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#3. Feelings are a funny thing, he realized. They're always more tangled and contradictory and complex than we want them to be. Than we care to admit. - Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
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#4. I am an imperfect man living in an imperfect world, trying to weave through the chaotic interactions of semi-causal events with linear logic, contradictory emotions, dialectic wisdom, and mortal integrity. - Author: Leonard Seet
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#5. I'm a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes. - Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
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#6. If we are merely a chance product of 'random happenstance' and nothing more, doesn't it strike you as a bit odd that we have the ability to contemplate the question of 'random happenstance' with such methodical complexity? - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#7. We were able to acknowledge that all these mutually contradictory opinions were right on some point in these complicated interrelationships, and to demonstrate that they had discovered something that was correct. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#8. Everything leads us to believe that there exists a spot in the mind from which life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the future, the high and the low, the communicable and the incommunicable will cease to appear contradictory. - Author: Andre Breton
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#9. Fusion food as a concept is kind of trying to quite consciously fuse things that are sometimes quite contradictory, sometimes quite far apart, to see if they'd work. - Author: Yotam Ottolenghi
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#10. It's easy to see from commercials the sorts of activities I should presumably be engaged in, but I'm fairly certain that American manhood is vague, internally contradictory and largely nonsensical. - Author: Tycho Brahe
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#11. For the New Age community, 'ancient' knowledge is always considered unimpeachable and unimprovable, just as a diverse range of beliefs from Eastern mysticism to UFOs, energy dowsing to cryptozoology, are - though mutually contradictory - unquestionably accepted in the name of open-mindedness. - Author: Mark Crutchfield
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#12. The case, however, is, that the Bible will not bear examination in any part of it, which it would do if it was the Word of God. Those who most believe it are those who know least about it, and priests always take care to keep the inconsistent and contradictory parts out of sight. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#13. You're only a man! You've not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory! - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#14. Reality the iconoclast once more. Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#15. As human beings, of course, we're all compromised and complex and contradictory and if a screenplay can express those contradictions within a character and if there's room for me to express them, that's a part I'd love to play, so much more than a character who is heroic and one-dimensional. - Author: Hugo Weaving
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#16. Goering was a contradictory [and] complex ... character. - Author: Richard Overy
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#17. The tolerance of the skeptic ... accepts the most diverse and indeed the most contradictory opinions, and keeps all his suspicions for the "dogmatist." - Author: Jean Guitton
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#18. They all talked at once, their voices insistent and contradictory and impatient, making of unreality a possibility, then a probability, then an incontrovertible fact, as people will when their desires become words. - Author: William Faulkner
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#19. Quite often they are lines of thought starting out from more than one centre, but not without their points of contact; almost invariably one train of thought is accompanied by its contradictory opposite, associatively linked to it by contrast. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#20. In almost every task involving form, there are dozens, often hundreds of contradictory elements, which need to be forced to work in harmony by man's will. This harmony can be acheived only through art. - Author: Alvar Aalto
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#21. Emotion is messy, contradictory ... and true. - Author: Nigella Lawson
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#22. So you're trying to make her happy despite the fact that the reason she's unhappy in the first place is you," said Simon, not very kindly. "That seems contradictory, doesn't it?"
"Love is a contradiction," said Jace. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#23. The paradox of life lies exactly in this: its resources are finite, but it itself is endless. Such a contradictory state of affairs is feasible only because the resources accessible to life can be used over and over again. - Author: I.I. Gitelson
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#24. Our reasonings are grounded upon two great principles, that of contradiction, in virtue of which we judge false that which involves a contradiction, and true that which is opposed or contradictory to the false. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#25. There is something very sublime, though very fanciful, in Plato's description of the Supreme Being,
that truth is His body and light His shadow. According to this definition there is nothing so contradictory to his nature as error and falsehood. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#26. I can't stand characters with contradictory information. - Author: Patty Jenkins
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#27. To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape. - Author: John Fowles
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#28. She was the reason I was a reader, and being a reader was what had made me most myself; it had given me the gifts of curiosity and sympathy, an awareness of the world as an odd and vibrant contradictory place, and it had me unafraid of its oddness and vibrancy and contradictions. - Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
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#29. The essential problems remain the same ... The kids I write about are asking for the same things I wanted. They want two contradictory things. They want to be the same as everyone else, and they want to be different from everyone else. They want acceptance for both. - Author: E.L. Konigsburg
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#30. One of the things I constantly think about as a writer is the way in which people are full of contradictions - there's all this contradictory information inside a human personality. - Author: Justin Cronin
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#31. Only the gospel can do two seemingly contradictory things: destroy pride and increase courage. Destroy self-exaltation and increase confidence. Destroy the pushiness of self-assertion and deliver from the paralysis of self-doubt. - Author: John Piper
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#32. You have a lot more leeway to be contradictory playing a character than most of the scripts have in them. That's how all actors are. We have so many different sides of ourselves and we're so different, in meeting with different people. The audiences relate more to that and find that more believable. - Author: Joel Kinnaman
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#33. The demonstrable correlation of opposites is an image of the transcendental correlation of contradictories. - Author: Simone Weil
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#34. There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of idle thoughts. What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can hardly be called idle. Every thought we have either contributes to truth or to illusion. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#35. All is like, all unlike; all is useful and harmful, eloquent and dumb, reasonable and unreasonable. And what people profess about individual matters is often contradictory. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#36. I think intelligence basically can be in a way defined by the possibility of having two opposite ideas living together and at the same time functioning. That's why I think a smart script has two things living in the same place, and they're absolutely contradictory. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#37. A healthy self and an empty self are not contradictory; it just appears so because we use the same language to describe two different things. The whole path of meditation is about understanding that the self as an unchanging entity is a fiction, an illusory mental construct. - Author: Joseph Goldstein
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#38. Irony: a contradictory outcome of events as if in mockery of the promise and fitness of things, - Author: Celeste Ng
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#39. I'm quite contradictory - a bit OCD, but quite untidy. I have piles of stuff everywhere, but they make sense to me. And I'll find the one thing in the room that's my boyfriend's, and complain about him leaving it out. - Author: Kimberley Nixon
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#40. Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims. - Author: James Q. Wilson
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#41. Your life is a reflection of your past thoughts. That includes all the great things, and all the things you consider not so great ... Think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and do not allow any contradictory thoughts to take root. - Author: Rhonda Byrne
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#42. This wasn't the person he'd thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he'd been free to choose, but there was something comforting and liberating about being an actual definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory potential someones. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#43. While nothing in the Bible is contradictory, many of the Bible's most provocative and profound truths appear to us paradoxical. - Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
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#44. Sometimes God's ways are not our ways. He may do something that seems unclear or even contradictory. We have to trust Him even when we don't understand Him. - Author: Benny Hinn
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#45. Consciousness of exclusion through naming is acute. Identities seem contradictory, partial, and strategic. - Author: Donna J. Haraway
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#46. Laughter is born out of the discovery of the contradictory. - Author: Alfred Jarry
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#47. Ours is a historical faith, and to uproot the Bible from its historical contexts is self-contradictory. - Author: Peter Enns
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#48. Revolution is not the uprising against preexisting order, but the setting up of a new order contradictory to the traditional one - Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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#49. The Air Loom, for all its florid craziness, can be seen to have a function and a rationale: as a miraculous, if temporary, fix for a breaking mind, a coping strategy for a life that had become too brutally contradictory to sustain otherwise. - Author: Mike Jay
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#50. If there is no contradictory impression, there is nothing to awaken reflection - Author: Plato
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#51. You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That's contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#52. A person cannot be equally divided between two contradictory identities. And if that's what happened, doesn't it stand to reason that when it came to a test he would lose his ability to decide and find himself doing things his heart couldn't be at peace with? - Author: Shimon Ballas
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#53. A desire to succeed in politics is propelled by these two seemingly contradictory forces, which frequently change places and sometimes coexist: to save others and to save oneself. - Author: Madeleine M. Kunin
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#54. The condition of sleep is profoundly contradictory. It is a precious good ... but it is a good like none other, because to obtain it, one must seemingly give up the imperative to have it. - Author: Emily Martin
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#55. God has levels of willing and delighting. He wills and delights in things in different ways so that approval and disapproval can coexist without being contradictory, without canceling each other out. I am making the case here for infinite complexity. - Author: John Piper
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#56. Reconsidering Happiness captures all the contradictory impulses of falling in and out of love-the lust and wanderlust, the contentment and restlessness, the secret loyalties, the hard compromises. Sherrie Flick has written a wise and elegant novel. - Author: John Dalton
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#57. I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak. - Author: Andre Breton
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#58. To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility. - Author: Timothy Radcliffe
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#59. To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together ... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#60. Your "Self" was created in the image and likeness of your creator. How can you believe that your "self" can be improved? Self improvement is contradictory to your creation. - Author: Sumner Davenport
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#61. It would be unsound fancy and self-contradictory to expect that things which have never yet been done can be done except by means which have never yet been tried. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#62. Son, the phrase is self-contradictory; "sense" is never "common". - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#63. Since war itself is the most extreme form of terrorism, a war on terrorism is profoundly self-contradictory. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#64. The idea that there is some kind of contradiction between the in-depth study of God's Word, so as to know what God has revealed about himself, and a living, vital faith is inherently self-contradictory. - Author: James R. White
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#65. Mathematics catalogues everything that is not self-contradictory; within that vast inventory, physics is an island of structures rich enough to contain their own beholders. - Author: Greg Egan
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#66. Caution! Be very careful of false, meaningless, self-contradictory, and not even very funny warnings, like this one. - Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
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#67. Barack Obama's campaign of empty self-contradictory promises has apparently hoodwinked the state of Wyoming ... - Author: Charles Foster Johnson
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#68. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#69. I have no reason to believe that the human intellect is able to weave a system of physics out of its own resources without experimental labor. Whenever the attempt had been made it has resulted in an unnatural and self-contradictory mass of rubbish. - Author: Nancy Forbes
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#70. Many life-affirming questions lead to an endless spool of disconcerting propositions and contradictory conclusions, and even more troubling, some queries prove unanswerable. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#71. Never yet has a God been defined in terms which were not palpably self-contradictory and absurd; never yet has a God been described so that a concept of Him was made possible to human thought. - Author: Annie Besant
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#72. Agnosticism is epistemologically self-contradictory on its own assumptions because its claim to make no assertion about ultimate reality rests upon a most comprehensive assertion about ultimate reality. - Author: Cornelius Van Til
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#73. If you are trying to aid people in the process of self-discovery, what you have to do is confound them with so many concepts that are contradictory, yet each make complete sense in its own right. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#74. Over against any cognition, there is an unknown but knowable reality; but over against all possible cognition, there is only the self-contradictory. In short, cognizability (in its widest sense) and being are not merely metaphysically the same, but are synonymous terms. - Author: Charles Sanders Peirce
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#75. The form most contradictory to human life that can appear among the human species is the self-sat-isfied man. - Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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#76. The divinization of Man, when one abhors the order of the world as essentially evil, is a risky and self-contradictory venture. - Author: Czeslaw Milosz
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#77. The problem of meaning today is the problem of how the diverse and superficially self-contradictory experiences of men can be put into a consistent picture that will provide contemporary man with a convincing basis from which to live and to act. - Author: Carroll Quigley
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#78. Blue screen of death: she'd crashed his system. Oh, well. Boys were so unstable that way, full of buggy, self-contradictory code, pathetically unoptimized. - Author: Lev Grossman
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