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"Good nonsense is good sense in disguise." -- Josh Billings (1818-85), [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American humorist, essayist

"To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." -- Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), American writer, illustrator

"A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."-- Roald Dahl, children's author

"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honestly out of countenance any day of the week, if there is anything to get got by it." -- Charles Dickens (1812-70), English novelist, fiction writer

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!" -- Albert Einstein (1875-1955), German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher

"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense." -- Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), American poet, "A Boy's Will," "In the Clearing"

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. ... What do you want-an adorable pancreas?" -- Jean Kerr (b. 1923), American author, playwright

"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected." -- Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British critic, essayist

"Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm." -- Bertrand Russel (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician, social critic, writer

 
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