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Inconsequential Quotes

Inconsequential Quotes by Willard Van Orman Quine, Edward Gorey, Graham Norton, Elizabeth Gilbert, George C. Wolfe, Anita Roddick and many others.

Treating ‘water’ as a name of a single scattered object is not intended to enable us to dispense with general terms and plurality of reference. Scatter is in fact an inconsequential detail.
Willard Van Orman Quine
I tend to be rather inconsequential and trail off.
Edward Gorey
I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.
Graham Norton
Your home is that thing to which you can dedicate your energies with such singular devotion that the ultimate results become inconsequential.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Something that can be so vital at one point can be inconsequential at another. I’m just intrigued by that phenomenon.
George C. Wolfe
How can you ennoble the spirit when you are selling something as inconsequential as a face cream?
Anita Roddick
I read The Hunger Games voraciously and was extremely annoyed when interrupted by such inconsequential things as ‘Christmas dinner.’ (God, Mom, did you not understand Katniss was being pursued by the mutts? You have several children, why does it always have to be about collecting the whole set all the time?)
Sarah Rees Brennan
For people to judge a man’s worth and his very manhood according to the way he feels about sport, and not to recognize it for the piddly, inconsequential goings on that it really is.
Robin Green
We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
Eric Hoffer
Dear Habicht, / Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble… / What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul…?
Albert Einstein
God designed it this way; He intended that His great power, wisdom, and love should become visible in very ordinary and otherwise inconsequential people.
Ray Stedman
I can’t know entirely what’s at stake beforehand; you find out as you go. I love to take a poem, for instance, that starts with something seemingly frivolous or inconsequential and then grows in gravity until by the end it’s something very serious.
James Tate
The illuminated ones can take any form — a man, a woman, a child, an elder, or even a dog. It is not inconsequential that the English language allows for the dyslexia of the spelling of the word dog: God spelled backward.
Jean Houston
We have already seen evidence that, notwithstanding the addition of substantial resources, we are experiencing great stress in recruiting and not inconsequential retention problems.
John M. McHugh
I do sort of feel like I’m building my monument with what I do, but it’s pretty small and inconsequential compared to real works of genius like this, which are giving vast inspiration to humanity. But I guess I shouldn’t even say that. It’s ridiculous to say that. You are what you are. My stature suits me.
Jim Woodring
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are… You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time.
Norm MacDonald
Too often, if you look back through the history of representation and you take the work of African-American artists, the work is on such a modest scale that it becomes sort of inconsequential.
Kerry James Marshall
It’s tiny out there…it’s inconsequential. It’s ironic that we had come to study the Moon and it was really discovering the Earth.
William Anders
Traditionally vice presidential debates don’t move the needle one way or the other. They have largely been irrelevant and inconsequential.
Donald Trump
The biggest mistakes most parents make (and believe me, I’m guilty of these too) seem very inconsequential. They’re little, day-to-day things that, at the moment, don’t seem like a big deal.
Andy Andrews
This so gnawed at him on some nights that he lay awake wondering just how many unknown and similarly inconsequential accidents and bits of happenstance were at this moment occurring or failing to occur in order to ensure he took his next breath, and the next.
Louise Erdrich
No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do one’s best, to keep the brain and conscience clear, never be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved, then do one’s duty.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Without feelings insignificant decisions become excruciating attempts to compare endless arrays of inconsequential things. It’s just easier to handle those with emotions.
Ann Leckie
I had two concussions that were of major concern, what I would term very significant. As far as head injury goes, I would say all of the others were pretty minor and inconsequential.
Troy Aikman
As I grew up, I knew that as a building it was on the level of Mount Olympus, the Pyramid of Giza, the nation’s capital, the czar’s winter palace, and the Louvre – except, of course, that it was better than all of those inconsequential places.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Most importantly, postmodernism comes down on the side of photography and power, not photography as power. As a consequence, photography continues to be conceived as an inconsequential vehicle or passage for real powers that always originate elsewhere.
Geoffrey Batchen
Focus on the roses: ‘A person who gathers honey will not escape being stung by bees. A person who gathers roses will not escape being scratched by thorns.’ The positive things in life also have negative aspects. Keep your focus on the beautiful roses of the world, and the thorns will seem trivial and inconsequential.
Zelig Pliskin
It is very difficult for [people] to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy.
Robert Dallek
Great men are necessary for our life, in order that the movement of world history can free itself sporadically, by fits and starts, from obsolete ways of living and inconsequential talk.
Jacob Burckhardt
Every project has its own logic and parameters. In some objects, functionality is primary, and in others, it is rather inconsequential.
Marcel Wanders
Histories of the world omitted China; if a Chinaman invented compass or movable type or gunpowder we promptly “forgot it” and named their European inventors. In short, we regarded China as a sort of different and quite inconsequential planet.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Why must I be surrounded by frickin’ idiots?
Mike Myers
Coming closer to home, there is so much of jealousy, pride, arrogance, and carping criticism; fathers who rise in anger over small, inconsequential things and make wives weep and children fear.
Gordon B. Hinckley
My life is a vast inconsequential epic.
Jack Kerouac
It’s usually best not to ask philosophers anything, precisely because they have the habit of what in the Persian language is called sanud: the profitless consideration of unsettling yet inconsequential things.
Nick Harkaway
Doubtless these are inconsequential perplexities. Still, inconsequential perplexities have now and again been known to become the fundamental mood of existence, one suspects.
David Markson
‘Child 44’ has no room for inconsequential choices because Stalinist Russia had no room for them, either.
Sarah Weinman
If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?
Soren Kierkegaard
Those that are goofy enough to believe the outrageous lies and hate spewed about me in the mind-numb media are inconsequential and pathetic. Those that know me are certain of my goodness and connect with me deeply.
Ted Nugent
“You’re different,” he said, touching my face.
Of course I was. The man I loved had killed for me. A lot of things became inconsequential after a sacrifice like that.
Sylvia Day
Too often we elevate the inconsequential into the influential… by reacting without reflecting.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Anyone who thinks they’re important is usually just a pompous moron who can’t deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential.
William Thomas
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.
Boris Johnson
I definitely write from a need to try, in my own two hours, to right a wrong. My little play is inconsequential in terms of whether or not we have health care, but it may affect the way people who see the play think about the issue.
Lisa Loomer
Tits are inconsequential, but someone pass me that kitten
Lierre Keith