65 Pointless Quotes On Success In Life

These pointless quotes will inspire you. Pointless, devoid of meaning, or having little or no sense, use, or purpose.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pointless quotes, pointless sayings, and pointless proverbs.

Best Pointless Quotes

  1. “One’s condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing one. One feels one’s being, one becomes aware of the enormous apparatus of nothingness – the hum of a hi-fi set, the emptiness of a pointless interruption, one becomes aware of the war between each of us, how the nothingness in each of us seeks to attack the being of others, how our being in turn is attacked by the nothingness in others.” ~ Norman Mailer
  2. “Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder. So just appreciate. I feel like in our world today, we focus on so many things that are completely pointless.” ~ Jessica Simpson
  3. “Life is like watching Fast and the Furious 6. Its not easy, most of the time its just dumb and pointless, everything is fake, there is a lot of noise, but if you close your eyes and picture yourself in an open field or a quiet forest, you can maybe make it to the end without killing yourself” ~ Jon Lajoie
  4. “Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” ~ Bill Watterson

  5. “A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  6. “Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are, in principle, under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist, that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be established at every level. […] Just as I’m opposed to political fascism, I am opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it’s pointless to talk about democracy.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  7. “In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.” ~ Florence King
  8. “If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  9. “Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that’s hard for a puritan to understand.” ~ Gunter Grass
  10. “The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.” ~ Ezra Pound
  11. “Fame is like getting across the street. It’s like, if there’s nothing to be across the street for, it’s a pointless destination.” ~ Mos Def
  12. “If there is no ultimate reality, it’s pointless to think about how we might get there.” ~ Alister E. McGrath

  13. “I don’t do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.” ~ Lemmy Kilmister
  14. “God, how pointless and empty the world is! Days filled with cheap and tarnished moments succeed each other, restless and haunted nights follow in bitter routine: the sun shines without brightness, and the moon rises without light. My heart has the taste of ashes, and my throat is tight and weary with weeping. What is a lost soul? It is one that has turned from its true path and is groping in the darkness of remembered ways—” ~ Malcolm Lowry
  15. “I think it’s pointless asking questions like “Will humanity survive?” It’s purely up to people – if they want to, they can, if they don’t want to, they won’t.” ~ Bill Mollison
  16. “It’s pointless to cry. One is born and dies alone.” ~ Cesare Pavese

  17. “Art is the concrete artifact of faith and expectation, the realization of a world that would otherwise be little more than a veil of pointless consciousness stretched over a gulf of mystery.” ~ Stephen King
  18. “You couldn’t pretend you had lost nothing… you had to begin there, not let your blood freeze over. If your heart turned away at this, it would turn away at something greater, then more and more until your heart stayed averted, immobile, your imagination redistributed away from the world and back only toward the bad maps of yourself, the sour pools of your own pulse, your own tiny, mean, and pointless wants.” ~ Lorrie Moore
  19. “Asking the head I have now to explain its own thinking is as pointless as dialing your own telephone number on your own telephone: Either way, you get an engaged signal. Or your own answer message, if you have that kind of phone system.” ~ Nick Hornby
  20. “The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” ~ Steven Weinberg

  21. “Labour-saving devices just make us try to cram more pointless activities into each day, rather than doing the important thing, which is to enjoy our life.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson
  22. “It would be, for me, mere pointless pleasure, an illusion of order for this one frail, foolish, flicker-flash in the long dull fall of eternity.” ~ John Gardner
  23. “It was the only thing I ever really wanted. And that’s the sin that can’t be forgiven–that I hadn’t done what I wanted. It feels so dirty and pointless and monstrous, as one feels about insanity, because there’s no sense to it, no dignity, nothing but pain–and wasted pain…why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage.” ~ Ayn Rand
  24. “Don’t pointless things have a place, too, in this far-from-perfect world?” ~ Haruki Murakami

  25. “I believe I’ve passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage. I’ve found that just surviving is a noble fight. I once believed in causes too; I had my pointless points of view. And life went on no matter who as wrong or right.” ~ Billy Joel
  26. “Slowly, I’ve come to realize That I cannot heal my past And that fearing the unavoidable future Is pointless” ~ Ayumi Hamasaki
  27. “Life, like the boring drunk at the office party, keeps seeking you out, leaning on you, killing you with pointless yarns and laughing bad-breathed in your face at its own unfunny jokes.” ~ Glen Duncan
  28. “Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow.” ~ Kelsey Grammer

  29. “It’s what I call “mental masturbation”, when you engage is some pointless intellectual exercise that has no possible meaning.” ~ Linus Torvalds
  30. “Anger is neither legitimate nor illegitimate, meaningful nor pointless. Anger simply is. To ask, “Is my anger legitimate?” is similar to asking, “Do I have the right to be thirsty? After all, I just had a glass of water fifteen minutes ago. Surely my thirst is not legitimate. And besides, what’s the point of getting thirsty when I can’t get anything to drink now, anyway?” Anger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel–and certainly our anger is no exception.” ~ Harriet Lerner
  31. “Worry means the mind is controlling you. Worry is always pointless. A solution never comes out of worry.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  32. “Prayers without wine are perfectly pointless.” ~ Aristophanes

  33. “The greatest missile in the world is useless … unless it’s targeted. A torpedo is adrift unless it has someplace to go. An arrow is pointless unless it hits something. So it’s important for kids–for everyone, even if you fail at first–to target something and head in that direction. With all your might.” ~ Tim Allen
  34. “Economic analysis is the first principle of Marxism. Professors who were genuine leftists would have challenged the entire economics-driven machinery of American academe the wasteful multidepartmental structure, the divisive pedantry of overspecialization, the cronyism and sycophancy in recruitment and promotion, the boondoggling ostentation of pointless conferences, the exploitation of graduate students and part-time teachers, the subservience of faculty to overpaid administrators, the mediocrity and folly of the ruling cliques of the Modern Language Association.” ~ Camille Paglia
  35. “Metaphysical speculation is about as pointless as a discussion on the meaning of one’s lungs. They’re for breathing.” ~ P. D. James
  36. “The pointless ferocities of intellectual life shock businessmen, who kill only to eat.” ~ Mason Cooley

  37. “If the technology cannot shoulder the entire burden of strategic change, it nevertheless can set into motion a series of dynamicsthat present an important challenge to imperative control and the industrial division of labor. The more blurred the distinction between what workers know and what managers know, the more fragile and pointless any traditional relationships of domination and subordination between them will become.” ~ Shoshana Zuboff , Pointless quotes relationship
  38. “I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and irrationally destructive, and that there is nothing we can do about it. Until everyone is fed, clothed, housed and taught, until human beings have equal leisure to contemplate the overwhelming fact of mortality, we should not (I argued) indulge in the luxury of “privileged despair.”” ~ Kenneth Tynan
  39. “There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.” ~ Jon Krakauer
  40. “Surround yourself with people who make you feel stupid.” ~ Mick Ebeling

  41. “To be fair, I don’t have a lot of clothes and you know, Einstein had the same outfit, five different times because he didn’t want to spend energy trying to decide what to wear every day. It’s pointless. I have a shirt that I wear when I’m not on stage and then I have a sweaty shirt that is so disgusting it would blow your mind.” ~ Sam Endicott
  42. “With Batman&Robin, the fourth entry in the recent Batman movie series, the profitable franchise appears poised to take a nosedive. This film, which places yet another actor in the batsuit, has all the necessary hallmarks of a sorry sequel – pointless, plodding plotting; asinine action; clueless, comatose characterization; and dumb dialogue. Batman&Robin moves at a dizzying pace, yet goes absolutely nowhere.” ~ James Berardinelli
  43. “What you do is ultimately pointless. You could be replaced any day of the week with the first moron who walks in the door. So work as little as possible, and spend a little time (not too much, though) ‘selling yourself’ and ‘networking’ so that you will have backup and will be untouchable (and untouched) the next time the company is restructured.” ~ Corinne Maier
  44. “Much of the material presented in schools strikes students as alien, if not pointless.” ~ Howard Gardner

  45. “I find it pointless sitting in my house not working, though I like to go on extended vacations from time to time.” ~ Hayao Miyazaki
  46. “And one’s wandering proved as sterile and pointless as the excitement produced by a close study of pornographic albums.” ~ Bruno Schulz
  47. “it is in the oral traditions of the villages that the arts of India are really alive. The brief Western immortality of museums is pointless to people who have seen eternity in their earth.” ~ Santha Rama Rau
  48. “Kinda pointless to fight for what you want when what you want continues to break your heart” ~ Molly McAdams

  49. “All analyses end badly. Each ‘termination’ leaves the participants with the taste of ashes in their mouths; each is absurd; each is a small, pointless death. Psychoanalysis cannot tolerate happy endings; it casts them off the way the body’s immunological system casts off transplanted organs.” ~ Janet Malcolm
  50. “It’s frustrating sometimes to see the mismatch in resources between the pointless and the urgent, isn’t it. Like the gap between the vast resources poured into military technological research to make war more sophisticated, and the trickle that goes into developing techniques that might prevent war instead.” ~ Anita Roddick
  51. “A book consists of two layers: on top, the readable layer … and underneath, a layer that was inaccessible. You only sense its existence in a moment of distraction from the literal reading, the way you see childhood through a child. It would take forever to tell what you see, and it would be pointless.” ~ Marguerite Duras , Pointless quotes existence
  52. “The inability of some critics to connect the dots doesn’t make pointillism pointless” ~ Georges Seurat

  53. “Once considered an art form that called for talent, or at least a craft that called for practice, a poem now needs only sincerity. Everyone, we’re assured, is a poet. Writing poetry is good for us. It expresses our inmost feelings, which is wholesome. Reading other people’s poems is pointless since those aren’t our own inmost feelings.” ~ Barbara Holland
  54. “Let them all believe whatever they want. It is pointless to go on radio shows and wrangle over mystical claims. However, such claims must not be imposed on captive children in government-owned schools. That is prohibited by the separation of church and state, a core principle in the First Amendment in America’s Bill of Rights.” ~ James A. Haught
  55. “Much of the discussion about socialism and individualism is entirely pointless, because of failure to agree on terminology.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  56. “It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.” ~ Marie Lu

  57. “Without us here to witness, the universe is just pointless physics unfolding.” ~ Daniel H. Wilson
  58. “It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain.” ~ Francis Maude
  59. “For the first time since 1979, we are talking to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Obama says talking to him is probably pointless, but it’s a hell of a relief from Mitch McConnell.” ~ Bill Maher
  60. “Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with.” ~ James Earl Jones
  61. “Time and circumstances change us…and it is pointless to ask why.” ~ Doug Dorst

  62. “You imagine a reader and try to keep the reader interested. That’s storytelling. You also hope to reward the reader with a sense of a completed design, that somebody is in charge, and that while life is pointless, the book isn’t pointless. The author knows where he is going. That’s form.” ~ John Updike , Pointless quotes life
  63. “What you hope for Is that at some point of the pointless journey, Indoors or out, and when you least expect it, Right in the middle of your stride, like that, So neatly that you never feel a thing, The kind assassin Sleep will draw a bead And blow your brains out.” ~ Richard Wilbur
  64. “Worrying about how you’ll be remembered is pointless. Better to try to live your life in such a way that people will respect you while you’re still alive.” ~ Charles Cumming
  65. “Asking me why I did or didn’t do anything is generally pointless. How do I know? And asking me what I’ll do in the future is even less rewarding.” ~ Lawrence Block

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