Paradox Quotes

Most popular paradox quotes

Paradoxes are useful to attract attention to ideas.
A paradox is a truth standing on its head to gain attention.

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Paradox has been defined as "Truth standing on her head to get attention."
Paradox was with him only Truth standing on its head to attract attention.
Yet a man may love a paradox, without either losing his wit or his honesty.
Truth consists of paradoxes and a paradox
is two facts that stand on opposite hilltops
and across the intervening valley call
each other liars.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
One should not think slightly of the paradoxical; for the paradox is the source of the thinker's passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.
Paradox is a particularly powerful device to ensnare truth because it concisely illuminates the contradictions that are at the very heart of our lives.  It engages our hearts and minds because, beyond its figurative employment, paradox has always been at the center of the human condition.