We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Irrelevant Quotes from Jody Williams, William Ernest Henley, Rege-Jean Page, John Zorn, Warren Spector. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action.
It is the artist’s function not to copy but to synthesise: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal.
I don’t think that it’s ever irrelevant to know where you came from, to know your history, and to improve upon your history.
I’m constantly tortured, and that’s why I say happiness is irrelevant. Happiness is for children and yuppies.
Ideas are nothing. They’re irrelevant. If you think your idea is so important, you’re doomed. The reality is if you don’t like one idea, I’ve got 299 more. If I tell you my idea, and you can execute better against that idea than I can – great; I get to play a terrific game.
As long as it was George Groves in the opposite corner with his world title, the date was irrelevant to me. I was prepared to wait as long as it took to get that fight for the world title.
The fact that, almost a century after refrigeration made salt-preserved foods irrelevant, we are still eating them demonstrates the affection we have for salt.
When it comes time for basketball, everything else is kind of irrelevant.
My sexuality is irrelevant.
Any system that sees aesthetics as irrelevant, that separates the artist from his product, that fragments the work of the individual, or creates by committee, or makes mincemeat of the creative process will, in the long run, diminish not only the product but the maker as well.
What better example than the World Cup is there of the fact that individual people are irrelevant while impersonal structures are invariant?
Comparison is painful. Don’t be cowed by other people’s pretty pictures. When you feel unimpressive, or irrelevant, that has nothing to do with what you’re actually capable of.
I have a nice house, nice cars, nice watches, nice things. I’ve got money in the bank. I’m not in need of a few quid – as it stands. It’s all irrelevant to me.
I’ve seen every idea. Ideas are irrelevant. You are judged on execution, and the number 1 way to prove that you can execute is by executing.
Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
Mindfulness is so powerful that the fact that it comes out of Buddhism is irrelevant.
I’m no longer the young woman I was playing before, and I’m in a profession where that continuum that is me is irrelevant to most people – they’re meeting me for the first time, seeing me for the first time, and they’re seeing an old woman, so that’s what I’ve got to start being.
My opponents are irrelevant. It’s all about which Rob turns up. If I get it right, I can win anything.
Part of what dressing for yourself means requires your understanding that the scrutiny of others is frankly irrelevant.
Good leaders make people’s strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.
We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then.
Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there?
As far as ‘The Crown’ goes I think that it is irrelevant and ridiculous that I turn up at all!
For the longest time in Denmark I didn’t want to say what I was politically. I thought it was irrelevant.
Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America’s self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.
If ever I wanted to marry, it would have been only Kunal and I said it is irrelevant because I always felt I am married to him.
I figure no matter what interview I do, the real good ‘journalists’ are going to find the completely irrelevant quotes that will drum up some controversy and stick it on their page to get some clicks and completely miss the real context of what the interview is about. That’s what we do nowadays and call it ‘journalism.’
Venus, ancient goddess of love and beauty, is an apparently irrelevant, invented deity of the long dead. But Venus merits scrutiny. Chart her life story across 5,000 years and you chart the evolution of our conflicted relationship with sex and with the female body.
The dissolution of the Oslo Accords would serve as the official act validating what we already know – that this failed framework is totally irrelevant in 2013.
Wherever people come from, that’s irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. What is important is that they bring a skill or a talent or something that’s going to benefit America.
I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don’t need to be blonde when I’m 60!
It’s not always easy being a full-time feminist – especially as a young woman – when you’re constantly being told that what you do is irrelevant. I’m on the defense all the time.
I did GCSE’s and A-levels. I did my finals after the Lions tour in 2009 to get my law degree. So I’ve always had an eye on life beyond playing, irrelevant of the period in my career.
Maybe all theatre is going to be irrelevant for all time.
Is the American theatre allowing itself to become irrelevant? The problem isn’t that playwrights aren’t being paid enough. It’s that theatres all over America are looking towards New York to tell them what new plays to do.
It’s irrelevant to me what young Singaporeans think of me. I’ve lived long enough to know that you may be idealised in life and reviled after you’re dead.
One of the main things I know about O.J. Simpson is that he is a compulsive talker. So if I were to ask him one question, I would get 45 minutes on the history of the case. It would be irrelevant what I would ask him – he would just start talking.
Silicon Valley is constantly saying that the government is irrelevant and powerless. But that’s because most people there have never seen it get serious.
May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best – out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.
I remember being in China and realising how irrelevant not even Britain is, but also Europe. We’re just another remote country that hardly impinges on some places at all.
The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point.
I think that if you walk through this life and I end up being a bad father, then it won’t matter anything else I achieved in my life. It will all be irrelevant.
People shouting abuse has happened for a very long time, and I find it kind of amusing and irrelevant.
When you’re not the Steph Currys or the Kyrie Irvings of the league, long-term promises are irrelevant.
I think age is neither an asset nor challenge; it all depends on how you present yourself. Age is sort of irrelevant.
When it comes up with my age, I’m like, let’s just end the conversation there. That’s irrelevant to me. I’ll pitch until I’m 40.
Item song dancers like Silk Smitha and Jayamalini have become irrelevant. The heroines are doing those dances themselves.
One of the sad things about retiring is that you just become increasingly irrelevant. The world flows around you, and you don’t seem to be impacting it any longer.
Everything else is irrelevant after the bliss of giving a perfect shot.
Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
I closely follow football (and basketball and baseball) for the right reasons, not the alarmingly irrelevant ones.
I think the FISA court’s basically totally irrelevant.
Labels, boxes, and politically correct terminology all seem small and irrelevant when being compared to the violent and brutal attacks on the lives of people who are different than what society says we should be.
I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have.
We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise as irrelevant to the present.
A show is good when there is a meeting of time and space, when time and space become irrelevant.
Who is Allen West? What is Allen West doing with his time? He’s the most irrelevant person in America.
If the Net becomes the center of the universe, which is what seems to be happening, then the dizzying array of machines that will be plugged into it will virtually guarantee that the specifics of which chip and which operating system you’ve got will be irrelevant.
The news as entertainment is the real danger, because the truth or accuracy of what it is reporting becomes irrelevant.
Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It’s considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true.
My feminist values are rooted in my socialist values. The number of women CEOs in Britain’s biggest companies is irrelevant if they pay their women workers poverty wages or discriminate against black employees.
I believe that the worst thing the liberals did in this country was the Lyndon Johnson welfare system, which broke up millions of marriages by funneling taxpayers’ money solely to the woman. That made the father and husband irrelevant.
They’ve been irrelevant to me, the print media, because my link does not depend upon the menial minds of the scribblers in Canberra or anywhere else.
I am told by others that I have a lateral-thinking, broad approach to problems, sometimes to my detriment. In school, my grades always suffered because I was continually mucking about with irrelevant side issues, which I often found to be more interesting.
Modernism is an outmoded way of thinking about design: it just doesn’t reflect the way we live now. It always puts forward this idea that the past is irrelevant to tomorrow – and tomorrow is all that matters. But the past is part of who we are.
I feel like there’s an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we’re all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody’s so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant.
If you’re not ready the moment things happen, then you’re irrelevant, you might as well not go.
There’s barely any aspect of our modern lives that hasn’t had a mathematical contribution at some point and yet, if you asked the average person, they might think that maths is just difficult, irrelevant and uninteresting.
I know all the guys in NXT have a lot of talent, and that’s the reason why they are there. But in this sport, you can see guys with a lot of talent in the minor leagues, when they move into the major leagues, they become irrelevant.
The Booker 2011 is of no more interest to me than the world heavyweight championship, which I’m not going to win either. It’s irrelevant.
We live in a funny time. If you don’t go corporate, you can’t compete. You’re relegated as irrelevant. People used to admire that.
Many think of memory as rote learning, a linear stuffing of the brain with facts, where understanding is irrelevant. When you teach it properly, with imagination and association, understanding becomes a part of it.
The most striking thing is that even before Osama bin Laden was killed, he seemed largely irrelevant to the Arab Spring.
I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH, that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant – it no longer existed.
I focus on the team and I block out all the outside media stuff, because it’s so irrelevant and uncontrollable.
I reject this idea that who Bernie Sanders was in the 1960s is irrelevant. Who you are and what you do, what you fought for, and who and what you fought against, is always relevant.
The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state.
Conservatives conserve and that is why they became irrelevant.
The gender is irrelevant; the identity is the one you should try and create for yourself by yourself, and the narrative of your own life becomes your own book.
While arguments rage about plant- versus meat-based diets, new technologies will soon make them irrelevant. Before long, most of our food will come neither from animals nor plants, but from unicellular life.
It’s not always about reaching the widest audience. It’s about how you reach people, and in that sense, there’s no difference between a little room in a back basement with ten people if you hit them hard enough, there’s a nobility to reaching ten people. They are not irrelevant because they are less than 10,000.
I suddenly think the job of acting is a difficult one. It’s not as flip, irrelevant and shallow a calling as I thought it was in the Eighties.
I had all these singles come out within a two-month period, and then nothing for almost two years. You start to feel a little irrelevant. You realize how many people there are trying to be songwriters and how competitive it is and how political things can be.
Your gender becomes irrelevant when you are in a performance-based environment.
I loved Dad more for treating the biological reality as trivial, irrelevant. He loved me no less than his other three children.
There is no Left and Right any more. Left and Right is irrelevant… We need big change. We’ve got to get back control of our country.
I’ve never understood why anyone would want to join the army, but that’s irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that, as long as we go on voting in governments who are prepared to take troops into an illegal war, that army is a necessity.
Biennial culture is already almost irrelevant, because so many more people are providing so many better opportunities for artists to exhibit their work.
I’ve done strategic planning, all kind of cash flows, but in fad marketing, it is all really irrelevant. It is marketing by total gut feeling. There is no market research. You either sell 500 of something, and it is a total bomb, or you sell 500 million.
A lot of the time we think finances are immediately linked to experience, opportunities, image, and all sorts of important things that can progress us in life. Sometimes they’re not. Finances can be completely irrelevant if you allow yourself to feel like things are going well.
Graphic Design, which fulfills aesthetic needs, complies with the laws of form and exigencies of two-dimensional space; which speaks in semiotics, sans-serifs, and geometrics; which abstracts, transforms, translates, rotates, dilates, repeats, mirrors, groups, and regroups, is not good design if it is irrelevant.
When your primary function is to be happy, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness is your true manifestation.
For the audience, actors carry out specific roles of men and women through the character that they play out on screen. The director on the other hand is not doing a gender-specific job. So, it is irrelevant if the person who makes a particular film is a man or a woman.
I get asked why there aren’t more female directors all the time. I’m kind of reluctant to talk about it. That’s not because I think the question is irrelevant or stupid. It’s just that there are so many mitigating factors.
You don’t look at a painting and ask if the artist was gay or straight. I think it’s irrelevant in any situation – I don’t care if my garbageman is gay or straight as long as he picks up the garbage.
Ocean rowing is very much what you make it. Rowing technique is pretty irrelevant on the ocean. It’s the psychology that’s important.
Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.
Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
I do my research the same as everyone else – I watch games relentlessly and try to be the best that I can be. It should be irrelevant whether I’m male or female, so as long as I work hard and try my best at it, then more we keep speaking about it, then we can eradicate it from the game.
No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not. I feel their presence around me.
It is easy to dismiss the world as ‘irrelevant,’ or consumed by ‘paranoid anti-Americanism,’ but perhaps not wise.
A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
The pressure to take irrelevant characteristics like race and sex into account in academic science is dangerous enough. But Silicon Valley continues to remake itself in the image of the campus diversity bureaucracy.
While the older generation is content to sit around and critique culture, that culture is moving beyond them. At some point the traditional church and all of the expressions of that church will become essentially irrelevant.
A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.
Carry a big basket. In other words, be open to new ideas, different partners, and new practices, and have a willingness to dump out the old and irrelevant to make room for new approaches.
Scientology is completely irrelevant to any of the talks that have been given to me.
The fundamental dogma of Modernism – that, if the past is irrelevant to the future, then today is irrelevant to tomorrow – has created a throwaway society of disposable objects. That is sick.
I think my perspective on my age is really irrelevant.
To me, the technique was almost irrelevant; it was what was coming across.
Government, in many ways, is absolutely going to, if not already has, become irrelevant. It’s not going to be in control anymore with the technologies that are coming down the pipe.
Well, if the NATO countries don’t make more of their troops usable and don’t get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant.
We all recall what is or was important to us and are astonished when it slips other people’s minds. Perhaps we dismiss as irrelevant matters of crucial concern to those we love. That’s life as most of us experience it, and which few movies document with such understated acuity as ‘Boyhood’ does.
I’ve often been asked why my shot-taking is not stylish, why I don’t think about visual statements. The truth is, style is irrelevant. I never think of the shot as much as I think of the characters and what they are saying and doing.
Whether I am the Champion or not is irrelevant to me. I am not attached to it.
Fascism says what you and I experience as facts or what reporters experience as facts are irrelevant. All that matters are impressions and emotions and myths.
Censorship no longer works by hiding information from you; censorship works by flooding you with immense amounts of misinformation, of irrelevant information, of funny cat videos, until you’re just unable to focus.
I genre-hop quite a lot. I love manipulating genre and deconstructing it and making it irrelevant. Genreless music is great because it means you get to write in any genre that you like.
Every book I’ve written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.
It’s irrelevant how I prefer to play and what I want. It’s all about what works for the team.
Your body is not your art – it’s your paintbrush. Whether your paintbrush is a tall paintbrush or a thin paintbrush or a stocky paintbrush or a scratched up paintbrush is completely irrelevant.
I think records are irrelevant, but I’m being approached about it all the time. If I could avoid it, that would be great.
America’s a gangbanger country. We got our gang, and everything else is irrelevant.
Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn’t know what the gender was of the tennis coach.
If you lose, you can’t lead. If you don’t lead, you’re irrelevant. Winning is what it’s all about in politics.