Tim Minchin quotes

  • Science adjusts its views based on what's observed Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Honesty #Views #Denial

  • Isn’t this enough? Just this world? Just this beautiful, complex wonderfully unfathomable world? How does it so fail to hold our attention that we have to diminish it with the invention of cheap, man-made myths and monsters?
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Beautiful #Men #Doe

  • If anyone can show me one example in the history of the world of a single spiritual person who has been able to show either empirically or logically the existence of a higher power with any consciousness or interest in the human race or ability to punish or reward humans for their moral choices or that there is any reason other than fear to believe in any version of an afterlife, I will give you my piano, one of my legs and my wife.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Spiritual #Believe #Race

  • Throughout history, every mystery ever solved has turned out to be NOT magic..
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Magic #Mystery

  • Define yourself by what you love
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Define Yourself

  • You know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? - Medicine.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Medicine #Alternatives #Alternative Medicine

  • Love without evidence is stalking.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Stalking #Evidence

  • Only a ginger, can call another ginger Ginger.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Ginger

  • A famous bon mot asserts that opinions are like arse-holes, in that everyone has one. There is great wisdom in this... but I would add that opinions differ significantly from arse-holes, in that yours should be constantly and thoroughly examined.We must think critically, and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the verandah and beat them with a cricket bat.... Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privilege.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Thinking #Ideas #Prejudice

  • There are children in Africa, starving to death, and you don't hear them whinging.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Children #Starving

  • Science is not a body of knowledge nor a system of belief; it is just a term which describes humankind’s incremental acquisition of understanding through observation. Science is awesome.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Understanding #Body #Acquisition

  • We have tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. But try to also express your passion for things you love. Be demonstrative and generous in your praise of those you admire. Send thank-you cards and give standing ovations. Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Passion #Love Is #Giving

  • I spend so much time hating (my body) but it never says a bad word about me
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Hate #Body #Bad Word

  • A genius is a mentally ill person with an audience
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Genius #Ill #Audience

  • Empathy is intuitive, but it is also something you can work on intellectually.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Entrepreneur #Empathy

  • Who's the world going to revolve around now?
    -- Tim Minchin

    #World

  • Respect people with less power then you. I don't care if you're the most powerful cat in the room, I will judge you on how you treat the least powerful. So there.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Graduation #Powerful #Cat

  • It's an incredibly exciting thing, this one meaningless life of yours
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Exciting #Meaningless Life #Meaningless

  • To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Inspirational #Dream #Waste

  • It's the fine balance of caffeine and alcohol that bookends my days
    -- Tim Minchin

    #Alcohol #Balance #Fine

  • Isn't this enough? Just this world? Just THIS?
    -- Tim Minchin

    #World #Enough #This World