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We’ve collected the best Pointless Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jeff Vandermeer, Liane Moriarty, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Melanie Martinez, Pete Hoekstra. Use them as an inspiration.

Every day, I get up, and I fill the bird feeders and put out fruit and other food for both the birds and any passing mammals. Is that pointless long-term? I have no idea. All I know is that on this day, in this moment, it makes a difference.
Asking myself, ‘Is this any good?’ is pointless. It just slows down my writing, and I can’t tell anyway. It’s always the paragraphs I loved most, the ones I tenderly polished and re-read with pride, that my editor will suggest cutting.
The only time we actually even think about our music is in interviews. We have to explain why we do what we do, even though it seems pointless to us to explain it. The rest of the time we just do what we do and don’t worry about it.
I think if you‘re going to cover a song, you should definitely take it apart and put it back together as if you wrote it. I don’t think you should sing it the same way that the artist sang it – that’s kind of pointless.
If you don’t have the smoking gun, then it’s pointless to hector interviewees. Because you just shut people up instead of opening them up.
David Frost
My rule of writing is that no one can do what you can do, so jealousy or competitiveness are pointless. I am always happy when one of my sisters has a book published that I get to read.
Hallie Ephron
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?
Forget about musical credibility. I think, unless you’re Radiohead or whatever, it’s pointless striving for that. What I would like is some respect.
I’ve seen people get robbed, seen people get shot with my own eyes, for pointless petty crimes.
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
When the task is mocking pop culture, it’s easy to make sarcastic comments and consider the job done. After a while, I began to feel like this route was completely pointless. Talking about silly, inconsequential stuff doesn’t mean you can’t put some effort into it.
In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.
You know what? I feel my book is kind of pointless. I didn’t want to do a book, but rather than tell the same old stories over and over when my wife Angie and I are out at parties, I could just hand out a bunch of books, and she won’t have to hear them ever again.
Gossiping and squawking for no reason is really pointless.
If you write, one of the questions you’re always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer.
I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that’s sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.
If the moral good of fiction stems mainly from a habit of mind it inculcates in the reader, styles are neither good nor bad, and to describe some fictional enterprises as false is pointless.
Mary Gordon
I liked my fellow Marines. I didn’t like pointless orders.
Rallies, marches on Washington, protests, et al. are pointless if there is no action to make them mean something.
For me, it would be pointless to write a novel that I knew I could complete within a specific length of time. I could do that only by repeating something I had done before, and I’ve never wanted to do that.
Charles Palliser
I’m not interested in babies at all. Babies to me are like wasps: pointless, irritating and even one can ruin a picnic. They’re just not my bag at all.
It’s pointless to be critical of your stuff once it’s done. I don’t spend a lot of time agonising over it. It’s of no importance once it’s finished.
Running my hands really fast up and down the fretboard… I mean, anybody can do that. It’s the Guitar Olympics, and I can’t think of anything more pointless.
The Edge
I play along with ‘Pointless’ and I love ‘The Chase.’ I’m not bad either – geography, biology and history are my strong points.
Philanthropy is all about sharing. If there’s an opportunity to collaborate, we will. Collaborating just for finance is pointless. It has to be like a business collaboration.
I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.
Isabelle Eberhardt
It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain.
Francis Maude
Rushing around can be a pointless diversion from actually living your life.
I can see that, without being excited, mathematics can look pointless and cold.
Maryam Mirzakhani
In particularly acute cases of depression, it is recognized that no verbal or therapeutic intervention will reach the patient. The only effective remedy is to do things, even though the patient will, at that time, believe that any act is pointless and meaningless.
People tell me I’m the first in dribbling. But it’s important that, after dribbling, I cross or pass or score. If I don’t, then dribbling is pointless.
Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.
I’d never make something pointless that I don’t believe in. I don’t think I could do it.
I did have a very determined idea of making money. I was quite savvy about that. And that was my most basic lesson. You do have to understand the economics. It’s pointless putting in all that work and losing money. If you’re not making a profit you’re stuffed.
People can’t go into the street endlessly. My friends get asked why aren’t they going to the next protest? They answer, ‘Because we’re tired of being thousands. I’m ready to become the 100,000th person at a rally, but I don’t want to be the 10,000th. Because it’s pointless.’
If its not done ethically, advertising won’t be trusted. If consumers don’t trust it, advertising is pointless.
Jef I. Richards
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that’s hard for a puritan to understand.
I was introduced to classical music by my grandparents – my parents were mostly into folk and jazz. Even as a young man, I was literally unaware of the distinctions between any of that, and I still think it’s pointless.
I don’t like being at food festivals and have someone from some weird cable access show that’s all about lifestyle get in my face with a microphone and wants to know which party I’m going to later… That just is pointless kind of stuff to me.
Changing leaders is pointless if the same policies are pursued.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we’re all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we’ve done all our lives pointless.
Then, in high school, I had a kind of mental breakdown; I didn’t want to go to school anymore. It felt pointless. It was around the same time that I became really interested in music.
Logic is pointless.
Regret is pointless. I never do anything without first deciding to do it based on facts and feelings, and if it doesn’t work out how I hoped, oh well – there’s another notch on my experience belt.
Isaac Marion
It was the winter of war, in 1939. It felt completely pointless to try to create pictures… I suddenly felt an urge to write down something that was to begin with ‘Once upon a time.’
Tove Jansson
You can’t go to medical school and come out and be like, ‘I’m going to be a dog catcher.’ That would be so pointless.
It’s often discouraging sitting working at home, wondering whether to put the heating on, answering the doorbell to the gas board, feeling it’s all utterly pointless.
I go back and watch a lot of the stuff that I did back in the day, and it was a lot of wrestling just to show that I could wrestle. And I realized that sort of stuff is sort of pointless.
I love ‘Pointless’, part of the genius of the show is that it’s always a different story.
For less powerful actors to reject work is just a waste of time and money – pointless.
Christina Pickles
Creativity is how we cope with creation. While creation sometimes seems a bit un-graspable, or even pointless, creativity is always meaningful.
In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
Jacques Ellul
The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it’s pointless.
Bram Cohen
It would be just as pointless to oppose the international use of English today as it would have been to oppose the worldwide use of French in the 18th century.
Maurice Allais