Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
—John Kenneth Galbraith