The Zen of Supreme Indifference Indifference is the strongest force in the universe.
-- Joan Vinge
 
 

Over the years, many people have discovered true happiness through supreme indifference. Some of them have kindly offered some words as testimonials to the awesome power of this technique.

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe.
  -- Joan Vinge
Indifference is the essence of [...]humanity.
  -- George Bernard Shaw
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
  -- Albert Einstein
Perfect behaviour is born of complete indifference.
  -- Cesare Pavese (This Business of Living: Diaries 1935-50)
The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment [...] was to be indifferent [...].
  -- Al Capp
As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself - so like a brother, really - I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again.
  -- Albert Camus
A man [...] is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
  -- Alec Waugh
Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
  -- Anatole France
The universe we observe has [...], at bottom, [...] nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
  -- Charles Darwin
There are only two ways to be quite unprejudiced and impartial. [...] The other is to be completely indifferent.
  -- Charles P. Curtis
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference [...].
  -- Edmund Burke (Letter to William Smith, 29 Jan. 1795)
Throughout history it has been [...] indifference [...] when it mattered most, that has made it possible [...] to triumph.
  -- Haile Selassie
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
  -- Hannah Whitall Smith
It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.
  -- James Baldwin
To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability [...] to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself [...].
  -- Joan Didion
The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.
  -- John Hughes Holmes
This is moral perfection: to live each day as though it were the last; to be tranquil, sincere, [...] indifferent to one's fate.
  -- Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish [...] the latter.
  -- Norman Cousins
It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering [...].
  -- Robert Lynd
The universe is [...] indifferent to intelligence [...].
  -- Unknown
So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm.
  -- Winston Churchill
Indifference is the invisible giant of the world.
  -- Ouida
Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument.
  -- Gioacchino Rossini
I prefer [...] the indifference of wisdom.
  -- Anatole France
Indifference Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
  -- Dennis Kucinich
The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it.
  -- J. Russel Lynes