Idiocy Quotes

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1. “Our lives are businesses that are sometimes run by idiots.”

Tags : Idiocy Life And Living Mistakes Stupidity
Source : Omicron

2. “Among clever idiots it's a great advantage to be simple-minded.”

Tags : Cleverness Idiocy Simpleminded
Author : Marty Rubin

3. “Watching Nigel Farage rudely insult fellow members of the European Parliament today - the first occasion they were all assembled in Brussels since the tragic 'Brexit' referendum result - made me feel utterly ashamed to be British. Let it be known that Nigel Farage is the very epitomy of a narrow-minded 'Little Englander' who does not represent the vast majority of outward-looking people from Great Britain. His shameful and unofficial campaign to convince the British electorate to leave the European Union was peppered with lies and deceit. His populist and xenophobic rhetoric has also subsequently contributed to ugly scenes of racial abuse and hate crime directed at Eastern European nationals and ethnic minorities living and working in the UK, in the wake of the referendum result. Fellow Europeans, world citizens, let this be a wake-up call. Deny your own domestic peddlers of populism and nationalism the opportunity to follow the example of this unelected, disrespected maverick, intent on making a name for himself, for he has unwittingly unleashed a wrecking ball on Britain's future economic prosperity, cultural diversity and social harmony.”

Tags : Be Vigilant Boorish British British Crime British People Bulldog Bulldogs Bullshit Crap Dangerous People Distrust Divisions In Society Economic Growth Enmity Enmity Quotes Euro Europeans Fear Fears Quotes Humanity Idiotic Lack Of Confidence Lunacy Narrow Minded People National Security Nazismo Open Hearted Policy Enforcement Quotes Of Life Racism Quote
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

4. “The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them."(The Decider, July 21, 2007)”

Tags : Folly Humour Ideas Idiocy Politics Ridicule
Author : Bill Maher

5. “Now that I think about it, it seems to me that’s what Idiocy is: the ability to be enthusiastic all the time about anything you like, so that a drawing on the wall does not have to be diminished by the memory of the frescoes of Giotto in Padua.”

Tags : Criticism Critics Enthusiasm Idiocy
Source : Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

6. “A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody.”

Tags : Beguile Carnal People Circumspection Clever But False Counterfeited Daft Deception Decievers Dim Witted Dumb Duplicitious Falsehood Fugitive Guru Ill Advised Imbecility Inane Inanity Indiscretion Lies Little Minds Machiavellian Mental Neophyte Simpleton Smarts Stupid Undiscerning

7. “A solemn day. Barring a stay by Sup Ct, & with my final nod, Utah will use most extreme power & execute a killer. Mourn his victims. Justice.[...] I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims.[...] We will be streaming live my press conference as soon as I'm told Gardner is dead. Watch it at www.attorneygeneral.Utah.gov/live.html.”

Tags : Attorney Generals Death Death Penalty Executions Firing Squads God Idiocy Mercy Murder Press Conferences Psychopathy Religion Ronnie Lee Gardner Utah Utah Department Of Corrections Victims

8. “I'll make a book on learning how to be a complete moron someday, and I'm sure no one will buy it, because everyone will have mastered that already by the time I gather enough moronism to process it into digestible upgrade instructions for your average village cyborg-idiot.”

Tags : Average Book Books Certain Certainty Complete Completeness Cyborgs Idiocy Idiot Implementation Instructions Master Mastery Mormonism Moronism Nothing Process Processing Religion Robot Robots Sales Upgrade Writing
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

9. “You want to know what I'm afraid of? All right, I'll tell you. I'm afraid of men - yes, I'm very much afraid of men. And I'm even more afraid of women. And I'm very much afraid of the whole bloody human race. Afraid of them? Of course I'm afraid of them. Who wouldn't be afraid of a pack of damned hyenas? [...] And when I say afraid - that's just a word I use. What I really mean is that I hate them. I hate their voices, I hate their eyes, I hate the way they laugh. I hate the whole bloody business. It's cruel, it's idiotic, it's unspeakably horrible. I never had the guts to kill myself or I'd have got out of it long ago.”

Tags : Afraid Cruel Cruelty Fear Guts Hate Horrible Horror Human Race Humanity Hyenas Idiocy Idiotic Men Suicide Women
Author : Jean Rhys
Source : Good Morning, Midnight

10. “Idiots are of two kinds: those who try to be smart and those who think they are smart.”

Tags : Dumb Dumbass Dumbness Fool Foolishness Fools Funny Funny Quotes Idiocy Idiot Idiots Intelligence Intelligence Is Attractive Intelligent Smart Smartass Smartness
Author : Raheel Farooq

11. “But it is infamous that they have not told you!’ declared Eustacie. ‘Je n’en reviendrai jamais!’‘If it’s all the same to you, miss, I’d just as soon you’d talk in a Christian language,’ said Mr. Stubbs.”

Tags : Comedic Comedy French Language Humor Humour Humourous Humourous Quote Idiocy Idiotic Idiots
Source : The Talisman Ring

12. “Destruction is easily reversed, Brain drainage howbeit is a civilization killer”

Tags : Brain Drainage Civilization Destruction Idiocy Mindlessness Stupidity
Author : A.M.M Alusi

13. “I know I don't want to ask this, but the compulsion's more than I can bear. What's kind of human?" Ash"She's a ghost." Nick"What kind of idiot dates a ghost?" Ash”

Tags : Acheron Ghostgirl Idiocy Nick Gautier
Source : Illusion

14. “Most people do not want to follow a leader, they want to command the leading of a servant.”

Tags : Command Fools Idiocy Leaders Servitude Wicked Devils

15. “You're an idiot.""I've never claimed to be otherwise.”

Tags : Humor Idiocy
Source : City of Bones

16. “When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?”

Tags : Atheism Idiocy
Author : Quentin Crisp
Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp

17. “There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy.”

Tags : Audacity Harry Dresden Idiocy
Author : Jim Butcher
Source : Turn Coat

18. “We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.”

Tags : Culture Humanity Idiocy Life

19. “Not that I knew who you were until last month. But now that I've got you, I'm not letting you go.""You're not?"Blake stared at her in irritated confusion. What was her game? "Do you think I'm an idiot?" he spat out."No," she said. "I've just escaped from a den of idiots, so I'm well familiar with the breed, and you're something else entirely. I am, however, hoping you're not a terribly good shot.”

Tags : Humor Idiocy Romance Sarcasm
Author : Julia Quinn
Source : To Catch an Heiress

20. “To hold power has always meant to manipulate idiots and circumstances; and those circumstances and those idiots, tossed together, bring about those coincidences to which even the greatest men confess they owe most of their fame”

Tags : Fame Idiocy Power
Source : Stello

21. “Six-Pack didn't despise George W. Bush to the degree that Ketchum did, but she thought the president was a smirking twerp and a dumbed-down daddy's boy, and she agreed with Ketchum's assessment that Bush would be as worthless as wet crap in even the smallest crisis. If a fight broke out between two small dogs, for example, Ketchum claimed that Bush would call the fire department and ask them to bring a hose; then the president would position himself at a safe distance from the dogfight, and wait for the firemen to show up. The part Pam liked best about this assessment was that Ketchum said the president would instantly look self-important, and would appear to be actively involved--that is, once the firefighters and their hose arrived, and provided there was anything remaining of the mess the two dogs might have made of each other in the interim.”

Tags : America George W Bush Idiocy Incompetence Self Importance
Author : John Irving
Source : Last Night in Twisted River

22. “The last time that I consciously wrote anything to 'save the honor of the Left', as I rather pompously put it, was my little book on the crookedness and cowardice and corruption (to put it no higher) of Clinton. I used leftist categories to measure him, in other words, and to show how idiotic was the belief that he was a liberal's champion. Again, more leftists than you might think were on my side or in my corner, and the book was published by Verso, which is the publishing arm of the New Left Review. However, if a near-majority of leftists and liberals choose to think that Clinton was the target of a witch-hunt and the victim of 'sexual McCarthyism', an Arkansan Alger Hiss in other words, you become weary of debating on their terms and leave them to make the best of it.”

Tags : Alger Hiss Arkansas Bill Clinton Corruption Cowardice Debate Delusion Idiocy Impeachment Of Bill Clinton Leftism Lewinsky Scandal Liberalism Mccarthyism New Left Review Sex Verso Books Witch Hunt
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

23. “Someone. Everyone. Anyone. No-one. One. One can't be everyone, but there isn't more than one everyone, at the same time. And at the same time no-one can't be someone, but anyone can be one, and also anyone can be a no-one. To sum up - everyone is someone, and any-one becomes a no-one if you divide the one part long enough by every part of every-one, so in conclusion, I have no idea what I’m talking about, basically.”

Tags : Anyone Basically Differences Dividing Division Everyone Idea Increase Lacking Logic Meaning Meanings More Moronism No One Nothing One Paradox Part Partial Partiality Puzzle Someone Sum
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

24. “And Jesus, in response, created for Himself a sort of daily compassion (not empathy, of which He seemed to have little, at least to Amos), but a cobbled-together will-to-patience that was born not of His divinity, but of His humility. Amos said he'd imagined Jesus so many times repeating under His breath, "Don't smite them, don't smite them, they're really just a bunch of morons and are in enough trouble already," repeating it as He healed the hemorrhaging woman, the blind man, the soldier, people He did not love but took mercy upon anyway.”

Tags : Humanity Idiocy
Author : Haven Kimmel

25. “La bêtise est infiniment plus fascinante que l'intelligence, infiniment plus profonde. L'intelligence a des limites, la bêtise n'en a pas!”

Tags : Idiocy Intelligence

26. “Well?” Amelia demanded, clearly unaware of the turn of his thoughts. Which was a good thing, as they likely would have sent her screaming from the room. “Have you discovered anything about my brother’s whereabouts?” “I have.” “And?” “Lord Ramsay visited earlier this evening, lost some money at the hazard table—” “Thank God he’s alive,” Amelia exclaimed. “—and apparently decided to console himself by visiting a nearby brothel.” “Brothel?” She shot Merripen an exasperated glance. “I swear it, Merripen, he’ll die at my hands tonight.” She looked back at Cam. “How much did he lose at the hazard table?” “Approximately five hundred pounds.” The pretty blue eyes widened in outrage. “He’ll die slowly at my hands. Which brothel?” “Bradshaw’s.” Amelia reached for her bonnet. “Come, Merripen. We’re going there to collect him.” Both Merripen and Cam replied at the same time. “No.” “I want to see for myself if he’s all right,” she said calmly. “I very much doubt he is.” She gave Merripen a frosty stare. “I’m not returning home without Leo.” Half amused, half alarmed by her force of will, Cam asked Merripen, “Am I dealing with stubbornness, idiocy, or some combination of the two?” Amelia replied before Merripen had the opportunity. “Stubbornness, on my part. The idiocy may be attributed entirely to my brother.” She settled the bonnet on her head and tied its ribbons beneath her chin.”

Tags : Amelia Cam Haha Idiocy Merripen Stubborness
Author : Lisa Kleypas
Source : Mine Till Midnight

27. “As we look out to sea, a great shadow seems to move under the water. He can see it, says W. - 'Look: the kraken of your idiocy'. Yes, there it is, moving darkly beneath the water.”

Tags : Idiocy Kraken Monstrosity Perversity
Author : Lars Iyer
Source : Spurious

28. “Many use idiocy as a means of expression.”

Tags : Idiocy Means Of Expression

29. “Them Frenchies!’ ‘Unchristian, that’s what I call ’em,’ responded Mr. Stubbs severely. ‘I fair compassionate that wench.”

Tags : Comedic Comedy Humor Idiocy Idiotic Idiots Moronic
Source : The Talisman Ring

30. “Are you a terrorist? Or just an idiot?”

Tags : Idiocy Light Novel My Youth Romantic Comedy Shizuka Hiratsuka Teenagers Terrorist Wataru Watari
Author : Wataru Watari
Source : やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 1

31. “Osaka: Ah Get to ponderin' when Christmas rolls around. Y'all know Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? That's messed up, y'know? Saying his nose will help light the way at night ain't no way t'make him feel better about it. If you told a bald fella you needed the light reflecting off his head to see, he'd like to punch you. Santa's a cruel bully.”

Tags : Christmas Idiocy Manga Osaka Random Random Thoughts Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Thinking Thoughts
Source : Azumanga Daioh: The Omnibus

32. “To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely.”

Tags : Error Government Idiocy Law Structure Stupid System
Author : Nick Harkaway

33. “When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning-rod, the clergy, both in England and America, with the enthusiastic support of George III, condemned it as an impious attempt to defeat the will of God. For, as all right-thinking people were aware, lightning is sent by God to punish impiety or some other grave sin—the virtuous are never struck by lightning. Therefore if God wants to strike any one, Benjamin Franklin [and his lightning-rod] ought not to defeat His design; indeed, to do so is helping criminals to escape. But God was equal to the occasion, if we are to believe the eminent Dr. Price, one of the leading divines of Boston. Lightning having been rendered ineffectual by the 'iron points invented by the sagacious Dr. Franklin,' Massachusetts was shaken by earthquakes, which Dr. Price perceived to be due to God's wrath at the 'iron points.' In a sermon on the subject he said, 'In Boston are more erected than elsewhere in New England, and Boston seems to be more dreadfully shaken. Oh! there is no getting out of the mighty hand of God.' Apparently, however, Providence gave up all hope of curing Boston of its wickedness, for, though lightning-rods became more and more common, earthquakes in Massachusetts have remained rare.”

Tags : America Benjamin Franklin Boston Christianity Clergy Design Divine England Franklin George Iii God Hand Of God Idiocy Impious Lightning Lightning Rod Massachusetts New England Piety Providence Religion Superstition Wickedness
Source : An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: A Hilarious Catalogue of Organized and Individual Stupidity

34. “I'd been at the mercy of a prick on a power trip, the kind of buttoned-up bantam rooster who gets off on control and then, when you resist him, tells you that you've got issues with control.”

Tags : Control Fools Idiocy Jerks Men Power Relationships Society Women Women And Men
Author : Norah Vincent
Source : Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin

35. “Why, these men would destroy the Bible on evidence that would not convict a habitual criminal of a misdemeanor. They found a tooth in a sand pit in Nebraska with no other bones about it, and from that one tooth decided that it was the remains of the missing link. They have queer ideas about age too. They find a fossil and when they are asked how old it is they say they can't tell without knowing what rock it was in, and when they are asked how old the rock is they say they can't tell unless they know how old the fossil is.”

Tags : Bible Christianity Creationism Evidence Idiocy Ignorance Lies Nebraska Man Queer The Bible Theism Untrue
Source : The Bible Or Evolution

36. “How was I to know idiocy was only a temporary condition, especially in your case? It never has been before!”

Tags : Idiocy Idiot Idiots
Author : Gail Carriger
Source : Blameless

37. “The television commercial has mounted the most serious assault on capitalist ideology since the publication of Das Kapital. To understand why, we must remind ourselves that capitalism, like science and liberal democracy, was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. Its principal theorists, even its most prosperous practitioners, believed capitalism to be based on the idea that both buyer and seller are sufficiently mature, well informed and reasonable to engage in transactions of mutual self-interest. If greed was taken to be the fuel of the capitalist engine, the surely rationality was the driver. The theory states, in part, that competition in the marketplace requires that the buyer not only knows what is good for him but also what is good. If the seller produces nothing of value, as determined by a rational marketplace, then he loses out. It is the assumption of rationality among buyers that spurs competitors to become winners, and winners to keep on winning. Where it is assumed that a buyer is unable to make rational decisions, laws are passed to invalidate transactions, as, for example, those which prohibit children from making contracts...Of course, the practice of capitalism has its contradictions...But television commercials make hash of it...By substituting images for claims, the pictorial commercial made emotional appeal, not tests of truth, the basis of consumer decisions. The distance between rationality and advertising is now so wide that it is difficult to remember that there once existed a connection between them. Today, on television commercials, propositions are as scarce as unattractive people. The truth or falsity of an advertiser's claim is simply not an issue. A McDonald's commercial, for example, is not a series of testable, logically ordered assertions. It is a drama--a mythology, if you will--of handsome people selling, buying and eating hamburgers, and being driven to near ecstasy by their good fortune. No claim are made, except those the viewer projects onto or infers from the drama. One can like or dislike a television commercial, of course. But one cannot refute it.”

Tags : Advertising Commercials Drama Emotional Appeal Falsities Idiocy Logic Mcdonalds Public Discourse Television Television Commercials
Author : Neil Postman
Source : Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

38. “Printed works do not take up mental space simply by virtue of being there; attention must be paid or their content, whether simple or complex, can never be truly assimilated. The willed attention demanded by print is the antithesis of the reflexive distraction encouraged by infotainment media, whether one is talking about the tunes on an iPod, a picture flashing briefly on a home page, a text message, a video game, or the latest offering of "reality" TV. That all of these sources of information and entertainment are capable of simultaneously engendering distraction and absorption accounts for much of their snakelike charm.”

Tags : Idiocy Infotainment Reading Motivation
Author : Susan Jacoby
Source : The Age of American Unreason

39. “By this time he had discovered that his neighbour was not very conversible; But whether her silence proceeded from pride, discretion, timidity, or idiotism, he was still unable to decide.”

Tags : Idiocy Silence
Author : Matthew Lewis
Source : The Monk

40. “Bravery is absence of contemplation and idiocy is the extinction of it.”

Tags : Absence Contemplation Bravery Extinction Idiocy