Quotations on Dumb

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One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Teamwork, Dumb, Man, Pretty, Stupidity)

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Keywords: History, Dumb, Philosophy)

When I saw Arnold say that he didn't need a union, because people in his position don't need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It's also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn't realize how the union movement even helps the star.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Movies, Thought, People, Dumb, Present)

The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within - and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers.
- Charlie Bell
(Keywords: Company, Dumb, Eye, Forget, Lies)

The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.
- Jack Black
(Keywords: Music, Dumb, Sound, World)

Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.
- Louise Brooks
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Girls)

God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
- Thomas Brooks
(Keywords: God, Heart, Dumb, Will)

Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
- Yul Brynner
(Keywords: Being, Dumb, Girls, Want)

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Dumb, Pretty, Years)

Everybody started saying, well, this cat's not as dumb as people think he is.
- David Allan Coe
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Saying)

I appreciated and respected kids who asked questions. They didn't do it to get attention, but because they were interested. Kids who didn't want to look dumb seemed like scared little rabbits.
- Henry Cole
(Keywords: Attention, Dumb, Kids, Questions, Want)

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, Question)

I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money.
- Fran Drescher
(Keywords: Money, Dumb, Job, Television)

Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Keywords: Age, Dumb, Old)

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
- Umberto Eco
(Keywords: Being, Dumb, Eye, Lies)

I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.
- John Entwistle
(Keywords: Age, America, Dumb, Europe, Old, Years)

Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Keywords: Movies, Idea, Dumb, Hollywood, Teenagers)

Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: Intelligence, War, Thought, People, Dumb, President)

I'm not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.
- Paris Hilton
(Keywords: Power, Act, Cute, Difference, Dumb, Girls, Now, Old, Want, Years)

You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.
- Judy Holliday
(Keywords: Attention, Dumb, Play)

They are damn good projects - excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there - God damn it!
- Harry Hopkins
(Keywords: God, People, Dumb, Fun, Language, Projects)

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong
(Keywords: Women, Dumb, Woman)

I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb; rather, most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn't care.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: People, Answers, Care, Dumb, Questions)

I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps.
- Mia Kirshner
(Keywords: Dance, Dumb, Learning)

Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart, sexy comedy.
- Lisa Kudrow
(Keywords: Comedy, Dumb, Hair)

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Keywords: Genius, Dumb, Word)

Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
- Courtney Love
(Keywords: Music, Creation, Drugs, Dumb, Fact, Nothing, Self)

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
- Marlee Matlin
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Name, Washington, Wrong)

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
- Eugene McCarthy
(Keywords: Politics, Being, Coach, Dumb, Football)

I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all-boys school, so we'd get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
- Katherine Moennig
(Keywords: Thought, Drugs, Dumb, Interest, School)

Well, he can't be dumb, I mean, because he's been president for four years and he's president again, so you're going to get caught out if you're really bad, aren't you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb.
- John Newcombe
(Keywords: Americans, Dumb, President, Years)

We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn't, they didn't even know what it was.
- Trey Parker
(Keywords: Life, People, Decision, Dumb, Nothing)

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton
(Keywords: War, Country, Dumb, Dying, Poor)

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo
(Keywords: Death, Dumb, Evolution, Nothing, Poor, Sensitivity, Terror, Tragedy)

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Keywords: Destruction, Dumb, Gifts, Man, Providence, Reason)

I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people.
- Keanu Reeves
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Help, Man)

Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it's on a weekly critical basis or whether it's award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work.
- Ivan Reitman
(Keywords: Time, Work, Comedy, Dumb, Honor, Poor)

There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
- Tim Robbins
(Keywords: Actors, Dumb, Politicians)

Obscenities... I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can't think of what they want to say and they're frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren't very smart - want to be just one of the boys.
- Andy Rooney
(Keywords: People, Boys, Dumb, Want)

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Envy)

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Fool)

Nothing is the destiny of everyone, it is our commonness made dumb.
- Mark Strand
(Keywords: Destiny, Dumb, Nothing)

She said 'I'm by commission. You don't have to pay anything until you sell anything.' I said, 'Well fine. You want to be my agent and not make anything.' I thought, 'Boy, is she dumb.'
- Amy Tan
(Keywords: Thought, Dumb, Want)

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman
(Keywords: History, Science, Thought, Civilization, Books, Dumb, Literature)

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.
- Orson Welles
(Keywords: Being, Dumb, Famous)

Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.
- Orson Welles
(Keywords: Politics, People, Dumb, Want)

I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy... I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.
- Joss Whedon
(Keywords: People, Being, Dumb, Hate, Spelling, Talk)

I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
- Philip Zimbardo
(Keywords: People, Act, Dumb, Evil)

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