Idiotic Quotes

Idiotic Quotes by Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Hasan Minhaj, Katharine Whitehorn, Gunter Grass, Jean-Paul Sartre, Rob Pike and many others.

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To talk about photos rather than making them seems idiotic to me. It’s as though I went on and on about a woman I adored instead of making love to her.
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Donald Trump is not a 71-year-old white man. He is an Indian uncle. He wears suits that don’t fit; he can’t speak English properly. He works with his idiotic sons; he hates women but loves his daughter. He makes up words when he gets angry. He is an Indian uncle.
Hasan Minhaj
American patriotism is generally something that amuses Europeans, I suppose because children look idiotic saluting the flag and because the constitution contains so many cracks through which the lawyers may creep.
Katharine Whitehorn
I catch myself judging myself as that 13-year-old boy, who, of course, rightfully points out that he is only a child. And my membership – well, I was drafted into the Waffen-SS and didn’t exactly volunteer, which was just as idiotic. I wanted to be on the submarines and then ended up with the Waffen-SS.
Gunter Grass
I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are the damned in Hell and the poor on earth; as for me, I am on the side of men and I will not leave it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Languages that try to disallow idiocy become themselves idiotic.
Rob Pike
I had a ludicrous childhood, but I feel that I was able to profit from a lot of the idiotic and unfortunate things that happened to me by turning them into fiction.
Heather O’Neill
Deflategate. I mean it’s kind of idiotic in one way. On the other hand, look how totally obsessed we are with the fact that the New England Patriots may have taken, I don’t know, a half-pound or a pound square inch of air pressure out of the footballs. We love it.
Stephen J. Dubner
How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?
Katherine Mansfield
Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can’t stop it.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Most young people seem to be behaving very intelligently: They look at things once in a while, but then they find it so idiotic and uncool that they just look away again. That is, provided they’re not growing up in a family in which a drunk father is already watching pornos in the morning.
Volkmar Sigusch
Writers love to write those idiotic, long stage directions, and some of them worse than others. They have nothing to do with the movie. They’re just jerking around.
William H. Macy
I have been accused of being a ‘black magician.’ No more foolish statement was ever made about me. I despise the thing to such an extent that I can hardly believe in the existence of people so debased and idiotic as to practice it.
Aleister Crowley
Your offer,” he said, “is far too idiotic to be declined.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I hate people saying anything stupid. I don’t really suffer fools very well at all. When people are acting like idiots, not that I’m not guilty of doing the odd idiotic thing myself from time to time, but when people say stupid things, it stresses me out.
Joshua Jackson
When I’m in an interview with someone who is not intelligent, but flat-out ignorant, idiotic and stupid, or just an ass, it really gives me a headache.
Karrine Steffans
I didn’t want to go to school for more than four years, and I didn’t know what you did with a bachelor’s in biology. So I switched over and got my degree in communications. I regret it now. It was one of the most idiotic things I ever did.
Gary Larson
I used to read reviews – I read a lot of the reviews when I did ‘Borgen,’ but the thing is, people were so harsh that I talked to my wife about it, and I said this is too tough – the people are too personal and too idiotic to understand it, in my mind.
Pilou Asbaek
Reverse Darwinism: survival of the most idiotic.
Alan Grant
People look at the same passage, and one person will say this is the best thing he’s ever read, and another person will say it’s absolutely idiotic. I mean, there’s no way to reconcile those two things. You just have to forget the whole business of what people are saying.
Paul Auster
Idiotic reply, June. Why don’t you punch him in the face while you’re at it. I turn even more flustered when I remember that I have actually pistol-whipped him in the face before. Romantic
Marie Lu
Well the open-outcry auction is just made to turn the brain into mush: you’ve got social proof, the other guy is bidding, you get reciprocation tendency, you get deprival super-reaction syndrome, the thing is going away… I mean it just absolutely is designed to manipulate people into idiotic behavior.
Charlie Munger
There’s no such thing as a war against terrorism. It’s idiotic. These are slogans. These are lies. It’s advertising, which is the only art form we ever invented and developed.
Gore Vidal
The marriage equality ruling establishes for the American public where the majority already are – which is that love is love and discriminating against a human being based on love is idiotic.
Ted Lieu
This is an extremely foolish and stupid and idiotic kind of attitude – to expect theatres to make money. Do the public schools make money? Do libraries make money? Does the zoo make money? D o the sewers make money? It’s a community service.
John Hirsch
Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities.
Harry S. Truman
We journalists are never so idiotic as when we analyze things that we shouldn’t be analyzing.
Joe Klein
I think there’s almost nothing I can’t excuse except perhaps worshiping graven images. That seems to be idiotic.
Evelyn Waugh
It is noble to pity a man who is cruel because he is weak, but it is idiotic and dangerous to allow him to have power.
Kate Horsley
Now, when we first started, I would be playing something good and then feel like I wasn’t doing the right thing and launch into some idiotic cliche. Luckily for me, Bobby was patient.
Charlie Hunter
But the frat boys were all frivolous and idiotic in our minds now, a bunch of conformist fools going through the motions of hip.
Bill Ayers
The resistance to science is idiotic.
Seth MacFarlane
Football is an absolutely idiotic pastime by any rational standards. You’re running into other people as hard as you can, you get frequent muscle strains and ligament tears, and the protective padding really doesn’t do all that much to absorb the blunt trauma.
Chris Kluwe
You wanted happiness, I can’t blame you for that, and maybe a mouth sounds idiotic when it blathers on about joy but tell me you love this, tell me you’re not miserable.
Richard Siken
I don’t consider my marriages as failures! It’s idiotic to assume that because a marriage ends, it’s failed.
Margaret Mead
It’s not that Perl programmers are idiots, it’s that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done.
Erik Naggum
Nothing could be more idiotic and absurd than the doctrine of the trinity.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Of course there are people who would like to eat breakfast without the screams of toddlers all around them, but those people should get over themselves and stop being stuck up and idiotic.
Jon Ronson
The world may think it idiotic, Nor care at all we’re symbiotic, But I will say at once and twice: I find it nice. I find it nice.
Edward Gorey
If you are that person, you are more likely to believe that God cured you, this invisible force, creator of the universe, cured you, than that you had three idiotic doctors diagnose you. … I taught physics to pre-med students who became doctors. Not all of them are smart, I assure you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Golf is just a game – and an idiotic game most of the time.
Mark Calcavecchia
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
H. L. Mencken
When I started producing, I was just making music under all different names. ‘Black Afro.’ ‘Super Grandmaster.’ ‘Mister Bull.’ Like, the most stupid, idiotic names. ‘Afrojack’ was one of those idiotic names.
Afrojack
The Contessa was surely way ahead of her time, too, in believing that men were not only usless and idiotic, but downright dangerous. That idea wouldn’t catch on big in her native country until the last three years of the Vietnam War.
Kurt Vonnegut
I am always the ‘good guy,’ and I take on the idiotic jerks of the nation.
Wally George
Most of my columns at National Review focus on PC culture, and sometimes, when I write about some idiotic, anti-free-speech idea presented by some idiotic, anti-free-speech student or professor, people will ask me why I wasted my time writing about it.
Kat Timpf
I think bare legs in winter are idiotic. Unless your naked pins are toned, tanned and veinless, it’s best to cover up. There is nothing more elegant in winter than dark tights worn with matching knee-length boots and a belted trench coat.
Joan Collins
The irony is that the people we tend to vote for actually look down on voters and voting. That’s just idiotic, right? That’s like a snake eating its own tail! A wolf in a trap gnawing off its own head to escape!
Steven Weber
I can’t help it, Kate. And I’m laughing at me. I feel like one of those sappy men who run around with a big grin on his face all the time. I feel like grinning all the time around you, and it’s so idiotic.
Christine Feehan
It’s one thing to be banal, stupid, and idiotic on the inside. It’s another to have it captured in writing.
Karl Ove Knausgard
Anti-Americanism is a pure totalitarian concept. The very notion is idiotic.
Noam Chomsky
I get amazed, I can’t look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I’m trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
Jimmy Swaggart
I’d like to do something meaningful in the smallest ways, not just words or idiotic writing.
Xavier Dolan
How could an idiotic universe have produced creatures whose mere dreams are so much stronger, better, subtler than itself?
C. S. Lewis
Liberals could live their whole lives never having to hear an actual conservative opinion other than the idiotic arguments written for conservative characters on Aaron Sorkin’s little teleplays.
Ann Coulter
Some idiotic things are well worth doing.
Richard Ford
Most societies wipe themselves out and it’s interesting to read about the last days of past civilizations. You’ll note that the last days of past civilizations were filled with idiotic, irrational ideas and behaviors that couldn’t be explained by reason.
Rush Limbaugh
I don’t really have any interest in allowing other people’s kind of idiotic, unnecessary, either bigotry or hatred or whatever derision they have for me, I don’t allow for it to really bother me, because I don’t need it.
Andy Biersack
I think it’s too bad when teenagers become conformist in terms of fashion,because it’s the ideal time to go off into your own crazy thing without looking completely idiotic.
Clemence Poesy
[David] Muir tried four or five times to get a straight answer about [Donald] Trump’s idiotic claim that 3-5 million noncitizens voted, and Trump just flatly wouldn’t engage.
Kevin Drum
No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. When the secular is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic.
H. L. Mencken
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Barbara W. Tuchman
That idea of being so sure of what has happened, and what will happen, is the most idiotic human thing that anyone can do.
Oneohtrix Point Never
Let’s not let a few dumb things Mitt Romney said in private overshadow the many idiotic things he’s said in public.
Andy Borowitz
The idiotic industry of an ant building his hill in the path of a glacier, and imagining that he is free.
John Clellon Holmes
Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.
Meryl Streep
You’ve read the books?” “I’ve seen the movies.” Cath rolled her eyes so hard, it hurt. (Actually.) (Maybe because she was still on the edge of tears. On the edge, period.) “So you haven’t read the books.” “I’m not really a book person.” “That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me
Rainbow Rowell
And before you barrel through some idiotic Cosmo girl list of how-well-do-you-know-your-man questions, let me say that I don’t know squat about him except that he kisses like a god and screws like a devil.
Kristin Hannah
It’s going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world.
Milla Jovovich
I don’t know how many times I literally hear this. It’s the worst pun in the world from some idiotic frat guy. It’s like, ‘You must be ‘Jealous’ of Nick!’ Constantly! It’s like, why? He’s doing his thing. I’m doing mine! He’s happy. I’m happy.
Kevin Jonas
All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I have multiple ideas per day, all the time. The vast majority of these are completely idiotic. Usually, I just sit on the idea for several months. And if I have not decided that it’s idiotic, then it’s… might be a good idea.
Luis von Ahn
With my first high school band ever, we would have these breaks in the song for idiotic solos, solos that were un-tasteful and would be shredding, but I needed to put them in there, and I realize now it’s because we were playing shows with a whole bunch of bands that were all male.
Julien Baker
Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets.
Bernard Cornwell
It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the State.
Albert Einstein
People do sometimes ask me some really idiotic questions: ‘Is your husband afraid of you putting arsenic in his food?’ I replied that I have never written a book about poison, ever.
Ruth Rendell
If black people use their resources properly, they can become as competitive as any group in society – take control of our neighborhoods, our businesses, our schools, including our teachers. The only thing keeping black people from doing it is this idiotic idea about integration, about being racially balanced.
James Meredith
[Love] is the type of disease that spares neither the intelligent nor the idiotic.
Albert Camus
The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration… Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.
Frank Harris
It was one of those idiotic things that could’ve been resolved in a split second. Tara had no right to touch Raphael, and once she did he had every right to punch her. She should’ve left it at that, and now she was dead because she didn’t.
Ilona Andrews
I don’t think people realize how much I love basketball. A lot of people think because of this idiotic comment I made that I love baseball and don’t like basketball. Baseball came first because if you grew up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, that was the No. 1 thing. But if you have more than one kid, you love them both.
Jerry Reinsdorf
If you can make any religion look idiotic, chances are you haven’t understood that religion.
Ravi Zacharias
People are trying to be smart – all I am trying to do is not to be idiotic, but it’s harder than most people think.
Charlie Munger
Their films would probably be better if they’d seen a few more films, which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.
Jacques Rivette
If I lost him here, to this idiotic fight, after I fought and guarded him for two weeks, after I cried and thought he was dying, I would find him in the afterlife and I would murder him again.
Ilona Andrews
Nothing is more intimidating than an idiotic grin worn by a manifest non-idiot.
Eric Frank Russell
We live in an idiotic capitalist self-indulgent society where the sex life of a pop star is more important than impending starvation, land mines and child soldiers in Africa, or more interesting than the world’s biggest man-made natural disaster in oil fields of the Middle East.
Peter Menzel
On every hand there seems to be design to defeat design. If God created man – if he is the father of us all, why did he make the criminals, the insane, the deformed and idiotic? Should the mother, who clasps to her breast an idiot child, thank God?
Robert Green Ingersoll
For me, nothing brings out my ‘born yesterday’ idiotic qualities quite like having my photograph taken.
Sloane Crosley
Yesterday the Soros -funded far left group Media Matters made a big issue of Pat Robertson’s idiotic statement that the US should assassinate Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Today Robertson’s comment is all over mainstream media. Are we supposed to think it’s news that Robertson has a few screws loose?
Charles Foster Johnson
I have always been saying that we are making a mockery of ourselves by sending such idiotic films to the Oscars. This is very sad. We have great filmmakers but none of their films are sent to the Oscars, why?
Priyadarshan
I have laughter dates with myself, where I find comics on YouTube and watch them. Louis C.K. was my first laughter date a couple years ago. I’ll also watch those videos of people doing idiotic things. That cracks me up.
Inga Muscio
They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don’t know.
Uta Hagen
To talk about the superiority of an ethnic group on the basis of some points of difference on IQ tests is idiotic.
Charles Murray
Every movement that slays its gods creates new ones, of course. I loathe talk of the sixties and seventies being a ‘Greatest Generation’ of artists, but if we’re going to use such idiotic appellations, let this one also be applied to the artists, curators, and gallerists who emerged in the first half of the nineties.
Jerry Saltz
It’s how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that’s afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.
David Brin
Why could you smoke all of those cigarettes? It’s not like they are making you better… they are killing you. It seemed real idiotic to me.
CM Punk
I don’t think I was ever particularly mean. I can certainly think of some idiotic exchanges I’ve had. I was accused of destroying pop music, like Wagner destroyed opera – a guy in Germany started ranting that at me.
Elvis Costello
It’s a petty thing, but I wouldn’t join the Scouts when I was a kid, ’cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I’m just not a royalist. I think it’s idiotic, a hereditary principle.
Elvis Costello
I’d go nuts. Because people look at the same passage and one person will say this is the best thing he’s ever read, and another person will say it’s absolutely idiotic. I mean, there’s no way to reconcile those two things. You just have to forget the whole business of what people are saying.
Paul Auster
In this business, you have to have what they call an idiotic determination to succeed.
David Jason
A lot of authors, judging by their list, will put anything out that they finish… That’s the worst model I’ve heard of in my life. It’s just idiotic. Why wouldn’t you just wait for the good ones?
Patrick deWitt
As Hitler himself later enunciated, it matters not how idiotic the creed, what matters is the firmness with which it is enunciated.
A. N. Wilson
People who weren’t there can say it was idiotic or shortsighted, but when you’re in a moment where horrible things are happening in front of you, sometimes you just need to act on what’s best.
Bob Morley
I think it’s always important for academics to study popular culture, even if the thing they are studying is idiotic. If it’s successful or made a dent in culture, then it is worthy of study to find out why.
Joss Whedon
The royal family’s existence is a constant reminder of the hollowness of John Major’s rhetoric, and idiotic statements by its leading members a constant boost to the republican cause. They’re fine opening hospitals. It’s when they open their mouths they get into trouble.
Alastair Campbell
We have a tendency to think everyone’s idiotic and everyone’s only doing something idiotic, and the world is controlled by a not-so-secret group of morons. There’s great truth in that, I suppose, but then it’s also not true.
John Malkovich
It was the kind of crying that comes from the pit of the stomach and brings a headache with it. The kind that makes a person snort and gasp, and no matter how idiotic you feel or how hard you try, you can’t stop.
Robin Jones Gunn
I have long since given up dealing with people who hold idiotic opinions as if they had arrived at them through thinking about them.
Erik Naggum
The TV Tropes QC page is every single idiotic comment from my forums distilled into one HTML document.
Jeph Jacques
I always find it easier to portray myself as being unlikeable and idiotic; to actually play a character that is likeable and engages the audience is far more difficult. It’s a more subtle kind of challenge.
Steve Coogan
HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring. Cynicism is idiotic. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Receptivity is a superpower.
Rob Brezsny
I am always the ‘good guy’, and I take on the idiotic jerks of the nation.
Wally George
Vermouth always makes me brilliant unless it makes me idiotic.
E.F. Benson
To live simply to die is by no means amusing, but to live with the knowledge that you will die before your time, that’s really is idiotic
Anton Chekhov
Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail.
Virginia Graham
What kind of an idiotic question is that?
Stephenie Meyer
The following is a list of statements made many years ago by experts in their fields. At the time they were said they sounded intelligent. With the passing of time, they sound idiotic.
Sean Covey
We’ve been taught in America that big is best. That’s why people have to believe that they must live in the greatest country in the world, which is absolutely idiotic.
Randall Robinson
You look at any culture, and prohibition has invariably been an unmitigated failure. It is just idiotic to criminalise any substance, I think.
Rhys Ifans
The object of life is not happiness, but to serve God or the Grail. All of the Grail quests are to serve God. If one understands this and drops his idiotic notion that the meaning of life is personal happiness, then one will find that elusive quality immediately at hand.
Robert A. Johnson
The whole “weak in the knees” thing,which she always thought was just some idiotic expression back from the golden age of idiotic expressions,was real. -Suite Scarlett
Maureen Johnson
The idea that after this war life will continue ‘normally’ or even that culture might be ‘rebuilt’ – as if the rebuilding of culture were not already its negation – is idiotic.
Theodor Adorno
I am passionate about what is going on with the oceans, mainly because we are for some idiotic reason, really screwing it up. I mean, we’re really killing the ocean. It’s like putting out the sun. Without it, there is no us.
Morgan Freeman