Malcolm Gladwell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old malcolm gladwell quotes, malcolm gladwell sayings, and malcolm gladwell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Consistency is the most overrated of all human virtues... I'm someone who changes his mind all the time.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.     

Malcolm Gladwell

We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions . . . by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions.     

Malcolm Gladwell

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.     

Malcolm Gladwell

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The single most important thing a city can do is provide a community where interesting, smart people want to live with their families.     

Malcolm Gladwell

As a writer, the best mindset is to be unafraid     

Malcolm Gladwell

The goal of storytelling should be to make stories as ubiquitous as music.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.     

Malcolm Gladwell

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.     

Malcolm Gladwell

An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That's one of the little-known facts.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The ethics of plagiarism have turned into the narcissism of small differences: because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence.     

Malcolm Gladwell

You don't manage a social wrong. You should be ending it.     

Malcolm Gladwell

There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.     

Malcolm Gladwell

When we become expert in something, our tastes grow more esoteric and complex.     

Malcolm Gladwell

A radical and transformative thought goes nowhere without the willingness to challenge convention.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.     

Malcolm Gladwell

It's not about how smart you are. It's about your values.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The key to good decision making is not knowledge... It's whether our work fulfills us.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Understanding the true nature of instinctive decision making requires us to be forgiving of those people trapped in circumstances where good judgment is imperiled.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The underdog winning is the romantic position.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.     

Malcolm Gladwell

If you're last in your class at Harvard, it doesn't feel like you're a good student, even though you really are. It's not smart for everyone to want to go to a great school.     

Malcolm Gladwell

The issue isn't the accuracy of the bombs you have, it's how you use the bombs you have - and more importantly, whether you ought to use bombs at all.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Acquaintances represent a source of social power, and the more acquaintances you have the more powerful you are.     

Malcolm Gladwell