Being Silly Sayings and Quotes

We all need a bit of laughter and levity in our lives. After dealing with life’s demands day in and day out, it’s refreshing to cut loose and indulge in some silliness. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about being silly.

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.     


'Have fun' is my message. Be silly. You're allowed to be silly. There's nothing wrong with it.     

Jimmy Fallon

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.     

Oscar Wilde

I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.     

Daniel Day-Lewis

Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being 'silly.' But the word 'silly' comes from the old English word 'selig,' and its literal definition is 'to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.'     

Zig Ziglar

You don't get old being stupid.     

Chili Davis

When you're young, you're stupid. You do silly things.     

Ozzy Osbourne

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.     


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.     


People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.     

Alice Walker

I'm childish and silly. Most people tease me because I'm a bit daft.     

Harriet Walter

I don't get embarrassed easily, and I do silly things all the time!     

Emily Osment

Make yourself look really stupid so you don't feel bad doing something a little stupid.     

Mark Hoppus

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.     

George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes being silly with a friend is the best therapy.     


Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it's natural.     

Shaquille O'Neal

With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.     

Tim Vine

I like being absurd. Being silly.     

Jimmy Fallon

Don't be afraid to look silly.     

Tara Strong

It's stupid to have a simple-minded view.     

Jeremy Paxman

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.     

Anatole France

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.     

Josh Billings

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?     

Alec Guinness

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.     


How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart?     

Lou Holtz

Ever since I can remember, I've always been silly.     

Craig Robinson