Idiot Sayings and Quotes

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


If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.     

Horace Mann

To generalize is to be an idiot.     

William Blake

Any idiot can face a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out.     

Anton Chekhov

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.     

Sarah Cook

Only idiots refuse to change their minds.     

Brigitte Bardot

You can't make anything idiot proof because idiots are so ingenious.     

Ron Burns

Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.     

Jimmy Fallon

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.     

Mark Twain

Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.     

John Lennon

I'm just saying if you want to reach large audiences, then rely on professionals, meaning people who are in the industry and are trained for it, rather than just idiot savants.     

Barry Diller

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?     

George Carlin

Always remember, rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.     

Ziad K. Abdelnour

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.     

Steven Wright

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.     

Salvador Dali

I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I try and sit on the fence because as soon as you voice any kind of opinion, people begin to think you're an idiot.     

Calvin Harris

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.     

Mark Twain

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.     

Gustave Flaubert

To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.     

William Blake

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.     

Leo Durocher

When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer.     

Joan Van Ark

Avoid and ignore the idiots who try to bring you down in life; they are not worth your time.     

Ken Poirot

Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.     

Adam Duritz

It's better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot.     

Oliver Gaspirtz

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.     

Katharine Hepburn

We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.     

Louis Aragon

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.     

Rebecca West

Go for a business that any idiot can run, because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.     

Peter Lynch

If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.     

Johann Sebastian Bach

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Once you're able to look like an idiot and be ok with it, it opens up your potential.     

Nicole Sullivan

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.     

Mark Twain

There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.     

William Hazlitt

I say on the air all time, if you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot.     

Glenn Beck

You treat an idiot like an idiot.     

Bikram Choudhury

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.     

Walter Kerr

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.     

Stanley Kubrick

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.     

Scott Adams

From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.     

Mikhail Bakunin

If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.     

Laura Davenport

You don't want to miss out on something and feel like an idiot.     

Kevin Connolly

I try not to get involved in the business of prediction. It's a quick way to look like an idiot.     

Warren Ellis

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.     

Bill Watterson

You always have to defend the imagination against idiots.     

Ursula K. Le Guin

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.     

George Bernard Shaw

There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.     

L. Sprague de Camp

Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.     

Jeff Ament

Treat everyone the same until you find out they're an idiot.     

Lucy Lawless