Trivia Sayings and Quotes

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


Trivia rarely affect efficiency. Are all the machinations worth it, when their primary effect is to make the code less readable?     

Brian Kernighan

Trivia are not knowledge. Lists of facts don't comprise knowledge. Analyzing, hypothesizing, concluding from data, sharing insights, those comprise knowledge. You can't google for knowledge.     

Elaine Chaika

Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.     

Chuck Palahniuk

You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there's never a chance to sit back and let your subconscious run wild.     

Eric Betzig

There is no trivia in a strategic mind.     

Toba Beta

Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it.     

Robbie Coltrane

The brain may die, but my compulsion for useless trivia lives on.     

Molly Harper