History Quotes / ObfuscatingStupidity

3rd Jan '16 1:26:21 PM Medinoc
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->The advantage of being intelligent, is that we can always play stupid, however being the opposite is completely impossible. -->--'''Creator/WoodyAllen'''
20th Oct '15 9:02:33 PM skybox
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[[folder:Theater]] ->It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. -->-- ''Theater/PrometheusBound'' [[/folder]]
12th Oct '15 12:19:54 PM Blueeyedrat
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->I don't know why I even bother pretending to be [[ValleyGirl a ditz]], it's not like you actually listen to a word that comes out of my mouth. -->-- '''Dame Lettuce''' ponders the futility of this trope, ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest''
8th Aug '15 6:03:01 PM johnnyfog
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->When you are considered dumb, or at least not a threat, people stop looking to undermine your abilities. Itís natural for anybody in the work environment to feel threatened by a new hire, a lateral hire, or a superstar colleague. We all have our insecurities. The more you can pretend not to know as much as you do, and the more you can include other people in your successes, the better you will be.
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->When you are considered dumb, or at least not a threat, people stop looking to [[TallPoppySyndrome undermine your abilities. abilities.]] Itís natural for anybody in the work environment to feel threatened by a new hire, a lateral hire, or a superstar colleague. We all have our insecurities. The more you can pretend not to know as much as you do, and the more you can include other people in your successes, the better you will be.

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->When you are considered dumb, or at least not ->While he's said to be as dumb as UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, one key difference makes him ''more'' dangerous - he knows how to break your jaw, because he takes advantage of his opponents' ability to underestimate him; the [[UsefulNotes/{{Texas}} Lone Star State]] is a threat, graveyard of people stop looking to undermine your abilities. Itís natural for anybody in who were undercut by the work environment man they felt was too moronic to feel threatened by do such a new hire, a lateral hire, or a superstar colleague. We all have our insecurities. The more you can pretend not to know as much as you do, and the more you can include other people in your successes, the better you will be.thing. -->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki''''' on Rick Perry (R)
22nd Jul '15 5:45:25 AM Vir
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->"[=SpongeBob=], You can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes."
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->"[=SpongeBob=], You you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes."
22nd Jul '15 5:44:26 AM Vir
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->"Spongebob, you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes." -->--'''Patrick Star''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
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->"Spongebob, you ->"[=SpongeBob=], You can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes." -->--'''Patrick Star''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
16th Jul '15 10:39:57 PM Argon2
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[[folder:Web Original]] ->When you are considered dumb, or at least not a threat, people stop looking to undermine your abilities. Itís natural for anybody in the work environment to feel threatened by a new hire, a lateral hire, or a superstar colleague. We all have our insecurities. The more you can pretend not to know as much as you do, and the more you can include other people in your successes, the better you will be. -->-- ''[[http://www.financialsamurai.com/are-you-smart-enough-to-act-dumb-enough-to-get-ahead/ Are You Smart Enough To Act Dumb Enough To Get Ahead?]]'' [[/folder]]
29th Apr '15 4:35:45 AM Odon
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29th Apr '15 4:35:23 AM Odon
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->"Joffrey and his mother say I'm stupid."\\ "Let them. You're safer that way, sweetling. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Cersei]] and the [[MagnificentBastard Imp]] and [[TheSpymaster Lord Varys]] and their like, they all watch each other keen as hawks, and pay this one and that one to spy out what the others are doing, but no one ever troubles themselves about [[UpperClassTwit Lady Tanda's daughter]] do they?" -->-- ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash of Kings]]''
16th Apr '15 9:25:32 AM Jeduthun
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->I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting. In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. ... You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! -->-- '''St. Paul''', ''Literature/TheBible'', [[Literature/BookOfCorinthians 2 Corinthians 11:16-19]]
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