History Quotes / ObfuscatingStupidity

3rd May '16 6:00:53 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->''The wise man knows when to play the fool. You know when to blabber out what you know and when to hold your tongue. You know that something is amiss at [[MageTower Ceoris]], and you intend to learn what it is without being slain.''
-->--Roleplaying Hints for '''Biturges, A Fool For All To See,''' ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Dark Ages]] - House Of Tremere.''

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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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->It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-->-- ''Theater/PrometheusBound''

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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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->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 graveyard of people who were undercut by the man they felt was too moronic to do such a 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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->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?]]''

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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]]''
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