Quotes / Dumb Is Good

"To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say,
Is a keen observer of life,
The word "intellectual" suggests straightaway
A man who's untrue to his wife."

"How sweet to be an Idiot,
As harmless as a cloud,
Too small to hide the sun
Almost poking fun,
At the warm but insecure untidy crowd.

How sweet to be an idiot,
And dip my brain in joy,
Children laughing at my back,
With no fear of attack,
As much retaliation as a toy."
Neil Innes, "How Sweet to Be an Idiot"

"I want to be good but good is being simple,
Simple is forgetting,
I simply can't forget."
The Judybats, "Being Simple"

"What did you learn today?
I learned nothin
What did you do today?
I did nothin
What did you learn at school?
I didn't go
Why didn't you go to school?
I don't know
It's cool to know nothin..."

"God only gives you 26 seconds of 'tard happy in your LIFETIME... enjoy it."
Ralphie May

"Take a smart guy and he ain't hardly ever a nice fella."
Slim, Of Mice and Men

"Averagely wise a man should be,
never too wise,
for a wise man's heart is seldom cheerful
if the one who owns it is too wise."
Poetic Edda, "Sayings of the High One"

"The stupider one is, the closer one is to reality. The stupider one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence wriggles and hides itself. Intelligence is a knave, but stupidity is honest and straightforward."

"A small mind is easily filled with faith."

"Look at the happy moron,
He doesn't give a damn
I wish I were a moron
Dear God, perhaps I am!"

"Your heart's in the right place, Rose, but I don't know where the hell your brain is."
Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls

"Great men are not always wise." ― The Book of Job XXXII, Verse 9
Epitaph of Roger the Homunculus, B.P.R.D.

"I think the people of this country have had enough of experts".
— Michael Gove

"Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man."