->''"A shame. If you were anything akin to me, perhaps we could've become friends. Then again, you would need an IQ of more than 200 to meet the minimum criteria."''
-->-- '''Bedman''' to... [[MirrorMatch himself]], ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear: Xrd]]''

->'''Dick:''' I made the front page of ''The Daily Badgerian'' again.\\
'''Tommy:''' What's it say?\\
'''Sally:''' (''reading headline'') "Physics professor calls [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] idiot; [[PlatoIsAMoron proclaims self much smarter.]]"
-->-- ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', "Proud Dick"

->'''Leonard''': We think we can help you with your stage fright.\\
'''Sheldon''': Oh, I doubt that. I haven't figured out a way, and I'm much smarter than all of you.\\
'''Penny''': Yes, but you're not smarter than all of us put together.\\
'''Sheldon''': Oh, I'm sorry, that is what I meant.
-->-- ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''

->'''Mr. Gage:''' Do you think I deserve your full attention?\\
'''Zuckerberg:''' ''(staring out window)'' I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don't want to perjure myself, [[BrutalHonesty so I have a legal obligation to say no.]]\\
'''Gage:''' Okay. "No." You ''don't'' think I deserve your attention.\\
'''Zuckerberg:''' I think if your clients [[PretenderDiss want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall]], they have the right to give it a try. But there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have ''part'' of my attention; you have the '''minimum''' amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room--including and ''especially'' your clients--are intellectually or creatively capable of doing. Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

->Imagine the worst [[KnowNothingKnowItAll barroom know-it-all]] you've ever met, [[TVGenius who really does]], and is cursed with [[MotorMouth a tourettes-like compulsion to spill anything relevant on any topic that comes up]], and you're [[UpToEleven about halfway there]].
-->--''Literature/CiaphasCain: Hero of the Imperium'', on Caractacus Mott

->Try not to let the brilliance overwhelm you.
-->-- '''Kid Flash''', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''

->Dear ''God''. What is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.
-->-- '''Series/{{Sherlock}}''', "[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink A Study In Pink]]"

->'''Sherlock:''' ''[gives Watson a SherlockScan]''\\
'''Watson:''' That's amazing.\\
'''Sherlock:''' People who don't know me often say that.\\
'''Watson:''' What do the people who do know you say?\\
'''Sherlock:''' 'Piss off'.
-->-- '''Series/{{Sherlock}}''', "[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink A Study In Pink]]"

->I'd say you're a genius, but I'm in the room.
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho''

->'''Rose:''' With you, did [the Doctor] do that thing where he'd explain something at like [[MotorMouth ninety miles an hour]], and you'd go "[[FlatWhat what]]?", and he'd look at you like you just dribbled on your shirt?\\
'''Sarah Jane:''' ''(laughing)'' All the time!
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "School Reunion"

->'''Kasidy:''' You don't mean he was ''gloating?'' A ''[[TearsFromAStone Vulcan?]]''\\
'''Sisko:''' That's '''''EXACTLY''''' what I mean! Ohh, he may have hidden it beneath that "[[PolitenessJudo Vulcan calm]]"! But ''inside'', he loved every minute of it.
-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"

->Have the Q always had an absence of manners, or is it the result of some natural evolutionary process that comes with omnipotence?
-->--'''Tuvok''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

->I'm a friggin' genius and none of you ever listen to me!

->You're not 'wrong,' Walter, you're just an [[JerkAss asshole]]!
-->-- '''The Dude,''' ''Film/TheBigLebowski''

->How can you speak six languages and sound like a dick in every one of them?
-->--'''Cisco Ramon''', ''Series/TheFlash2014''

->'''Perkins:''' You know Doctor, I can't tell if you're a genius or just incredibly arrogant.
->'''The Doctor:''' Well, on a good day I'm both.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Mummy on the Orient Express"

->'''Music/FryderykChopin''': Unrelated, we are both on the cover of "Enormous Ego" this week.
->'''Music/FranzLiszt:''' Only this week?
-->-- ''WebComic/HarkAVagrant'', "[[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=302 Chopin and Liszt]]"

->''[At a rehearsal for a live closed-circuit classroom on a Mars probe landing]''\\
'''C.J:''' Mr. President, I strongly urge you to act as moderator and pass the questions off to one of the experts instead of answering them yourself. Would you like to see some of the questions?\\
'''President Bartlet:''' Katie, 6th Grader, Greenoaks Junior High, Austin, Texas asks: "How old is the planet Mars?" That's a great question, Katie: the planet Mars is 4.6 billion years old.\\
'''C.J:''' What did I just say?!\\
'''President Bartlet:''' I knew that one.\\
'''C.J:''' Sir, no one likes a know-it-all.\\
'''President Bartlet:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes, God forbid that while talking to 60,000 public school students the President should appear smart.]]\\
'''C.J:''' That's fine, just don't show off.\\
'''President Bartlet:''' [[BlatantLies I don't show off]]. Stevie, 4th Grader, Ps41 Manhattan asks: "What is the temperature on Mars?" ... [[DeadpanSnarker Well, Stevie, if one of our expert panellists were here]], they'd tell you the average temperature ranges from 15 degrees to -140.\\
'''C.J:''' That happens to be wrong! ''[Consulting notes]'' It ranges from 60 to -225.\\
'''President Bartlet:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I converted it to Celsius in my head.]]
-->-- ''Series/TheWestWing'', "Galileo"

->"My friend is never wrong which is...as annoying...as that sounds."
-->-- '''Sameen Shaw''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.

->"It's hard to not act like a know-it-all when you actually do know it ''all''.
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]]'''

->"Must I remind you of my superiority?"
-->-- '''ComicBook/LexLuthor''', ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''

->"Sir, don't tell me how to do my job. I don't come over to your cave and tell you how to bang rocks together, do I?"
-->-- '''Terachnoid from Omnitech commercial,''' VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime

->''"I find myself in need of [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} your]] unique [[ClassyCatBurglar skillsets]], your "street smarts", as your intellectually challenged kind adorably calls them."''
-->-- '''ComicBook/TheRiddler''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''

->''"It isn't hubris... when one is truly exceptional."''
-->-- '''Gorilla Grodd''', ''VideoGame/Injustice2''

[[folder:real life]]
->The reasoning man who scorns the prejudices of simpletons necessarily becomes the enemy of simpletons; he must expect as much, and laugh at the inevitable.

->The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.
-->-- '''Creator/OscarWilde'''

->There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that [[GeniusBookClub you can boast about it.]]

->A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race—and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin.

->The education of UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams was to be the most superb of any of the American presidents, and consequently absolutely crippling; he knew too many languages, books, nations, political and philosophical systems to be able to preside with any grace or tolerance over the dingy republic of his day.
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', "The Four Generations of the Adams Family"

->"Well, all right, then it could be about whatever you want," they said. "It could be about magic." [[AuthorAppeal I am a bit of a sucker, I suppose, for the old magic.]] Also, I like showing off how brilliant and knowledgeable I am, so I could not resist saying, "Well, if you want to do an opera, and there's a bit of magic, then you should probably do it about UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}}. Because, actually opera grew out of alchemy. [[BaroqueMusic Monteverdi]] was an alchemist." I ''know'' these things, and I really sort of enjoy rubbing people who don't know them's noses in it.
-->--'''Creator/AlanMoore''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_hsJ6zQO64 on]] being asked to write an opera for the Manchester International Festival.

->Life is rough for smart kids in school. There's nothing super-heroic about getting your underwear yanked up your ass by meatheads because you can read without moving your lips. Having said that, in any high school, there's always that one smug, self-satisfied smart kid who likes rubbing their big brain in the other kids' faces. Remember how much everyone hated that kid? Okay, now add 'super-intelligence' to your list of powers, where suddenly you can argue foreign policy with Nobel Laureates while doing long division in your head and scribbling a cure for leukemia on a notepad. You're gonna turn into an insufferable jerk faster than you can say, 'Well, I suppose that's a ''simplified way'' of looking at it.' ComicBook/LexLuthor may be a genius, but nobody's inviting his smug ass to their house parties.

->What a curiosity Series/{{The Lone Gunmen}} have turned out to be. I find them a peculiar success despite the fact that I sometimes find them extremely annoying...The only one that I cannot get on with on a regular basis is Langly who strikes me as the worst excesses of geek hood in human form. Every time he opens his mouth I want to [[TalkToTheFist stuff something fist-sized inside]], his mock anger is wearying and I hate the way he always thinks he is right in that pigeon-holed way that geeks do when their dander is up. He’s the sort of person that would hack into government files for something as facile as gaining access to disabled parking areas.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-x-files-season-five.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Unusual Suspects"

->In any standard crime show, only one character can be a sci-fi geek, and it's usually [[TheLabRat the scientist or lab technician in the group]]. So what do you do when [[Series/{{CSI}} your entire cast is made up of lab technicians?]] ''How do you choose?!?'' Apparently, you make your geek the lab tech who's more pompous and annoying than all of the other lab techs put together. Sure, let's make the smug, superior guy the ''Star Trek''--sorry, "[[BlandNameProduct Astro Quest]]" fan. Clearly, THIS is the guy who would go to conventions in costume, fantasize about his co-workers in ''Astro Quest''-themed scenarios, refer to himself as a "padawan" and name his cat "Kobayashi Maru." Not the hunky lab tech with the smoldering eyes--the dillweed. Stop giving ''Astro Quest'' fans a bad name, Hodges!
-->--'''''Blog/ToplessRobot''''', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/11/10_tv_geeks_that_give_geeks_a_bad_name.php "10 TV Geeks That Give Geeks a Bad Name"]]

->In short, at least give the penguin a fair viewing. If you still don't like it, that's ok: that's why I'm boss. I simply know better than you do.
-->--'''Linus Torvalds'''