Malcolm Gladwell Sayings and Quotes

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

Consistency is the most overrated of all human virtues... I'm someone who changes his mind all the time. Malcolm Gladwell
Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out. Malcolm Gladwell
We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility. Malcolm Gladwell
Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions . . . by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions. Malcolm Gladwell
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell
The single most important thing a city can do is provide a community where interesting, smart people want to live with their families. Malcolm Gladwell
As a writer, the best mindset is to be unafraid Malcolm Gladwell
The goal of storytelling should be to make stories as ubiquitous as music. Malcolm Gladwell
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. Malcolm Gladwell
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell
An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That's one of the little-known facts. Malcolm Gladwell
The ethics of plagiarism have turned into the narcissism of small differences: because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence. Malcolm Gladwell
You don't manage a social wrong. You should be ending it. Malcolm Gladwell
There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them. Malcolm Gladwell
When we become expert in something, our tastes grow more esoteric and complex. Malcolm Gladwell
A radical and transformative thought goes nowhere without the willingness to challenge convention. Malcolm Gladwell
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. Malcolm Gladwell
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. Malcolm Gladwell
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. Malcolm Gladwell
It's not about how smart you are. It's about your values. Malcolm Gladwell
The key to good decision making is not knowledge... It's whether our work fulfills us. Malcolm Gladwell
The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter. Malcolm Gladwell
Understanding the true nature of instinctive decision making requires us to be forgiving of those people trapped in circumstances where good judgment is imperiled. Malcolm Gladwell
The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable. Malcolm Gladwell
The underdog winning is the romantic position. Malcolm Gladwell
Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise. Malcolm Gladwell
If you're last in your class at Harvard, it doesn't feel like you're a good student, even though you really are. It's not smart for everyone to want to go to a great school. Malcolm Gladwell
The issue isn't the accuracy of the bombs you have, it's how you use the bombs you have - and more importantly, whether you ought to use bombs at all. Malcolm Gladwell
Acquaintances represent a source of social power, and the more acquaintances you have the more powerful you are. Malcolm Gladwell