Penn Jillette Sayings and Quotes

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

Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, 'That's nice.' Penn Jillette
Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty. Penn Jillette
Cars mean nothing to me. I'm not a car guy. Penn Jillette
Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don't have to do push-ups. Penn Jillette
Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon. Penn Jillette
Exploration of space is worth it because humans need to explore. Knowledge is always good, and it's a really cool thing to see. Penn Jillette
Much better than the feeling of having things is the feeling of having earned things. Penn Jillette
The fact is that violence gives you a rush. Penn Jillette
Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it's amazing how many people get that. Penn Jillette
Astrology is a cousin of racism. Penn Jillette
Building a professional relationship on respect as opposed to affection is a very good idea. Running your art projects the way you'd run a dry-cleaning business is also a really good idea. You shouldn't go into work like you're going on a date, like you're hanging out with friends. Penn Jillette
The medium is not the message - the message is the message. Penn Jillette
If entertainment ran grocery stores, we'd NEVER get oil cured olives or blue cheese, it would be JUST Coke. Penn Jillette
Never ascribe to conspiracy that which can be attributed to ignorance. Penn Jillette
One thing you learn doing magic tricks for a living is how close every performance of every magic trick is to disaster. There are no robust magic tricks. They're all hanging from a thread - sometimes literally. Penn Jillette
Better to be uneducated than educated by your government. Penn Jillette
If stupid hippies hadn't killed nuclear power, we'd have nuclear power plants, safer and cheaper than coal-fired plants, all over, and electric cars really would be zero emissions. Penn Jillette
Exploration of space is worth it because humans need to explore. Knowledge is always good, and it's a really cool thing to see. Penn Jillette