Being Silly Sayings and Quotes

We all need a bit of laughter and levity in our lives. After dealing with life’s demands day in and day out, it’s refreshing to cut loose and indulge in some silliness. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about being silly.

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace
'Have fun' is my message. Be silly. You're allowed to be silly. There's nothing wrong with it. Jimmy Fallon
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. Oscar Wilde
I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish. Daniel Day-Lewis
Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being 'silly.' But the word 'silly' comes from the old English word 'selig,' and its literal definition is 'to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.' Zig Ziglar
You don't get old being stupid. Chili Davis
When you're young, you're stupid. You do silly things. Ozzy Osbourne
Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great. Cher
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. Colette
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. Alice Walker
I'm childish and silly. Most people tease me because I'm a bit daft. Harriet Walter
I don't get embarrassed easily, and I do silly things all the time! Emily Osment
Make yourself look really stupid so you don't feel bad doing something a little stupid. Mark Hoppus
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. George Bernard Shaw
Sometimes being silly with a friend is the best therapy. unknown
Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it's natural. Shaquille O'Neal
With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke. Tim Vine
I like being absurd. Being silly. Jimmy Fallon
Don't be afraid to look silly. Tara Strong
It's stupid to have a simple-minded view. Jeremy Paxman
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Anatole France
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. Josh Billings
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it? Alec Guinness
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripides
How do you know what it's like to be stupid if you've never been smart? Lou Holtz
Ever since I can remember, I've always been silly. Craig Robinson
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. Christopher Morley
The word silly derives from the Greek selig meaning blessed. There is something sacred in being able to be silly. Paul Pearsall
There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do. Amy Poehler
I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly. Jane Austen
Don’t be silly. Loving is easy. It’s finding someone to love you back that’s hard. Sabrina Jeffries
When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine. Alanis Morissette
If silly things were not done, intelligent things would never happen. Tom Peters
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde
Creative people must entertain lots of silly ideas in order to receive the occasional strokes of genius. Marshall Cook