Idiot Sayings and Quotes

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

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. Horace Mann
To generalize is to be an idiot. William Blake
Any idiot can face a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out. Anton Chekhov
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. Sarah Cook
Only idiots refuse to change their minds. Brigitte Bardot
You can't make anything idiot proof because idiots are so ingenious. Ron Burns
Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason. Jimmy Fallon
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards. Mark Twain
Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. John Lennon
I'm just saying if you want to reach large audiences, then rely on professionals, meaning people who are in the industry and are trained for it, rather than just idiot savants. Barry Diller
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Always remember, rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots. Ziad K. Abdelnour
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. Steven Wright
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. Salvador Dali
I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot. Arnold Schwarzenegger
I try and sit on the fence because as soon as you voice any kind of opinion, people begin to think you're an idiot. Calvin Harris
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself. Mark Twain
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. Gustave Flaubert
To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess. William Blake
Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot. Leo Durocher
When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer. Joan Van Ark
Avoid and ignore the idiots who try to bring you down in life; they are not worth your time. Ken Poirot
Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole. Adam Duritz
It's better to dance like a fool, than to stand around like an idiot. Oliver Gaspirtz
Acting is the perfect idiot's profession. Katharine Hepburn
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later. Louis Aragon
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. Rebecca West
Go for a business that any idiot can run, because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it. Peter Lynch
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord. Johann Sebastian Bach
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Once you're able to look like an idiot and be ok with it, it opens up your potential. Nicole Sullivan
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. Mark Twain
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man. William Hazlitt
I say on the air all time, if you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot. Glenn Beck
You treat an idiot like an idiot. Bikram Choudhury
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. Walter Kerr
You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot. Stanley Kubrick
There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. Scott Adams
From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots. Mikhail Bakunin
If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport. Laura Davenport
You don't want to miss out on something and feel like an idiot. Kevin Connolly
I try not to get involved in the business of prediction. It's a quick way to look like an idiot. Warren Ellis
People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. Bill Watterson
You always have to defend the imagination against idiots. Ursula K. Le Guin
No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot. George Bernard Shaw
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot. L. Sprague de Camp
Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am. Jeff Ament
Treat everyone the same until you find out they're an idiot. Lucy Lawless