„To Generalize is to be an Idiot. To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit — General Knowledges are those Knowledges that Idiots possess.“

— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

Annotations to Sir Joshua Reynolds's Discourses, pp. xvii–xcviii (c. 1798–1809)1790s




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„Now we live in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots.“

— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967

Conan http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/94 (2006)


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„Freedom and idiots make a volatile mix. And the sad truth is that the idiocy quotient in the general population is alarmingly high.“

— Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935

Source: Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, Odyssey (2006), Chapter 7 (p. 59)


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„Generals are, as a matter of course, allowed to be far more idiotic than ordinary human beings are permitted to be.“

— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

Our Federal Union (1975), p. 248General sources


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„I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.“

— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955


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„I know, I'm an idiot!" Leo moaned. "A brilliant idiot, but still an idiot.“

— Rick Riordan, book The Demigod Diaries

Source: The Demigod Diaries


„We're so different. You're an intellectual. I'm an idiot.""Don't say that," I yelled. "You're not an idiot, you stupid idiot.“

— Melina Marchetta, book Looking for Alibrandi

Source: Looking for Alibrandi


„He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.“

— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977


„In general, we Portuguese only begin to be idiotic when we reach the age of reason. While we are young we all have a spark of genius.“

— José Maria Eça de Queiroz, book Cartas de Inglaterra

Em geral, nós outros, os Portugueses, só começamos a ser idiotas – quando chegamos à idade da razão. Em pequenos temos todos uma pontinha de génio."A Literatura de Natal"; "Christmas Literature" p. 42.Cartas de Inglaterra (1879–82)


„Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.“

— Markus Zusak, book The Book Thief

Source: The Book Thief


„If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.“

— Johann Sebastian Bach German late baroque era composer 1685 - 1750


„It's from a video game, idiot! (or possibly "It's from a video game idiot!")“

— Timbaland American record producer, rapper, record executive and singer from Virginia 1972


„That woman is an idiot.“

— Keith Olbermann American sports and political commentator 1959

Catch PhrasesSource: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann


„The old SV (Socialist Left Party) were useful idiots for the communists in Moscow. Today's SV are useful idiots for Saddam Hussein.“

— Carl I. Hagen Norwegian politician 1944

In connection with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, published in Aftenposten (23 February 2003) http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/politikk/article495928.ece


„It's not that Perl programmers are idiots, it's that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done.“

— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: can lisp do what perl does easily? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/fc76ebab1cb2f863 (Usenet article).Usenet articles, Perl


„Are you an idiot, or an idiot?' Gargarin hissed.'The first one. I really resent being called the second.“

— Melina Marchetta Australian teen writer 1965

Source: Froi of the Exiles


„Romantic EgoistWhat's better, an idiot who never tries… or an idiot who at least takes a shot?“

— Bisco Hatori Japanese manga artist 1975

Source: Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 2


„If we accept the Greek's definition of the idiot as an altogether private man, then we must conclude that many American citizens are now idiots. And I should not be surprised, although I don't know, if there were some such idiots even in Germany.“

— C. Wright Mills American sociologist 1916 - 1962

"Structure of Power in America", The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 9 (March 1958).1950s


„Fame doesn't change anyone, it just finds idiots; if you are a anonymous idiot, only your family know it; but if you are famous, all people will know that you are idiot.“

— Patricia Conde Spanish actress 1979

La fama no cambia a nadie, lo único que hace es descubrir a los idiotas; si eres un idiota anónimo, sólo lo saben en tu casa y poco más, pero cuando eres famoso, lo sabrán en todo el mundo que lo eres.blog oficial Patricia Conde


„Man the lifeboats. The idiots are winning.“

— Charlie Brooker journalist, broadcaster and writer from England 1971

The Guardian, 7 April 2008, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/07/educationGuardian columns




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