We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Dumb Quotes from Paul Washer, Orson Welles, Carlene Carter, Judy Holliday, Trey Parker. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Women, you need to understand something. Men are not as dumb as you think they are.
Only very intelligent people don’t wish they were in politics, and I’m dumb enough to want to be in there.
If someone gets married at 15, they’re either dumb or pregnant. I was both.
You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience’s attention without extraordinary physical equipment.
We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn’t, they didn’t even know what it was.
The Howard Stern Show is a big hit because it entertains dumb and smart people at the same time for different reasons.
They are damn good projects – excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there – God damn it!
I really just love dumb humor. I watch a lot of SNL.
I live in a dumb house. Which is not to say that I don’t love its quirky charm, its drafty windows and leaky fireplaces and an electrical system that protests when too many people are trying to vacuum and microwave at the same time. But charm is not always user-friendly.
I can’t dumb down for the audience because I believe my audience is at least as smart as I am.
When you think about the complexity of our natural world – plants using quantum mechanics for photosynthesis, for example – a smartphone begins to look like a pretty dumb object.
Sitting there clapping and smiling… it’s difficult. You’re like, ‘Don’t worry about it, you just double faulted, you just played a really dumb point. Keep positive.’ Then more clapping. That would annoy me as a player.
People generally thought that sharks are dumb eating machines. After some study, I began to realize that these ‘gangsters’ of the deep had gotten a bad rap.
We need people to point out groupthink – We need people to point out stale, old, dumb thinking – and we sometimes need to do that when it’s considered dangerous, strange, or, by some, offensive. And we should be, all of us, trying to protect that. It’s really important.
Yeah, I would love to play someone really dumb, just really foolish.
I had a period in my life in the ’90s where I was definitely young, dumb, and full of even more dumb.
I was shocked when four Arlington girls at a track meet this spring asked me for my autograph. I told them, ‘Don’t think I’m dumb for asking this, but are you serious?’
I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn’t picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn’t a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you.
I don’t think you need to dumb down to a child, you merely have to be clear, you know?
Mexico scares me. There’s no law, there’s wild dogs and people driving their ATVs down the street. I like to know I can walk down the street and not be arrested for something dumb and have to pay to get my way out.
I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps.
I was never quiet when I worked at @cnn, when we did dumb stuff. You can’t just take the check & stay quiet. Truth demands a voice: speak up.
Working with Jim Carrey is an absolute gas. I have never laughed so hard for so long. Had he been on-board for the sequel of Dumb & Dumber, I would’ve jumped on, with no hesitation.
‘Boat Trip’ is more tiresome and dumb than actually bad.
So, I was sitting there and I watched ‘Paranormal Activity’ and I was like, ‘Boy, white people do dumb stuff in movies.’ So I was like, ‘Why don’t they just leave the house… What if paranormal activity happened to a black couple?’
I’m stupid, I’m ugly, I’m dumb, I smell. Did I mention I’m stupid?
People are stupid. There’s a lot of dumb stuff that’s successful.
I always prided myself on trying to break the stigma of the ‘dumb jock.’
We don’t need to dumb down our stuff. And it’s important to know how far we can push readers.
I’d say 50 on men is like 33 on women in Hollywood. The standards – it’s just the way we do our storytelling. And I hope it will change, because I think it’s dumb.
I’m lucky because I had blonde hair for a while for this TV show I was doing – they had me dye my hair blonde – and every audition I was going out for was bleach blonde. The mean girl, the pretty girlfriend, and the dumb cheerleader.
We’re not just three dumb girls from the ghetto who got lucky.
Law breaking, graffiti artist, dumb jock that I am, I’m pretty socially conscious.
When I was first divorced, I started dating younger women, and it was really exciting. But after a while I was like, ‘This is just dumb.’
I think you need to think of yourself as a flawed human being with aspirations for goodness and never start to think, ‘Oh, I am a good guy. These other people are bad guys. They’re dumb, I am smart.’
Burn the flag; that’s a freedom. Then I have the freedom to take it away from them and tell them how dumb they are.
Personally, I had made a good amount of dough for a 30-year-old guy, but I didn’t know a thing about money. I’m not a dumb guy, but I couldn’t figure them out.
What happens when an industry transitions from using one or more ‘smart’ and centralized networks to using a common, decentralized, open, and dumb network? A tsunami of innovation that was pent up for decades is suddenly released.
A lot of times, I’ll get roles where it’s the dumb blonde or the cheerleader, and I just have no interest – and it can be a great movie, it really can – or the mean girl; those things don’t intrigue me much.
I hear a lot of people singing in funny voices and singing like they’re stupid. Singing in a deliberately fey and dumb and childish way. And I find it to be a disturbing trend.
I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all-boys school, so we’d get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb. If we win, it’ll be because of the president. And if we lose, it’ll be because of me.
While I’m sure some millennials are concerned with the ethical issues involved in mining for diamonds, the main reason they steer clear of the gems is because, well, they’re a dumb investment.
I am Michael Render – that’s what my mom named me. ‘Killer Mike’ is what my dumb friends called me in a rap battle once, and it stuck.
I am attracted to dumb people.
Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself.
Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it’s on a weekly critical basis or whether it’s award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work.
My first band was called Nubert Circus, a very embarrassing, dumb name. It means nothing. We were kind of grunge. I would say we were more funny punk, a lot of songs about food and stuff like that.
I had two parts of my body: my left side, which was strong and somewhat dumb, and the other side was weak and hard to control but perhaps smarter. It gave me a very strong sense of the duality of the plane that we live in.
I don’t have a smart house. My house is very dumb.
Because I had an accent, people had this impression that I was dumb.
On their own merits modest men are dumb.
Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company.
Kids aren’t dumb – they might not get something, but they’re going to figure it out.
I’ve been described as a smart actor because I’ve attended college. Or I’ve been called an artsy jock. And I am thinking, ‘So, are actors supposed to be dumb?’
TV deals in very broad strokes. Like, ‘Oh, that’s my dumb friend’, or, ‘That’s my funny friend.’ A true best friend, a sidekick, has to be a little deeper then that. You have to feel like there’s nothing either character won’t do. That someone really, really has their back.
To realize the promise of 5G, we will need smart networks, not dumb pipes. Dumb pipes won’t deliver smart cities. Dumb pipes won’t enable millions of connected, self-driving cars to navigate the roads safely at the same time.
Only dumb people are happy.
America is dumb. It’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you – aggressive. My daughter is four; my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy – a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling, and then get out.
Most stars are bad. Even a few big heroes I have seen are dumb.
Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive. If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it’s just going to sound dumb.
It is an obvious and blatant stupidity beyond my ability to articulate how dumb it is for us not to teach our children how to run the government.
Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining.
I like clever lyrics, funny lyrics, dumb lyrics. I can never put my finger on what I like about them.
The great thing about being young and dumb is that you don’t know what you can’t do.
That’s why I kept wrestling – I’m too dumb to realize I can’t win, so I keep wrestling until I ultimately succeed. I’m pretty dang stubborn.
I was always the black sheep of the family and always told that I was dumb, and I had a low IQ and did badly in school.
Though the male can be noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he is also easily amused by shiny toys, especially ones that do dumb things on his desk.
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups… but they’re coming for ya. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
There’s trade, there’s sensible trade, and there’s dumb trade.
Ever since my grade school days, as I mastered the art of ‘faking sick’ and I stumbled across ‘The View,’ I’ve been confusedly asking myself the same question… How do these dumb broads remain gainfully employed?
People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you’re too old to play dumb.
Assuming audiences to be dumb, that’s a big fallacy.
Sometimes it’s better to have a benign dictator than a dumb democracy, to be honest.
I do not own a cellphone; I do not use a cellphone. I do not have a phone. No. Phone. Not even an old-fashioned dumb one. Nothing.
Guns are going to be here until the end of time; the underworld is going to be here until the end of time. It’s just a sad reality that dumb people use them.
I really like dumb romantic comedies; that’s the way I can turn my brain off and let go.
You can’t worry about saying something that will get you in trouble because the line changes so fast. If you try to navigate it, you will not only suck but eventually say something stupid and get yourself dumb anyway.
I actually feel most at home when I find people who make me feel really dumb, who are brilliant at their particular things. And then I gather these people, put them in a room, and watch incredible things come out of it.
Teenage girls these days are more and more getting lured into thinking they should dumb themselves down, and that’s going to attract the wrong kind of guy, and it’s serious. It’s serious business.
The perception of fat people in America is that they’re fat, therefore they’re dumb, they’re lazy, and they must stink.
You never think of being in that conversation for the triple crown. You don’t even dream about that. It’s a dumb dream. Get real.
Well, first I studied piano. I wasn’t very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb… and repressive.
I just want to creatively grow and be inspired. I don’t want to do anything generic or dumb.
Women are smart in business and dumb in love. They won’t date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs.
I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.
There’s a lot of smart women doing dumb things with their health, and I fell into that category as well.
Everybody started saying, well, this cat’s not as dumb as people think he is.
I know what it’s like to be growing up, called ‘deaf and mute’ and ‘deaf and dumb.’ They’re words that are very degrading and demeaning to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. It’s almost… it’s almost libelous, if you want to say that.
Every character has their reasons – even the characters who do dumb things.
Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.
When the first big paycheque with ‘Dumb And Dumber’ hit, I went: ‘Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?’ But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe.
I’m thin-skinned in a way that’s just dumb.
In my industry, everybody wants to know everything about you, and it’s just dumb. I think the only way of maintaining some of that mystique is by not giving away too much about yourself. It has served me well so far. I never want to feel up for grabs.
I am not a dumb animal to be browbeaten, cowed, lashed, coerced or goaded into anything I do not think is right.
I like movies that are scary, but I don’t want them to be dirt dumb. I want a movie that gets my blood racing, makes me laugh, but also gives me something to think about, with maybe a little sexy thrown in. Hollywood doesn’t make movies like that.
You don’t have to dumb down – you just have to find a clever, good, secure man. I’ve found a couple – I’ve been lucky – but it’s probably hard for everybody to find that true love of a good man.
I did a terrible television pilot that was so badly written and dumb that it became a turning point for me and I decided that I would never accept a job just because I needed the money.
It’s one thing to be dumb or ignorant or be in over your head. But if you can be the person who knows how much he does not know and be curious about the things you do not know, then that automatically lends itself to being a big-hearted, welcoming person who wants to know about every single person you meet.
I know I’m going to lose a lot of readers over this, and I don’t care: ‘Garfield’ is overrated. I have always felt this, even as a child. That dumb man and his dumb, mean cat have gotten more of our attention than they deserve.
Toughness isn’t that you’ve got to fight with the guy after the play or punch him because he punched you. That’s not tough. That’s dumb.
I was a regular dork. I was a kid who was scrawny and all that, and probably kind of dumb or something. I wasn’t unordinary; I wasn’t extraordinary.
Kurt had this dumb suicidal ideation – that’s what I called it. I thought if we could live through this, we could live through anything.
Renzi is a pawn. Renzi is a dumb slave at the disposal of nameless people who want to control all of our lives from Brussels.
When you’re onstage and the audience is smiling and singing and bopping along and you’re all on the same level, it’s the best feeling in the world. It may sound dumb and corny to say it, but it’s like pure love.
For some reason as a kid being a smart athlete didn’t seem like the right thing, because you didn’t fit in. You didn’t want to be too smart because you’d be a nerd. But then you didn’t want to be too dumb either because then you didn’t get the grades you needed to play.
Like a real dumb idiot, I believed that to avoid a grenade that drops in the water, you could just jump in the water, and you’d be fine.
I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.
The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It’s for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.
So what, I’m living in a park. Parks are beautiful. I’m a musician. And I’m tired of dumb people who don’t know where I come from.
I’m not just a dumb basketball player who got lucky and graduated from college. My ratio for professor to student was nine-to-one so it wasn’t like I wasn’t going to class. I was going to class every day.
Actors are dumb when they get insecure of their co-stars. A lot of actors do. When there is a good actor, they’re like, ‘Oh, he’s eating up the part.’ That’s stupid.
I can look back now and say, ‘Aw, that was a little dumb taking huge bumps onto concrete before a couple of hundred fans,’ but if it wasn’t for that attitude and that type of work ethic, I never would have gotten to WWE.
I guess I’ve dated smart guys, I’ve dated dumb guys, hot guys.
When people don’t want to debate you on the smart issues of the day, it’s just a lot easier to call you a dumb blonde from Fox.
I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they’ll say, ‘Oh that’s dumb, you believe in whatever,’ but I think everybody believes in something.
I remember working with Rod, though, on Chrysler Hour. I was too young and dumb to know that I was supposed to be scared of anybody or anything – like getting fired or anything like that.
The music that I wrote and recorded is music that I really enjoy listening to. It’s just dumb luck that a lot of other people do, too.
There is a tendency to try to dumb everything down and turn everything into a one-paragraph press release or even less, just a slogan.
The American people frankly have been, over many, many years – to be blunt – fat, dumb and happy. If they want their children to compete with children in India, China or Korea, they better get them a far better education.
Men do really dumb things. We see weapons of mass destruction where there are none. We over-emphasize sports. We place athletic achievement ahead of academic achievement. We spoil and pamper child athletes and then complain when they act spoiled and pampered as adults.
My idea of horses is from when I grew up on a farm. They were big, and they were dumb.
People don’t realise how dyslexia affects your confidence and how brutal it can be. People think you’re dumb, and you know you’re not. it’s just how your brain works.
I think there’s enough TV that makes people feel dumb out there.
The pace of digital innovation is astonishing. It’s impossible to imagine life without the web, smartphones, social networks. And yet the consumer products and everyday objects all around us are still essentially dumb.
I’m not going to normally get hired to play those emotional things, and I’m capable of it. I was raised by a single mother in Iowa – I’m just trapped in a big, dumb body.
My closest friends are the ones who tell me that I’m being dumb or that I’m being wrong.
Marilyn was a great actress, not a dumb blond bombshell. She was very smart, very astute and a good businesswoman.
Obscenities… I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can’t think of what they want to say and they’re frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren’t very smart – want to be just one of the boys.
If I am going to trash others for their dumb predictions, I must at least hold myself to the same sort of accountability.
As a comedian, I’m always quoting ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber.’
If you’re not doing it for the right reasons, then you’d be dumb to be making documentaries.
I had no confidence at school. I was not a good student and I really thought I was pretty stupid. Just dumb.
They see a blooper here and there, and they just think, ‘Oh, he’s dumb.’ I mean, what can I do? I can’t ‘at’ everyone on Twitter and tell them I’m not dumb. Because that looks dumb.
If the federal government is dumb enough to give it to us, we’ll be smart enough to take it. In Minnesota’s case, we are not a net taker of money from the federal government.
If they didn’t have an Oscar for people to shoot for, all they’d do is be making ‘Dumb And Dumber’ again and again.
I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
There’s nothing more valuable than your freedom in your life. When you’re in the streets you’re gambling with that 24/7. If you don’t know that you’re just flat out dumb to me.
While also, importantly, not wanting to dumb it down or pretend the days of ‘difficult’ poetry are over, because we live in a pluralist culture and there’s room for ‘difficult’ poetry alongside rap and everything else. And poetry won’t be for everyone, but everyone should have the choice.
One thing I’m super aware of in my music when I’m writing is: ‘Am I overcomplicating this?’ I’ll write a song about some deep existential quandary and explore all these dumb thought waves, and then think ‘Is it effective to say that? Or is it effective to say one simple thing that communicates the feeling better?’
To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?’
If I could push a button and get rid of all these dumb people flying Nazi flags and have them never show up – They are a big problem for the Right.
Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
I know what people think I am. People think I’m dumb. People think I party all the time. People think I’m ignorant.
Cookbooks have all become baroque and very predictable. I’m looking for something different. A lot of chefs’ cookbooks are food as it’s done in the restaurants, but they are dumbed down, and I hate it when they dumb them down.
I have always regretted the dumb and offensive comments I made in my 20s on atheism and homosexuality.
With my fighters, there’s no excuses like, ‘Hey, listen, he’s a dumb guy. Came from the mean streets of somewhere. He’s just not all that bright.’ These are educated guys, most of them went to college, they have families, children, etc. These are smart, rational people I’m dealing with.
I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.
We are the greatest computers in this world, but now we’ve created the smart phone which is smarter than us now, but we’re still making dumb decisions. We have given our creations more power than we have, and that to me is dumb.
It’s far too much to say that effective hoping is the only – or even the biggest – part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope, that means 86% is dependent on raw talent, fickle business cycles, the quality of the product you’re selling, and often pure, dumb luck.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
Because we are communal creatures, if you’re with people who think you’re smart, you’re smart, and if they think you’re dumb, you’re dumb.
I genuinely had always thought, this sounds dumb, I always thought that ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ was shot in the basement of RuPaul’s house.
I don’t really think it’s appropriate for me to be picking and choosing in the primaries. It’s pretty dumb politics for a Republican to choose between Republicans in a contested primary because obviously you’re going to be offending some people.
There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
Pretend to be dumb, that’s the only way to reach old age.
Now, to find dinosaurs, you hike around in horrible conditions looking for a dinosaur. It sounds really dumb, but that’s what it is. It’s horrible conditions, because wherever you have nice weather, plants grow, and you don’t get any erosion, and you don’t see any dinosaurs.
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
I subscribe to the school that there are no dumb questions.
What more chilling indictment of the modern world is there than this: that the condition of the smartphone user is that of a dumb animal. Moooo!
I don’t want to dumb anything down, and I think people appreciate that. Even if it’s not their cup of tea.
I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It’s actually funny. I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb, you’re not even going to know.
All my friends were doing just dumb stuff that kids do, like making out with people at parties and starting to date… I didn’t know any gay people growing up or any queer people growing up, and so I just really felt alone and kind of lost, and I just wasn’t experiencing life.
What I say is, ‘If you’re so rich, how come you’re so dumb?’
All the people that are so quick to say that, like, because I wear womenswear sometimes, that means I’m transitioning. People are just so ignorant and dumb sometimes.
So many times I’ve heard people say that the right to marry for gay and lesbian couples won’t really change anything other than some legal and financial stuff. It’s a dumb argument: those legal and financial effects matter.
I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.
I’ve made a lot of dumb mistakes, but I don’t regret them at all.
In my early career I was sort of anti-drag. I said, ‘Drag is dumb and boring, and I want to be an effing weirdo and go crazy and rebel.’ But now it’s like I’ve come to respect and understand how deep and traditional drag as an art form is.
I started as a writer. I had the dumb act, but I made my living from writing.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
Five years before my accident in 2003, you saw Kobe and Shaq pull up to games on bikes. Michael Jordan owned a racing team. So it wasn’t that weird that I was on a motorcycle, even though it was against team rules. You’ve got to live your life, you know? But yeah, I made a dumb choice.
I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.
There’s more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I’m not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it’s a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life.
I’ve certainly done some turkeys along the way and made some dumb choices in my career, mostly early on. I’m one of the lucky ones who got to make a lot of mistakes very early when no one was paying attention.
Find your self-respect now. Don’t dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It’s so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Liv Morgan is dumb if she thinks she can make waves in NXT by herself.
If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re going to have to take what they get.
When sharing your ideas, overconfidence is a killer. You don’t want your male coworkers to think you’re getting all uppity. Instead, downplay your ideas as just ‘thinking out loud,’ ‘throwing something out there,’ or sharing something ‘dumb,’ ‘random,’ or ‘crazy.’
Being young and dumb, honestly, you pick up some bad habits.
Poor people aren’t making dumb decisions because they are dumb, but because they’re living in a context in which anyone would make dumb decisions.
It’s bad enough on a first date trying not to say something dumb without having three Secret Service guys with you.
I went to about one frat party a year. A year seemed to be enough time for me to forget how much I didn’t like frat parties, and my friends would eventually convince me to go to one. Cheap beer, guys looking for a quick hook-up, and girls playing ‘dumb’ to get in on the hook-up. I just never got into it.
The modern model of misogyny has to do with marginalizing people who are sexual and thinking of them as dumb, or not serious, or not cool or tweedy enough to take seriously, for fear of seeming like one of the guys from ‘Jersey Shore.’ The sex is so much more present in sexism than, I think, ever before.
I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid.
I’m not a dumb idiot just because of what I wear.
I don’t really find a problem with technology or television or anything. I’m a product of it. I grew up watching TV, and I don’t think I’m too dumb or too crazy.
For years, they cast me in these dumb straight roles of businessmen in three-piece suits.
No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
To make us a terrorist target in a region that is full of terrorism is dumb and unforgiveable.
We’re rewarding either the reality or the appearance of youth, which is why you have all these people in their fifties trying to act like they’re seventeen. You know, it’s great to be young. Be young. By all means, be young. But always remember that youth is also kinda dumb, and doesn’t know a lot yet.
If one can only see things according to one’s own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.
You have to be highly intelligent to get away with a dumb joke. That takes a pretty smart fella.
I have this creative mind where I can create a lot of different things, but a lot of people never really gave me the chance and opportunity to do that because when they see me, they just see this dumb fighter that fights in the cage and howls like a wolf and knocks people out.
You have to get the audience invested even if you’re doing something that they think is dumb, it’s kind of what these movies are all about.
If it’s hard for Blue America to see Red America as anything other than a bunch of dumb, racist rednecks; it’s hard for Red America to recognize that many minorities are legitimately worried about what a Trump presidency means for their family.
You know how on movie sets there are specific chairs for each person? I hate that. We don’t have names on our chairs. We have five chairs. Anyone can sit on them. I think the idea of names on chairs on a set is terrible. It’s so dumb. So we got rid of that.
If you’re stumbling out of a bar, and people tweet about it, well, don’t be dumb. If you’re going to get falling-down drunk, stay at home – which I did a lot of.
I’m not making music for intelligent people or dumb people. I’m just making music for people.
Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?
I’d like to make it very clear that getting bitten by a venomous snake is dumb, clumsy and nothing to be proud of.
On YouTube, there’s a right-wing extremism funnel. You start by watching a college student ranting about how dumb feminism is. It’s wrong, but it’s not especially sinister. And then, three suggested videos later, you’re hearing about why we need a white ethno-state to save the race from a third-world invasion.
I remember, when I was a young guy in the SEAL teams, I was very afraid of making mistakes and looking stupid or doing dumb things and getting a bad reputation.
With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
My first real business was bootlegging T-shirts – I was just a dumb kid. You go to a concert and pay $25 for a cotton T-shirt that says ‘Rolling Stones,’ ‘Lollapalooza,’ or whatever. On the outside they’re 10 or 15 bucks. We were the guys selling them for 10 or 15 bucks.
Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb.
Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren’t much smarter.
People don’t realise how dyslexia affects your confidence and how brutal it can be. People think you’re dumb, and you know you’re not. it’s just how your brain works.
I hate when they portray women as just sex symbols in short skirts, running around playing dumb. I refuse to watch such films or be in such films.
Remember common sense? Bring it back. Abolishing ICE, our main federal immigration enforcement agency, is a colossally stupid idea. Floating the possibility of impeaching Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation just jolted the GOP back out of its coma, is painfully dumb.
I am Michael Render – that’s what my mom named me. ‘Killer Mike’ is what my dumb friends called me in a rap battle once, and it stuck.
Well, he can’t be dumb, I mean, because he’s been president for four years and he’s president again, so you’re going to get caught out if you’re really bad, aren’t you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb.
I know it sounds so dumb, but when you’ve had pink hair for 12 years and take that away, you’re looked at in a different light.
I can’t impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies.
I don’t know anybody that takes less than market value to stay on a team that wants to be traded. That would be bad for business, right? That would kind of be really dumb.
I just didn’t like the word ‘gay.’ I still don’t like it. It’s a dumb way of describing sexuality. I like ‘queer’ or other words, but ‘gay’ is a word that had a completely different-meaning word and has been reappropriated. I just don’t like it.
You often see in Washington those who disagree you described as stupid or evil. It’s one of the most unfortunate trends of modern political discourse. Portraying opponents as too dumb to know the truth but smart enough and wanting people to suffer.
Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.
A lot of the time, people think I’m really dumb or really uncomfortable talking to them, which is kind of a real thing.
If a man is dumb, someone is going to get the best of him, so why not you? If you don’t, you’re as dumb as he is.
I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!
I love a blouse that’s dumb. I love to use the word ‘dumb.’ It’s not knowing, and the word ‘blouse’ is so out of fashion that I love it – ‘a blouse that’s dumb.’
Some taxes are really dumb.
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera.
I may be a dumb blonde, but I’m not that blonde.
You don’t plan on doing reality TV if you plan on getting involved in politics. My show was pretty benign, but you do say and do things that are dumb at that age. Those shows have me locked in at age 25.
I really can’t complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can’t get paid to be smart.
Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.
I wasn’t as used to the new dumb questions, so when men I had once thought of as wise daddies now asked me ‘How do you write?’ I did not try and spill red wine in their suede pants. I would just smile and say, ‘On a typewriter in the mornings when there’s nothing else to do.’
I wish I’d done ‘Dumb and Dumber.’ I was offered the part, but I don’t think I’d have been better than Jeff Daniels was. Another film I wish I’d done was ‘Jerry Maguire.’
First of all, we love football. We want to be on the football field as much as we can be. If we can be out there, it may be stupid, it may be dumb, call me dumb and stupid then, because that’s what… I want to be on the football field.
I really feel strongly that we don’t need to dumb things down for children.
I have done some pretty dumb things. I am not going to lie. I see the things I have done. And I have done some dumb things.
Hollywood has the idea that movies have to be dumb. But especially movies for or about teenagers have to be really dumb!
I don’t like any one race or look or type of guy. My tastes as far as looks go are very diverse. I like guys with scruffy beards and leather jackets, but I also like a clean-cut ‘GQ’-type guy, so my tastes are very ranged among somebody who laughs at my dumb jokes, too. I have plenty of them.
The first dumb idea was to do it at all – to take ‘Fargo,’ this beloved classic, and turn it into a television show. The second dumb idea, when you do it and it works, was to throw everything out and start again.
Intelligence is sexy. Don’t play dumb, especially young girls. Don’t play dumb. And let people see that you are intelligent.
It’s not that you can do this calculated move to try to further your career. You just follow what’s in your heart, and later you look back and go, ‘I was either really dumb or really smart, I can’t believe I did that.’
SpongeBob represents idiocy. He is dumb. Patrick is dumb. Mr. Krabs is greedy. Squidward is a snob and vain.
I’m from Hollywood; I’m too dumb to be nervous about New York.
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.
Me personally, I think that when I take my time with something, it comes out a lot better, because I can really, really get my point across, and if I see that like, this might be a little too deep, I figure out a way to dumb it down so that everybody can understand where I’m going.
I’ve always felt like I’m on the outside. I think certain people judge you right away, and I’ve always been acutely sensitive to that. I’m fighting, whether it’s accurate or not, a perception that I get of people thinking I’m dumb.
When you’re young, you do dumb things. I just can’t understand why some other athletes never were extended that same excuse.
At parties, I’ll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, ‘Forget it,’ and then start eating things.
It’s killing for fun or profit I can’t stand. There’s a difference between an Eskimo killing a seal for survival and some dumb broad strolling down Fifth Avenue in a leopard coat.
At my shows you have time to relax, time to just enjoy something really dumb, time to laugh at something that’s weird or unexpected and time to think. There’s all sorts of things happening and it’s great being able to go any way I choose at any given moment.
None of us are really dumb and none of us are really smart. We’re in the middle.
It’s just dumb that people think that. ‘Why did you help that guy up after you tackled him?’ Because I wanted to. What’s the big deal? ‘Butkus would have never done that.’ Well, I’m not Dick Butkus. I’m Brian Urlacher, and sometimes I help people up.
Football players are misunderstood. They aren’t the dumb jocks people think they are.
Pretend to be dumb, that’s the only way to reach old age.
There was a time when I just loved ‘Indiana Jones’ so much. I was in fourth or fifth grade, and I wore a fedora like that one to school every day. It was so dumb.
I’m not dumb, I just wasn’t educated.
I think cheerleading is kind of dumb. I didn’t admit to my daughter that I was a cheerleader until she was past the age when I thought she might want to do it.
One of my favorite films is ‘Dumb and Dumber.’ I’d love to do some really silly comedy someday.
Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
Record companies would rather you stay dumb, not even think of it as a business, so they can either rip you off or get you out of the way in five years to make way for the new groups.
I find my readers to be very smart, and there is no reason to write dumb.
I like animal sidekicks. They seem to be a pretty cool trope of post-apocalyptic fiction – just because if you’re going to have this lone protagonist, they’re going to need someone to talk to. Dogs are overused, and cats are dumb. So that leaves monkeys.
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
The drummer is stereotypically the dumb guy. Maybe that’s why I always respect drummers who do more than drum.
I’m really tall, and I used slouch and think it was really uncool to stand up straight – now I wish I hadn’t been quite so dumb!
I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ or whatever movie they liked. And that’s fine, it gets them in the door, but then it’s my job to give them something different.
I hate it when people come up to me on trains and ask ‘Are you Soulja Boy?’ If people want pictures or autographs, that’s cool, but I don’t like the dumb questions.
I believe that the American audience is not so dumb that they wouldn’t be interested in a black story.
As artists, we are so not in control most of the time of the content or the narrative of our characters, and sometimes writing takes a turn and it’s not something we necessarily have control over. It’s just a lot of random dumb luck, so when things click, you’ve just got to enjoy it.
Before my dad passed away, I would miss a lot of baby showers and weddings, sacrificed a lot of family and friend events for dumb road dates. I don’t do that anymore. It’s gone in the other direction. I’m more inclined to put family and friends first.
Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.
I think the guy who tells you he knows about music is really dumb, or he’s lying to himself.
Nobody ever thought of me as dumb. They always knew me as cerebral, a thinking person. Educated and so on. But I was always given glamorous roles.
Look – this is the terror of being a founder & CEO. It is all your fault. Every decision, every person you hire, every dumb thing you buy or do – ultimately, you’re at the end.
If you talk with a Southern accent, it’s perceived as though you are slow. That’s not the case. I’ve met just as many dumb people who talk without an accent as with.
If I played golf, I’d be on the golf course every day, but I just can’t wear those dumb pants.
Republicans are relentless and they’re smart, too – they’re not all dumb – and on Election Day, they’ll be up at five in the morning.
For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a steadily declining path toward lowest-common-denominator standards, presumably because the ‘masses’ want dumb, simple pleasures and big media companies want to give the masses what they want.
Even if I’d wanted to work at Goldman Sachs, they weren’t going to hire me, because I was saying things like, ‘That’s a dumb question’ when I was asked something stupid in the interviews. I just didn’t have a lot of respect for authority.
When Andy died, I just drank to dumb my mind.
Any time you employ thousands of people, some people do dumb things.
In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb.
I actually think Bill Gates is conventionally smarter, even though it’s a dumb word, but mental processing power – I’ve watched him use four different screens, process information, get to the right answer, boom boom boom.
I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.
When I was making ‘Bourne Identity,’ I wasn’t making a dumb action movie like they were expecting it to be.
Of course I feel like any player that plays this game should want to reach the highest level and the highest accolades, which includes the All-Star Game. So, yeah, I would be dumb not to want to be an All-Star.
We started recording videos around our house, like, doing dumb stuff. Going four-wheeling or whatever. Then we found out about YouTube and fell in love with it and started uploading our videos.
We’ve got to dumb America up again.
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
I always hear, ‘Oh, she’s really beautiful.’ I’d die to hear, ‘Oh, she’s really smart.’ I’m not as dumb as I look.
If I could be doing anything, I’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on TV.
My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.
I’m smarter than the average; I just act dumb. That’s what gets people’s attention; you act dumb, you get people’s attention.
There aren’t any real dumb people in my voices. It’s always irritated me about Hollywood dialogue – there’s so much dialogue that would just bore a Ford mechanic. This is not how people talk.
I love to write songs, but they don’t come easy to me – I spend a lot of time writing really dumb stuff that I have to look at the next day and think, ‘God, what was I thinking?’ That’s my process, is just to go through a lot of dumb stuff and hope that, after a lot of hard work, I’ll find a good idea.
For a long time, I would go out of my way to have a personal appearance on the verge of an insane person, because it was closer to how I felt, but I looked so dumb. So, I just stopped. It was like, ‘I’m just going to look like a banker.’
Teens are not like the weird, dumb dwarves you have around your house. They are actually you when you were younger. Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult, but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?
I was so wild and crazy and dumb in my car. It didn’t run but 30 miles an hour. You made do.
I get really flowery and verbose in my adult books, but I don’t think I dumb down my Y.A. It’s just cleaner and more snappy. And the adult books have multiple points-of-view. In my Y.A., it’s always third person from the main character’s perspective.
You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself.
I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
I’m a meathead. I can’t help it, man. You’ve got smart people and you’ve got dumb people.
When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
The blue-collar is not supposed to read Horace, nor the farmer in his overalls Montale or Marvell. Nor, for that matter, is the politician expected to know by heart Gerard Manley Hopkins or Elizabeth Bishop. This is dumb as well as dangerous.
For me, it always comes back to the blogger, the author, the designer, the developer. You build software for that core individual person, and then smart organisations adopt it and dumb organisations die.
I’m not dumb enough to call up a bad player.
Twitter is an extension of every dumb thought I have, firing it off – Instagram is a little more methodical.
I’ve had my heart broken and then gone out and done dumb things.
Why, over her political career has Wall Street been a major – the major campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? You know, maybe they’re dumb and they don’t know what they’re going to get, but I don’t think so.
The biggest threat to McDonald’s lies within – and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers.
I need to not be typecast as big, black, and dumb but be seen as an intelligent, witty, bold, and charismatic person.
No show would be successful if you took a group of people and just said, ‘You’re dumb!’ over and over. That’s not what Broadway’s about.
I did one of the ‘Amazing Stories.’ That was the first time I got to play a character who was a dumb blonde. I actually channeled Judy Holliday.
Everything was my fault. I was so dumb. But if I hadn’t made the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful woman I’ve been married to for over 30 years, so I guess that makes the mistakes OK.
There’s no need to put a dumb picture of us on the album cover. We always look at ourselves and think, ‘Wow, we look like idiots.’ We’d rather have a piece of art on there.
I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool.
I don’t think women are dumb.
We were one of the first to say, ‘Let’s make a really nice shirt for skaters and let’s make it really well.’ We don’t dumb down for somebody young; we are always trying to do something new.
I would love to tell you that it’s been absolutely perfect, that I’ve been a man that’s been super Christian. But I’ve had mistakes, dumb things I’ve regretted, so it’s not a perfect life. But it’s one that has helped me make better decisions.
There’s this notion that artists are supposed to be dumb and frivolous. I completely disagree with that.
It takes a smart man to play dumb.
You can have an idea that everyone else thinks is dumb, and it’s still a good idea.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
I always feel like any criminal who doesn’t have a mask on is dumb: particularly the ones who don’t realize that all mini-marts have cameras. I find that so hilarious. Or bank robbers without a mask. You’re like, ‘Have you seen no movies?’
Seve Ballesteros was the best trouble-shot player who ever lived. It didn’t matter how far in the woods you put that guy, he’d find a way to get out. But Seve inadvertently put a lot of big numbers on the scorecards of average players, because he inspired them to take dumb chances.
A lot of people who don’t write for kids think it’s easy, because they think kids aren’t as smart as they are, or that you have to dumb down what you would normally write for kids. But I think you have to work harder when you write for kids, to make sure every word is right, that it’s there for the right reason.
The great American work ethic has not been lost, but it has been eroded by years of dumb government policies that Mr. Trump and Congress can correct.
One of my favorite films is ‘Dumb and Dumber.’
The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time.
We have a ‘bad movie’ club, and we go to whatever dumb movie is playing in the local theater, then go and have some beers and dinner.
For me personally, I just don’t have anything to prove anymore. I know exactly who I am, I know that I’m intelligent and acting dumb or acting like whatever. If that’s funny to me because I know it’s false then so be it.
I’d like to play a guy who doesn’t think so much. I’d like a character whose words come out before he thinks about it. I want a character who is just kind of dumb in that way. A guy who doesn’t have too many dangerous, devious ideas. It would be fun to play a role like that.
Guys like the Monarch are not unique, and there are guys like him all over the world torturing dumb scientists.
I think good kids TV has got to have layers. It has to have compelling characters that everyone loves, but you can’t dumb it down.
I’ve done a lot of dumb things in my life.
I’m just a dumb guitar player, man.
I think people have a different image of me because, you know, they portray me with the idea that models are stupid and dumb; like, ‘She can just be a model because she can just be a model – she’s dumb and she can’t do anything else.’
I was going to be a chemical engineer – I was a science nerd – that was the plan. I secretly applied to USC and NYU and got a scholarship to go to NYU based on a dumb animated short I made. It was a huge shock to me and my family.
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
I’m a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you.
With all due respect, I am against dumb.
There is no definitive guidebook on how to pick the right partner, and even if there were, I’m way too dumb to write it.
I don’t understand why Brandon Flowers keeps taking shots at us. Maybe he feels threatened, but he seems to be doing just fine on his own. It’s pretty dumb. I mean, we’re from the same town, and we’ve never met him.
If you go back to ‘Louie Louie,’ there’s the whole element there, where you need to be able to appreciate what ‘dumb’ is in its profoundness.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
I can’t do the terrible mistake of thinking audiences are dumb and will accept anything I do. I want to be cautious about my choices.
This is so dumb – once time I spray-tanned before a race, and I didn’t shower, and I sweated the whole thing off on my car. It was so bad, I told a fan I would never do it again.
I don’t know about a lot of things. I read a lot, but a lot of it just passes through me. I don’t retain much. I am kind of dumb that way. Or maybe ‘I am a simple man,’ is a better way to say it.