Incompetence Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Incompetence Quotes from Anthony Zinni, Kingsley Amis, Jed Mercurio, Charles Bass, John Barrasso. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.
Anthony Zinni
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
Kingsley Amis
Standards in public life have decayed over time… Incompetence is the norm.
Jed Mercurio
But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason.
Charles Bass
States that scrap their state-run Obamacare exchanges are admitting they’ve wasted millions of dollars in federal grants. It’s only fair that states have to pay American taxpayers and the federal government back for their total incompetence.
John Barrasso
The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises almost to a level of criminal negligence.
John Olver
The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence… sort of like the Post Office with tanks.
Emo Philips
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
Charlotte Whitton
Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
Roberto Cavalli
Stupidity and human incompetence are the great evils, not ambition and glory.
Robert Greene
Clumsiness attempts to fix simplicity straight in the eye. It is not a mark of incompetence but of reticence.
Jean-Luc Godard
We three have never been very good chemists but we are gratified with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Peter Principle says that everyone is promoted until they reach their level of incompetence. We are worried that we may have reached this remarkable point.
Jacques Dubochet
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
Gordon Ramsay
The decline of particle physics in the U.S. is really a symptom of the erratic and sometimes anti-scientific attitudes in Washington and the incompetence of Congress in managing science.
Bill Foster
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
All humans make mistakes. But there is no room or allowance in the fevered world of conspiracy theorists for mistakes, human errors, anomalies, or plain incompetence, though the latter, from the highest levels on down, is endemic to our society.
Vincent Bugliosi
I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I’d always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me.
Tom Bissell
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Richard Dawkins
Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.
Dora Russell
That’s what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it’s fair, because people would be the best if they weren’t discriminated against.
Rush Limbaugh
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter
Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter
The problem is with men. I know I shouldn’t say this, but they’ve shrouded and hidden women to hide their incompetence.
John Galliano
Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail.
Graydon Carter
I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
Billy Joel