We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Misconception Quotes from Danielle Bregoli, Kat Graham, Kip Thorne, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Shaffer. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
People have this misconception that I’m going to beat them up when I meet them. But it’s like… no. Just ’cause I stand up for myself, and I’m honest, that doesn’t mean I’m going to beat people up all the time.
There’s a common misconception that you don’t need SPF during the grey winter months, but it’s so important to protect skin from UVA/UVB rays year-round.
A big misconception is that a black hole is made of matter that has just been compacted to a very small size. That’s not true. A black hole is made from warped space and time.
Many people are turned off at eating vegetarian because of the misconception that all dishes are just an arrangement of bland vegetables.
This is a common misconception about antidepressants: many people believe they’re simply ‘happy pills’ that will wipe a person’s emotional slate clean. Used correctly, antidepressants can lift the fog of mental illness.
A big misconception is that women shouldn’t be in the UFC because we fight ‘like girls,’ but I think women have some of the most exciting fights.
A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to all evidence that would unseat it.
I am very much available for singing. There’s a misconception that I am too busy with my acting ventures, but, I think, I can manage both.
I don’t know if this is necessarily a misconception, but I think people make way more a deal out of my sexuality than necessary.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
There is a romantic, often misguided, misconception among the British that life in France is akin to life in Paradise.
I think a misconception among many non-religious people is that anyone with a strong faith is, in all ways and at all times, blindly consistent, unwavering, unquestioning.
I don’t come from a comedy background or a stand-up background, but I think that sometimes there’s a misconception that an actor who works primarily in comedy is a comedian. There’s nothing wrong with being a comedian, but I’m absolutely not that. I can’t think of anything more terrifying than doing stand-up!
I can see why there’s a misconception that it’s easier when your parents are actors, but it doesn’t work out at all. In fact, it’s the reverse.
The misconception is that standup comics are always on. I don’t know any really funny comics that are annoying and constantly trying to be funny all the time.
I don’t think kids have a problem reading books meant for adults; the problem is on the other side of the fence, a misconception of what one kind of literature is ‘supposed’ to be, perceived to be, as opposed to another: if it’s for kids, it can’t be any good; it’s got to have been dumbed down and/or sweetened up.
There’s a common misconception that if I uploaded a 20-minute video that I just pressed ‘record’ and put it online. It’s not that at all.
When you look at my astonishing physique you probably think to yourself, This kid must eat nothing but molten steel. That’s a common misconception.
There’s just a misconception that comes with being a dual-threat quarterback. You run first, throw second. I’ve proven I throw first and then run if I have to.
Stock market bubbles don’t grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.
I think the biggest misconception about me is people really don’t know who I really am. They see the party side of me, they see the crazy side of me. But I also have a laid-back side. You know, I’m chill, down to earth. If you want to grab a cup of coffee and just talk about life, I can do that.
There’s a misconception about Barack Obama as a former constitutional law professor. First of all, there are plenty of professors who are ‘legal relativists.’ They tend to view legal principles as relative to whatever they’re trying to achieve.
The biggest misconception is that the purpose of going to the gym is to change your body. We should be working out to be healthy.
There’s a misconception about wrestling, that it’s really fake, but it’s real, and you can really get hurt, even though a lot of it is performative.
We have a deeply rooted misconception in our country that unhoused people have done something to deserve their conditions – when the reality is that unhoused people are living the consequences of our government’s failure to secure the basic necessities people need to survive.
There is a huge misconception that you need to spend hours in the kitchen to produce something special.
There’s a misconception in my opinion… and it’s that we Latinos have to go do an American album, an English album, an Anglo production, to cross over.
I feel like it’s a bit of a misconception that all actors have to be expert martial artists if they’re Asian.
A lot of people have the misconception that, as a Muslim woman, I am somehow against women wearing bikinis. No, I want women to feel comfortable and confident in whatever they wear.
I think there is a misconception that being open and honest and saying what it is you want is something we should be embarrassed about. But that’s just not me. I am a very honest person. I always tell somebody what I am looking for, and I don’t want people to waste my time, basically.
There’s this misconception that the Navy is this cruise ship, and you get to go out and sail around, and every now and then, you have to swab the deck. But, no, it is a very impressive group of young people that live at sea, in this place that’s very uncomfortable. They exude a pride that is well-deserved.
Middle-out economics rejects the old misconception that an economy is a perfectly efficient, mechanistic system and embraces the much more accurate idea of an economy as a complex ecosystem made up of real people who are dependent on one another.
I can do anything onstage. Here’s the misconception: You could record an album called ‘The Best of Styx.’ And all you would have to do is pay the individual songwriters a mechanical royalty.
I think some people who have never met me have a misconception that when I was living with my father when he was successful, that I was somehow adversely affected by his success or the money he had and was making at the time.
I think there is a real misconception about Indian food being super spicy. And I know that’s because when you go into an Indian restaurant, it is pretty spicy. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, my husband can’t handle a lot of heat. I’ve had to temper my cooking so that he can eat with me.
Another misconception that people have is that if you’re a good-looking girl, you can get anyone. But that’s the thing… it’s more tough for us – when you can choose anyone, who do you choose?
There is a big misconception about arranged marriage. Yes, it can mean that you meet someone and then have to marry them, but this was my mother saying, ‘I’m going to introduce you to so-and-so – If you don’t like them, fair enough.’
Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I’m speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I’m doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m stupid.
I think there’s this misconception about vegans, that it’s impossible, and they’re crazy or whatever. But it’s not like that. You can be vegan and still be really chill.
There was the misconception out there that I retired after the 2008 season, but that was never the case. I wasn’t done with basketball yet, and I’m still not done.
The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.
A lot of people have this misconception that Indian food means heavy curries and complicated procedures.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m in control of every situation. I’m rarely in control of any situation.
There was a misconception about me when I started off because I had my hair greased up and I have some vague resemblance to the hillbilly gene pool that Elvis came from. People would say, ‘You want to be Elvis’ and I would say, ‘No’.
It’s largely a misconception that Tame Impala is a band. We play as a band on stage, but it’s really not how it is at all on the album. The album is just me.
The biggest misconception about the homeless is that they got themselves in the mess – let them get themselves out. Many people think they are simply lazy. I urge those to make a friend at a local mission and find out how wrong these assumptions are.
We have been suckered into believing that, because there are more men at the top than women at the top, that this is a result of discrimination against women. That’s been the misconception. It’s all about trade-offs. You earn more money, you usually sacrifice something at home.
I think people have a misconception about comedians and performers. All that stuff is serious business.
The misconception about the record company is that they were the ones who got me wearing short skirts, or got me to do my hair blond, or got me to dance around onstage and start doing different things with my clothes. No, that was actually all me.
The misconception that aid falls straight into the hands of dictators largely stems from the Cold War era.
A lot of people have a misconception about artists, that they’re invincible, you know, they’re on a different plateau. But I’m just a human being.
The biggest misconception is that swimming is something you do on holiday, in the pool or in the ocean.
The biggest misconception people have is that quality is all that matters. The truth is that quality helps, but there’s a ton of high-quality things that don’t go anywhere.
There is a misconception in our society that only women have to follow the norms of wearing a mangalsutra after marriage. Actually there are a few ornaments which even men are expected to wear after marriage.
I don’t believe in a lot of schmoozing and buttering up. Not that you don’t become friends in work. But I think it’s a misconception that you have to do a lot of hanging before you work.
Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
I think there’s a misconception about the industry, that you have to change who you are to look ‘cool’ in order to succeed, and that’s just not true.
There’s a misconception that maybe I’m overly confident or a little vapid or that I am a stereotypical, bratty, spoiled girl who doesn’t have much to bring to the table other than how people perceive her physically.
It’s a misconception that singers in Punjab use music as a backup in case their acting fails. For me, singing is the front, it’s not the backup, it was acting that happened by chance.
Indians have a huge misconception when it comes to rap. It isn’t just about heavy beats; it is about poetry.
There is a misconception over whether black ex-players can make successful managers.
People think that Detroit is this barren wasteland. While there are parts that are not as nice as others, the misconception is not true. It is definitely not a thriving community in Detroit, but it is getting there. There is a lot of heart and love in this city.
I feel like there’s this misconception that immigrants come here and just don’t care about the system and paying taxes, and that’s not true.
Undoubtedly, the biggest misconception about me is that I’m some staunch conservative, blind, rightwing hardcore Republican who doesn’t want to hear anything from the other side.
The biggest misconception about Black Lives Matter is that BLM is just one entity; Black Lives Matter is an organization and a network. We are a part of the movement, but we are not the movement.
This is the biggest misconception about the Bay – people think that we’re L.A… Very different stuff. L.A. has its swag.
The biggest misconception about us is that we’re just a rock band. We think our music is a cross-section of many genres; a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.
I’ll tell you one big misconception. Cops never say ‘Freeze!’ It might be misinterpreted. They might think you were, like, ordering fries. Or that you had fleas.
There’s a common misconception about running for office. People think it’s dreadful, morally compromising work. But I’ve found the opposite is true. It made a better person and a better feminist. It forced me to take a hard look at my shortcomings.
There is this massive misconception that young people have absolutely no interest in the news. Young people definitely do want to be informed, but they want to be informed by people they can relate to.
We Chinese use a lot of ginger and green onions to flavor dishes but not to overpower them. Westerners have this misconception that we eat the ginger and green onion, but we leave those on the plate.
There’s a misconception that you have to match your shoes and your bag. It can be so cool to add a patterned or off-color heel.
If you see a blatant error or misconception about yourself, you really want to set it straight.
I think a common misconception about a small town in rural America is that everyone believes the same way, and nothing could be further from the truth.
I think there’s a misconception that I eat everything. The one or two bites that you see me take, that’s it.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, ‘Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.’ I’m a finance major and always intended to go into business.
Misconception Number 1, the public always thought, ‘Reggie has a massive ego; he’s narcissistic, he’s cocky, he needs everyone to look at him all the time,’ because that’s what the media told them. Wrong. I could handle the attention. I didn’t let the attention affect my performance. But I never needed the attention.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Honestly, I don’t think I ever really was a sweet country girl. I think that was a misconception about me. I was always bad.
There is a misconception that I’ve experienced in my life about people that live in the South. I got sent away to school in Connecticut in the late Eighties, and kids were honestly asking me, ‘Do people there wear shoes?’
There’s this misconception that comedy and music go together. They don’t. Comedians can’t compete with rock stars; they’re just not on the same level. Rock stars will always be cooler. They will always get more girls.
We’re under some gross misconception that we’re a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we’ll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It’s delusion.
A dominant misconception among believers is that their atheist brethren are a slavering pack of hell-bound debauchees, gleefully wining and wenching their way through life while loudly professing their amorality.
Because Shakespeare’s language is so expansive, we’re under this misconception that it’s difficult. But I discovered that it’s easy because it’s so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional.
There’s a misconception that actors with no background don’t get any exposure from big production houses. I think people should start rethinking about it.
I think that’s the biggest misconception when people want to live a more clean, cruelty-free life is, ‘I can’t do that. It’s going to be so hard.’ But I say do some research. You’d be surprised!
The most common misconception about me is that I’m basically a jazz singer.
There’s a misconception that Lyft is just a better version of the taxi. You know, I think that’s just scratching the surface of what we’re doing.
We want to blame people who have brain disorders – they should somehow be able to magically rise above it. It’s a profound misconception.
It’s a misconception that an intelligent person can’t act and I want people to discard such notions.
There is a horrible misconception that you can either act or not. But experience is everything.
When you do weightlifting, the misconception there is you won’t get pregnant, you won’t get tall, you won’t marry anyone because you’ll get so bulky or you’ll get so big. You’ll get a lot of muscle and no one’s going to love you for having that.
People kind of have a misconception, because when someone calls me Theo and I correct them, say, ‘No, my name is Malcolm,’ they think I have an attitude about it and I don’t want to be associated with the show.
It’s a misconception that all singers need to portray a messed up, dirty look to prove their identity.