„Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.“
„Dotty: Archie says the Church is a monument to irrationality.
George: … The National Gallery is a monument to irrationality! Every concert hall is a monument to irrationality! — and so is a nicely kept garden, or a lover's favour, or a home for stray dogs! You stupid woman, if rationality were the criterion for things being allowed to exist, the world would be one gigantic field of soya beans!“
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
„It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – FIX IT!!!“
— Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Bk. II, ch. 4.
— Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
Chapter 6 (p. 81)
— Norman Tebbit English politician 1931
[Source: The Journals of Woodrow Wyatt: Volume 3, p. 437.]
„Was man made stupid to see his own stupidity?
Is God by definition indifferent, beyond us all?
Is the eternal truth man's fighting soul
Wherein the Beast ravens in its own avidity?“
— Richard Eberhart American poet 1904 - 2005
Poem: The Fury of Aerial Bombardment http://www.lorenwebster.net/In_a_Dark_Time/category/poets/richard-eberhart/
„Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.“
— Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World
Part III: Man and Himself, Ch. 16: Ideas Which Have Become Obsolete, p. 158
— Lester del Rey Novelist, short story writer, editor 1915 - 1993
Chapter 12 (p. 114)
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
Book III, Ch. 9
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
— Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation
Chapter 8 “Seldon’s Plan”
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967