„The public takes care of their fear by thinking only crazies and stupid people wind up in cults. I've interviewed over 4000 ex-cult members. There's no one type of person who is vulnerable.“
— Margaret Singer clinical psychology 1921 - 2003
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1997, as cited in Margaret Thaler Singer http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-4232879_ITM, The Lancet, January 31, 2004
„Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
Books, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (2004)
Fonte: When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?
„The problem with educating stupid people was that they didn’t know they were stupid. The same went for curing crazy people.“
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
— Bill Mauldin American editorial cartoonist 1921 - 2003
The Brass Ring (1971)
Contexto: If you're a leader, you don't push wet spaghetti, you pull it. The U. S. Army still has to learn that. The British understand it. Patton understood it. I always admired Patton. Oh, sure, the stupid bastard was crazy. He was insane. He thought he was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn't like that attitude, but I certainly respected his theories and the techniques he used to get his men out of their foxholes.
„If you do something and people think you’re stupid, just go for crazy. You get more respect that way because nobody likes stupid people.“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
„In explaining any puzzling Washington phenomenon, always choose stupidity over conspiracy, incompetence over cunning. Anything else gives them too much credit.“
— Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018
Column, October 19, 2007, "Pelosi’s Armenian Gambit" http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer101907.php3 at jewishworldreview.com.
— Alex Ferguson Scottish footballer and manager 1941
When asked, after losing the UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona, which Barcelona's talent he would sign for the next season in case he would have a blank cheque.
Sbnation.com (27 May 2011) http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2011/5/28/2195275/champions-league-2011-barcelona-manchester-united]
„Then it will matter little how much both liberals and conservatives rail against “stupid” and “crazy” voters. Nor will they have Donald Trump to kick around any more. In the end, they will have no one to blame but themselves.“
— John Feffer American foreign policy writer 1963
Trumpism is here to stay: America’s neo-fascist fever dream has only just begun (2016)
— Patrick Nielsen Hayden American science fiction editor, fanzine publisher, essayist, reviewer, anthologist, and teacher 1959
"Bad advice on cover letters", in Making Light (18 May 2004) http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/005212.html
„The thing about smart mother fuckers is that sometimes, they sound like crazy mother fuckers to stupid mother fuckers…“
— Robert Kirkman American comic book writer 1978
Fonte: The Walking Dead, Vol. 09: Here We Remain
„Well, I'm supposed to be crazy, right? And there isn't much I wouldn't do for you. The stupider the better."
- Adrian Ivashkov“
— Richelle Mead, livro Last Sacrifice
Fonte: Last Sacrifice
— John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women
Fonte: The Subjection of Women (1869), Ch. 1
Contexto: Stupidity is much the same all the world over. A stupid person's notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded. Not so with those whose opinions and feelings are an emanation from their own nature and faculties.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Para Além do Bem e do Mal
Variante: Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
Fonte: Beyond Good and Evil
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
Fonte: The Beach (1941), Chapter 9, p. 48