100+ Best Dumb Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational dumb quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Dumb Quotes

I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly. — Mike Myers

I hated my childhood. It was loathsome. My parents were deaf and dumb. Profoundly so. They could make noises when they were emotionally aroused, but they couldn’t form it into speech. — Richard Griffiths

Your basic physical makeup does influence the parts you’re offered. If you’re big, they cast you either dumb or tough, although there are exceptions. Clint Eastwood and James Arness carved out niches for themselves in Westerns. I just hope I won’t be faced with doing ‘Li’l Abner’ in dinner theater for the rest of my career. — Bill Fagerbakke

I suppose I arrived at my charitable commitment largely through guilt. I recognized early on that my good fortune was not due to superior personal character or initiative so much as it was to dumb luck. — George Kaiser

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods. — George W. Bush

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. — Doug Liman

We’re going to have the best-educated American people in the world. — Dan Quayle

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. — Kristen Wiig

You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience’s attention without extraordinary physical equipment. — Judy Holliday

The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb. — Drew Curtis

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb. — Amy Lee

I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where’s Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less. — Marion Barry

Smart development builds on a region’s own skills, resources and local businesses. Dumb growth invites a big corporation in, surrenders control and profits to a distant headquarters, undercuts local manufacturers, and risks layoffs without warning. — Donella Meadows

I really can’t complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can’t get paid to be smart. — Aaron Allston

During the strict macrobiotic chapter of my life, I ate miso soup every day for breakfast and sometimes with dinner as well. — Gwyneth Paltrow

Sometimes it’s better to have a benign dictator than a dumb democracy, to be honest. — Serj Tankian

If I get stuck, I look at a book that tells me how someone else did it. I turn the pages, and then I say, ‘Oh, I forgot that bit,’ then close the book and carry on. Finally, after you’ve figured out how to do it, you read how they did it and find out how dumb your solution is and how much more clever and efficient theirs is! — Richard P. Feynman

I may be a dumb blonde, but I’m not that blonde. — Patricia Neal

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. — Fran Drescher

Children tease each other because you’re short or you’re tall or you’re a redhead or because you’re ugly or because you’re smart or because you’re dumb or all kinds of differences and as parents we have to deal with that and strengthen our children to be comfortable with themselves and also to show empathy and acceptance towards others. — Heather Wilson

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. — Quintilian

Ditzy dumb blonde? I can be ditzy. I can be. — Goldie Hawn

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. — Jim Carrey

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. — Brian Setzer

I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray. — Roger Ailes

I’m a meathead. I can’t help it, man. You’ve got smart people and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb. — Keanu Reeves

When Andy died, I just drank to dumb my mind. — Maurice Gibb

Democrats are dumb and Republicans are stupid, but the difference between dumb and stupid is dumb isn’t funny. Dumb is when you say something and the whole room goes, ‘What did he say?’ — Lewis Black

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. — Cindy Morgan

It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb. — Aaron Sorkin

I do know dumb-ass questions when I see dumb-ass questions. — Orrin Hatch

It’s a question of whether we’re going to go forward into the future, or past to the back. — Dan Quayle

I had a period in my life in the ’90s where I was definitely young, dumb, and full of even more dumb. — Scott Weiland

Pretend to be dumb, that’s the only way to reach old age. — Friedrich Durrenmatt

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. — Anita Baker

In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb. — Debra Winger

Smart development invests in insulation, efficient cars, and ever-renewed sources of energy. Dumb growth crashes around looking for more oil. — Donella Meadows

I want to work on projects that I feel passionate about and do things that are fun and challenging. I would love to do a live musical. I’m not interested in doing the same thing over and over or the fame and exposure that comes with it. When people keep doing that, they just end up doing the same dumb stuff again and again. — Holly Madison

Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans. — Alf Landon

Have I said dumb things? Absolutely, who hasn’t? But I have never backed away from being called out on something I did or said wrong. — Curt Schilling

Nothing is the destiny of everyone, it is our commonness made dumb. — Mark Strand

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! — Harry Hopkins

I’m a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you. — Sophia Loren

Because I had an accent, people had this impression that I was dumb. — Wilmer Valderrama

To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?’ — Christopher Hitchens

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm. — Graham Greene

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. — Donald Sutherland

I started realizing that I wasn’t so dumb; rather, most people simply didn’t know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn’t care — Dean Kamen

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. — Charlie Bell

I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information. — Bill Watterson

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. — Mario Batali

A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb? — Rudolf Nureyev

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. — Karl Rove

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. — Malcolm Turnbull

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. — Joan Jett

Law breaking, graffiti artist, dumb jock that I am, I’m pretty socially conscious. — Duff Goldman

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. — Patti Stanger

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. — Daryl Hall

Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb. — Ferdinand Christian Baur

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! — Will Self

I’d played dumbasses a lot. On Mad About You, I played a very dumb waitress and they saw me. — Lisa Kudrow

It’s well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they’re in middle school. — Sally Ride

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. — Willie Garson

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. — Mario Puzo

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He’s really dumb. — Aaron McGruder

I might not understand everything a Democrat or liberal thinks but hey let’s be honest, I don’t understand some of the things the Republicans think, but that doesn’t make me some dumb hick that doesn’t have the right to live here. — Angie Harmon

If you think people are dumb, you’ll spend a lifetime doing dumb work. — George Lois

Don’t dumb it down. The audience is smart and gets what you are doing. — Bruce Paltrow

Well, first I studied piano. I wasn’t very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb… and repressive. — Luc Ferrari

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I. — Loretta Young

If one can only see things according to one’s own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind. — Robert Anton Wilson

I’m not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it’s incredibly delicious. — Gwyneth Paltrow

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. — Brian Selznick

I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool. — Leon Spinks

I had no confidence at school. I was not a good student and I really thought I was pretty stupid. Just dumb. — Tommy Hilfiger

If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down. — Elizabeth Taylor

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. — Walter Isaacson

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. — Courtney Love

Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time. — Lyndon B. Johnson

It’s a dumb question, because I don’t look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later. — Antoine Fuqua

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 — Arnold Rothstein

Marilyn was a great actress, not a dumb blond bombshell. She was very smart, very astute and a good businesswoman. — Lawrence Schiller

God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf. — Thomas Brooks

You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself. — Ashley Tisdale

If I am going to trash others for their dumb predictions, I must at least hold myself to the same sort of accountability. — Barry Ritholtz

I’ve always thought those guys are really funny. And I love Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and Mary. — David Zucker

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right. — Dan Quayle

We have Democrats saying dumb things every single day, and Republicans as well. — Emanuel Cleaver

I am not a dumb animal to be browbeaten, cowed, lashed, coerced or goaded into anything I do not think is right. — Earle Combs

I’ve been noticing gravity since I was very young. — Cameron Diaz

Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company. — Scott Adams

I’ve always wanted to be a spy, and frankly I’m a little surprised that British intelligence has never approached me. — Elizabeth Hurley

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. — Halle Berry

Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won’t dislike you. — Gerard Way

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. — Jack Black

I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures. — Christina Aguilera

I love television; I specifically love having a dumb character on a TV show. — Bill Lawrence

Every character has their reasons – even the characters who do dumb things. — Zoe Saldana

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. — Graham Greene

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