July 15, 2020

Curmudgeon Corner








cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]

1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: STUPIDITY

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” Bertrand Russell

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

“The downside of playing dumb is that you sound dumb.” Rachel Maddow

“Stupid was a prison they never let you out of, no time off for good behavior, you were in for life.” Stephen King

“Life is hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” Michael Chrichton

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need advice.” Bill Cosby

“Who’s the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?” Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.” John Steinbeck

“The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.” Isaac Asimov

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” George Carlin

“I’ll take crazy over stupid any day.” Josh Whedon

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on.” Sherillyn Kenyon

“If stupidity got us in this mess, how come it can’t get us out?” Will Rogers

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