„"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb..." he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
"What a stupid lamb," I sighed.
"What a sick, masochistic lion."“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, p. 274
„There’s an old saying in politics: anyone dumb enough to run for the job probably is too stupid to have it.“
— Ralph Klein Canadian politician 1942 - 2013
„"Oh," the figure settled back down, "those reasons. Well, yes. Clever, even. But still profoundly stupid."“
— Steven Erikson Canadian fantasy author 1959
„There was an attraction at first that Mr Baldwin should not be clever. But when he forever sentimentalises about his own stupidity, the charm is broken.“
— John Maynard Keynes British economist 1883 - 1946
Skidelsky (1992:232) quoting Keynes Papers PS/6
„More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.“
— William Wulf American computer scientist 1939
"A Case Against the GOTO," Proceedings of the 25th National ACM Conference, August 1972, pp. 791-97.
„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
Column, October 19, 2007, "Pelosi’s Armenian Gambit" http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer101907.php3 at jewishworldreview.com.
— William Saroyan, Madness in the Family: Stories