Source: Time Enough for Love (1973)
— Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957
„The world attributes its misfortunes to the schemes and plottings of the very evil and powerful. I think stupidity is underestimated.“
— Adolfo Bioy Casares Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999
"El mundo atribuye sus infortunios a las conspiraciones y maquinaciones de grandes malvados. Entiendo que se subestima la estupidez."
Breve diccionario del argentino exquisito, 1978.
— Don Winslow American writer 1953
Source: The Name of the Wind
— George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002
Source: Relatives (1973)., Chapter 8 (p. 128).
Source: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
— Janet Evanovich Novelist 1943
Source: Motor Mouth
„In Madeleine's face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable.“
Source: The Marriage Plot
„If you look at our country's history, change doesn't come from presidents. Change comes from large groups of angry people.“
— Aziz Ansari American actor and stand-up comedian 1983
Saturday Night Live ( monologue https://www.facebook.com/snl/videos/10154881142446303/), 21 January 2017.
„It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.“
Man kann sich des Eindrucks nicht erwehren, daß die Menschen gemeinhin mit falschen Maßstäben messen, Macht, Erfolg und Reichtum für sich anstreben und bei anderen bewundern, die wahren Werte des Lebens aber unterschätzen.
Source: 1920s, Civilization and Its Discontents (1929), Ch. 1, as translated by James Strachey, p.25
Source: Danse Macabre