Every time you get into a new job, new location, you have an amazing opportunity in front of you. You get to play dumb for as long as people will allow you to play dumb. You get to ask all the dumb questions, you get to ask multiple people the dumb questions, and you get to make mistakes. That's how you stand out in the crowd.
Sometimes I lie awake at night thinking about all the dumb things I do every day... If I live to be eighty and I do ten dumb things each day... That would be about two hundred and ninety thousand dumb things... When you add up all the dumb things you do, it's best to use round figures...
Charles M. Schulz
Humans call animals 'dumb'... after they robbed their entire own precious world. They are intelligent beings in their own right, and thoroughly self-sufficient... if not molested by humans. Yet, after millennia of slavery by selfish/callous humans they're made to look dumb! The 'superior species' in their situations would, too, appear 'dumb'.
The same old dumb teachers teaching the same old dumb subjects in the same old dumb school. I seem to be kind of losing interest in everything. At first I thought high school would be fun but it's just dull. Everything's dull. Maybe it's because I'm growing up and life is becoming more blase.
Every coach, every executive, every leader: They all know right from wrong. Even those Enron guys. When someone uncovers a scandal in their company, I don't think they can say, "I didn't know that was going on." They're just saying they're too dumb to do their job! And if they really are too dumb, then why are they getting paid millions of dollars to do it? They know what's going on.
I kinda liked ol' Shakespeare and them guys, you know. I went back and got my master's just in case. I thought, if I ever needed it, I'd have the sheepskin to show people no matter how dumb I looked, actually I was about half intelligent. I got the degree to let 'em know I wasn't as dumb as I acted.
If someone asks me, 'Why do you write?' I can reply by pointing out that it is a very dumb question. Nevertheless, there is an answer. I write because I hate. A lot. Hard. And if someone asks me the inevitable next dumb question, 'Why do you write the way you do?' I must answer that I wish to make my hatred acceptable because my hatred is much of me, if not the best part. Writing is a way of making the writer acceptable to the world-every cheap, dumb, nasty thought, every despicable desire, every noble sentiment, every expensive taste.
William H. Gass
You know, you can always do a three some.' 'A three some?' I frowned. 'No.' He shrugged. 'Just a thought.' 'Yeah, a dumb one, ' I spat. 'Hey! I didn't call your idea to re-wallpaper the kitchen a dumb idea!' 'You have a problem with the new paper?' I demanded. 'Pop, please, it's hideous, ' Trick said.
One minute I'm robbing a dope house. Next minute I'm the youngest heavyweight champion of the world. I'm only 20, 19, with a lot of money. Who am I? What am I? I don't even know who I am. I'm just a dumb child who's being abused and robbed by lawyers. I'm just a dumb pugnacious fool. I'm just a fool who thinks he's someone. Then you tell me I should be responsible.
[Footnote:] To give the Beaver his due, he does things because he has to do them, not because he believes that hard work per se will somehow make him a better Beaver -- the Beaver may be dumb, but he is not that dumb! The Beaver was made to gnaw, and gnaw he does. There you have him in a nutshell.
-Would you wish us to invest it for you? -No, I would like you to set up a trust for dumb animals. -What kind of dumb animals do you have in mind, Miss Donahue? -Oh, stray dogs. Rats. Birds. -We could still invest it for you. Then the animals would get the income without touching the capital. -No, I don't wish to invest it. I don't want them to get rich. They might become human.
The thought of people in this day and age sitting down to listen to a radio variety show on Saturday evening is rather implausible and was even more so in 1974 when we started "A Prairie Home Companion." Thank goodness Minnesota Public Radio was too poor to afford good advice or the show never would've got on the air. We only did it because we knew it would be fun to do. It was a dumb idea. I wish I knew how to be that dumb again.
If your leg is in a cast, it's really dumb to sit in front of your computer doing unnecessary stuff with it hanging down. Your leg will swell and heal slower, if at all. When you go to your doctor, he/she will give you one of those "you're really dumb and self destructive" looks. Also, "Why didn't you follow my orders and rest?" Your doctor will be right, and so will mine at my next office visit. Elevate, folk! Elevate your mind, your soul, and your leg, in the order needed!
We live a pleasant life shopping at the Food Shoppe . . . taking the kids to the Weinery-Beanery, . . . and eating bran flakes . .. and then, with no warning, we wake up one morning stricken with middle age, full of loneliness, dumb, in pain. Our work is useless, our vocation is lost, and nobody cares about us at all. This is not bearable. In despair, we go do something spectacularly dumb, like run away with Amber the cocktail waitress, and suddenly all the women in our life look at us with unmitigated disgust.
Woah, ' I said, blocking the doorway. 'You can't come in here. This is the girls' room.' Even as it came out of my mouth, I knew it sounded dumb. Dumb, I thought and maybe even wrong. You... are a boy, aren't you?' I asked. 'I mean, don't take that the wrong way or anything -' J.Lo is a boy, yes.' I let that go. So... you Boov have boys and girls... just like us?' Of course, ' said J.Lo. 'Do not be ridicumlous.' I smiled a wan little smile. 'Sorry.' The Boov have seven magnificent genders. There is boy, girl, girlboy, boygirl, boyboy, boyboygirl, and boyboyboyboy.' I had absolutely no response to this.
When I was a kid they didn't call it dyslexia. They called it you know, you were slow, or you were retarded, or whatever. What you can never change is the effect that the words 'dumb' and 'stupid' have on young people. I knew I wasn't stupid, and I knew I wasn't dumb. My mother told me that. If you read to me, I could tell you everything that you read. They didn't know what it was. They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?
B-I-G, G-I-E, AKA, B.I.G. GET IT? BIGGIE ALSO KNOWN AS THE BON APPETIT RAPPERS CAN'T SLEEP NEED SLEEPIN BIG KEEP CREEPIN BULELTS HEAT-SEEKIN, CASUALTIES NEED TREATIN DUMB RAPPERS NEED TEACHIN LESSON A - DON'T FUCK WITH B-I, THAT'S THAT, OH I, THOUGHT HE WAS WACK OH COME COME NOW, WHY Y'ALL SO DUMB NOW HUNT ME OR BE HUNTED, THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN WAYS TO SUMMER SAUTEE, I'M THE WINNER ALL DAY LIGHTS GET DIMMER DOWN BIGGIE'S HALLWAY MY FORTE CAUSES CAUCAUSIANS TO SAY HE SOUNDS DEMENTED, CAR-WEED SCENTED IF I SAID IT, I MEANT IT BITE MY TONGUE FOR NO-ONE CALL ME EVIL, OR UNBELIEVABLE
NO POT TO PISS IN, THAT'S WHAT I COME FROM AND GOD, I AIN'T NEVER MET A MAN I'MA RUN FROM ESPECIALLY IF I WAS WET, SMOKING THAT DUMB-DUMB FUCK POLICE, BEAT EM UP WHENEVER SOME DUMB ONE DEEP FOR LIFE, UNDERSTAND THAT HOMIE MY GUN ALWAYS, WHERE MY HAND AT HOMIE I'M A FIVE DEUCE HOOVER CRIP GROOVING TILL THE WORLD STOP MOVING, YOU AIN'T EVEN GOTTA ASK THAT HOMIE SHOT A COUPLE OF NIGGAZ, COUPLE NIGGAZ SHOT ME WHO THE FUCK TOLD THE FEDS, MY NIGGA NOT ME I'M IN THE PENITENTIARY, AND I DON'T KNOW A NIGGA NAMED SCOTT BUT I STILL GOT AWAY, SCOTT-FREE I, GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN THESE STREETS YEAH THE MOTHERFUCKER HIT 75 TIMES, THAT IT AIN'T NO PLUGGING THEM HEATS BUT IF IT'S GONNA FEED MY FAMILY, I'D DO IT AGAIN KICK YOUR DOOR WIDE OPEN, I'D DO IT AGAIN FUCK HELL HOMIE, I'MA GO THROUGH IT AGAIN THIS MERKING SEASON, I'M IN THE BLUEST AGAIN SLIPPING OUTSIDE, I'D NEVER DO IT AGAIN I DESERVE TO BE RICH, AND I'MA PROVE IT AGAIN HARD AS I GO TOO, YOU BEST YOU TO GET IN I JUST FOUND MY MIND, BUT I'MA LOSE IT AGAIN AND WHEN I FIND IT, I'MA DO IT AGAIN
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one...that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
America is a young dumb country and it needs all kinds of help. America is a dumb puppy with big teeth that bite and hurt. And we take care of America. We hold America to our bosom; we feed America, we make love to America. There wouldn't be an America if it wasn't for black people. So you have some dedicated black Americans who will die a million deaths to save America. And this is home for us. We don't know really about Africa. We talk it in a romantic sense, but America is it. And so, America is always going to be okay as long as black people don't totally lose their mind, cause we'll pick up the pieces and turn it into a new dance.