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This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
But I'm not an idiot. At the end of the day, I've learned a lot.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
William S. Burroughs
Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I'm an idiot.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
I try not to get involved in the business of prediction. It's a quick way to look like an idiot.
I eat tons, three full meals a day, and I never go to the gym. When I was a child, my geography teacher said, 'You may be slim now but if you carry on eating like that, you'll end up being really fat.' Fortunately, I really don't think I've changed much in the past two decades, so that teacher was an idiot.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
I've had great success being a total idiot.
You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that's why I tend to just jump into things. I'm sort of a fearless idiot that way.
People... need a time to laugh. It's up to us to bonk ourselves on the head and slip on a banana peel so the average guy can say, 'I may be bad, honey, but I'm not as much of an idiot as that guy on the screen.'
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
Missing out an apostrophe or two does not make you an idiot. But equating party allegiance with nationhood certainly makes you a thug. And thugs don't often notice that they're thugs, usually because they're also idiots.
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
There's obviously nothing wrong with selling your art - only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it's confusing to know how far you should take it.
Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
You treat an idiot like an idiot.
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