Quotations About
intelligence

Isaac: It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you. I’m an awfully smart man, and Mark Sabath is an idiot. He had you, and he blew it. You’re gonna do great here Jeremy, but you’ve gotta trust us.

The Hungry and the Hunted (season 1, episode 3)
Posted in: Sports Night

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.

Posted in: Bryant McGill

It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.

The Friends of Voltaire (1906)

Lord Emsworth, whose IQ may be some thirty points below that of an absent minded jellyfish.

Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (1926) Note: the line is likely a paraphrase, as it was used in a description of the short story itself.
Posted in: P.G. Wodehouse

Sherlock Holmes: Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing.

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
Posted in: Sherlock

Watson: Why didn’t I think of that?
Holmes: Because you’re an idiot. No, no, no, don’t be like that, practically everyone is.

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
Posted in: Sherlock

Anderson: So we can read her emails, so what?
Sherlock Holmes: Anderson, don’t talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the entire street.

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
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Mona: You have such a head for knowing!

Posted in: Moonstruck

“Why are those needles and pins sticking out of your head?” asked the Tin Woodman.
“That is proof that he is sharp,” remarked the Lion.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), Chapter XVI
Posted in: L. Frank Baum