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.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
Lord Emsworth, whose IQ may be some thirty points below that of an absent minded jellyfish.
Sherlock Holmes: Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing.
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.
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.
Mona: You have such a head for knowing!
“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.