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Quotes by Scott Adams - (50 quotes)

Scott Adams - From the Advice category:

I try to avoid giving advice. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Belief category:

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Change category:

My old life - no amount of getting used to it would have made it right. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Choices category:

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Choices category:

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Collaboration category:

Few things in life are less efficient than a group of people trying to write a sentence. The advantage of this method is that you end up with something for which you will not be personally blamed. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Creativity category:

I try to manage my day by my circadian rhythms because the creativity is such an elusive thing, and I could easily just stomp over it doing my administrative stuff. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Danger category:

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Earth category:

The greenest home is the one you don't build. If you really want to save the Earth, move in with another family and share a house that's already built. Better yet, live in the forest and eat whatever the squirrels don't want. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Effort category:

If a job's worth doing, it's too hard. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Ego category:

I get mail; therefore I am. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Encouragement category:

One 'oh shit' can erase a thousand 'attaboys.' (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Failure category:

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Freedom category:

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Gender category:

In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Generosity category:

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Generosity category:

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Goals category:

Goals are for losers. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Happiness category:

Happiness is nothing but good health and freedom, and money is the single best way you can buy your freedom. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Health category:

I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Humanity category:

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Impossibilities category:

There's nothing that's really impossible. Lots of things seem impossible, but sometimes they're not if you just keep plugging away. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Influence category:

You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Information category:

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems... The safest approach is to remove all useful information. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Keys category:

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Knowledge category:

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Leadership category:

I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Leadership category:

Rotten bosses don't get better. Any strategy that assumes they can is doomed. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Mistakes category:

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Money category:

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Mysteries category:

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Passion category:

Passion is one of those things like willpower in that there's 'magical thinking' about it. You've got to be careful about 'magical thinking.' (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Persistence category:

You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Pets category:

There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Potential category:

Don't assume you know how much potential you have. Sometimes the only way to know what you can do is to test yourself. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Problems category:

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Problems category:

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Production category:

The computer cuts my production time in half. I love it. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Profession category:

I've always defined myself not as a cartoonist, but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Questions category:

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Relaxation category:

I'm not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I'm terribly uncomfortable. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Risk category:

I have a perverse attraction to risk. Not physical risk but emotional, financial risk - anything than can't kill you immediately. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Skill category:

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Standards category:

I'm a poor artist. Through brute force, I brought myself up to mediocre. I've never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Success category:

You don't need passion, you don't need goals. You need systems that improve your odds. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Technology category:

Technology: No Place for Wimps! (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Technology category:

Normal people... believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Timeliness category:

There are always deadlines I have to meet. I don't let myself get too close to the deadlines, so it's not like I'm just sweating bullets or anything if the clock is ticking. I never let myself get in that situation. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Work category:

Work is like the rest of life. The best parts are free. (Scott Adams)

Scott Adams - From the Worth category:

If a job's worth doing, it's too hard. (Scott Adams)