Quotes About Iq

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David Sedaris
“Hugh consoled me, saying, "Don't let it get to you. There are plenty of things you're good at."

When asked for some examples, he listed vacuuming and naming stuffed animals. He says he can probably come up with a few more, but he'll need some time to think.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“They think that intelligence is about noticing things are relevant (detecting patterns); in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns)”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“I suspect the I.Q., SAT, and school grades are tests designed by nerds so they can get high scores in order to call each other intelligent...Smart and wise people who score low on IQ tests, or patently intellectually defective ones, like the former U.S. president George
W. Bush, who score high on them (130), are testing the test and not the reverse.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Diane Ackerman
“Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can't really predict success, let alone satisfaction.”
Diane Ackerman, An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
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Diane Ackerman
“Studies show that the IQ range of most creative people is surprisingly narrow, around 120 to 130. Higher IQs can perform certain kinds of tasks better--logic, feats of memory, and so on. But if the IQ is much higher or lower than that, the window of creativity closes. Nonetheless, for some reason we believe more is better, so people yearn for tip-top IQs, and that calls for bigger memories. A fast, retentive memory is handy, but no skeleton key for survival.”
Diane Ackerman, An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The fool generalizes the particular; the nerd particularizes the general; some do both; and the wise does neither”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Paul Arden
“Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life?

People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).

Very simply, they get overtaken by those who continually strive to be better than they are.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

Carl Henegan
“The magic in writing is not so much using your imagination as it is allowing the reader to uses theirs. When I write a novel I’m not going to hand walk you through each scene. Avid readers tend to have very high IQ’s so I’m constantly aware of, and respect that. I have a tendency to give my readers vivid descriptions of panoramic viewpoints, soft breezes, and the late evening as it scrapes against the emerging night and present this step by suspenseful step. Once I get them to the threshold of that unseen cliff, I shove them off and say, take it from there.”
Carl Henegan, Darkness Left Undone

“A failing grade does not denounce a child to fail in life. An IQ is what I would call an 'inadequate question', it may state our brain capacity or tell us how smart we are, but it does not predict our future. Happy Character Traits and positive Reinforcements will help a child succeed better than a number that means nothing”
Davis Carlson

Barack Obama
“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer...”
Barack Obama, Barack Obama in His Own Words

Adrian Lamo
“I don't know, and have no intention of finding out. IQ is like dick size - if you have to measure, you're way too invested in it. And both are gauche to discuss in polite company. (Upon being asked his IQ on Quora)”
Adrian Lamo

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Intelligence is a way of thinking, not a choice of words.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being a philosopher requires a lot of thinking and no action. Being a model requires a lot of action and no thinking.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your intelligence enhances your ability to think and recollect, dream and set realistic goals. Your stamina is built on your passion for progress and willingness to excel... When you have a great stamina, you can make great impact even with a low intelligent quotient!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In modeling, the colour of a man’s teeth is more important than his IQ.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“There's a gate, in every attempt to reach its highest peak, intelligence is the main objective, IQ is its force.....unattainable for many, the beauty is still to be revealed, or is it"

Dean Keith Simonton
“Geniuses are those who have the intelligence, enthusiasm, and endurance to acquire the needed expertise in a broadly valued domain of achievement and who then make contributions to that field that are considered by peers to be both original and highly exemplary.”
Dean Keith Simonton

Meg Cabot
“Jako kdyby tě zajímalo její srdce! Jsi snad kardiolog? To určitě. Ta holka má IQ dortový polevy.”
Meg Cabot
tags: heart, humor, iq

Eduardo Galeano
“Whoever believes physical size and tests of speed or strength have anything to do with a soccer player's prowess is sorely mistaken. Just as mistaken as those who believe that IQ tests have anything to do with talent or that there is a relationship between penis size and sexual pleasure. Good soccer players need not to be titans sculpted by Michelangelo. In soccer, ability is much more important than shape, and in many cases skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.”
Eduardo Galeano, Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Olaotan Fawehinmi
“Taking the Right Decision in any situation only requires TWO major ingredients:
Critical Thinking and Grace.
Critical Thinking is like 'Works' and Grace is like 'Faith'. So if "Faith without Works is dead," then same, I believe, goes for Works without Faith.
Like the two sides of a coin, one without the other just won't make any sense. And if the coin ever has a third side, it will never be 'Emotions' or 'Sentiments' because they both have zero IQ.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within

T.K. Naliaka
“Africa is a huge continent; it would take several lifetimes of thousands of researchers testing in hundreds of languages to collect a valid sample of anything, especially IQ. Most Africans do their schooling in a second language, not their mother tongue. How many people would accept to be tested for their IQ level not in their primary language?”
T.K. Naliaka

“Learning can never be quantified with a flawed educational unit.”
Louise Philippe Dulay

“Women at the top are the ones chosen to be there by men and not eliminated by women, a dual filter that excludes most witches: those with brilliance and originality and those capable of disturbing the status quo.”
Heather Marsh

“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain. The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale may be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
Philippe Grandjean

Deyth Banger
“I should avoid that emotion, when I laugh I always think that I'm somehow an a guy who lowers his IQ.”
Deyth Banger

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