Scott Adams Quotes

Photo of cartoonist Scott Adams, drawing his famous cartoon strip, "Dilbert"

Scott Adams Quotes

Scott Adams, the cartoonist whose social commentary largely focuses on the world of corporate management, is best known as the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert.” Adams is no stranger to the business world. He earned a four-year degree in economics from Hartwick College and an MBA business management degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to launching his full time work as a cartoonist and writer, Adams put in 16 years in corporate America in the banking and telecommunications industries. He is a practicing vegetarian and owner of his own vegetarian food company.

Scott Adams is the creator of the very successful comic strip ‘Dilbert’. He also has a MBA from the University of California Berkeley. He did become prosperous through his pursuits as a writer and artist.

Image: Photo of cartoonist Scott Adams, drawing his famous cartoon strip, “Dilbert”

“Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.”

“And bring me a hard copy of the Internet so I can do some serious surfing.”

“There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.”

“Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company.”

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

“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?”

“In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It’s called Karoshi. I don’t want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon.”

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”

“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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  (1957-)

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