Being Silly Quotes

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Being Silly Quotes

When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.

Alanis Morissette

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?

Alec Guinness

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

Alice Walker

There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

Amy Poehler

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France

Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.


You don’t get old being stupid.

Chili Davis

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

Christopher Morley

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.


Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been silly.

Craig Robinson

I didn’t like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.

Daniel Day-Lewis

I don’t get embarrassed easily, and I do silly things all the time!

Emily Osment

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.


When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

George Bernard Shaw

I’m childish and silly. Most people tease me because I’m a bit daft.

Harriet Walter

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.


I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.

Jane Austen

It’s stupid to have a simple-minded view.

Jeremy Paxman

‘Have fun’ is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.

Jimmy Fallon

I like being absurd. Being silly.

Jimmy Fallon

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

Josh Billings

How do you know what it’s like to be stupid if you’ve never been smart?

Lou Holtz

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Make yourself look really stupid so you don’t feel bad doing something a little stupid.

Mark Hoppus

Creative people must entertain lots of silly ideas in order to receive the occasional strokes of genius.

Marshall Cook

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Oscar Wilde

When you’re young, you’re stupid. You do silly things.

Ozzy Osbourne

The word silly derives from the Greek selig meaning blessed. There is something sacred in being able to be silly.

Paul Pearsall

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be silly. Loving is easy. It’s finding someone to love you back that’s hard.

Sabrina Jeffries

Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it’s natural.

Shaquille O'Neal

Don’t be afraid to look silly.

Tara Strong

With silly stuff, it’s seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it’s because I’m nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke.

Tim Vine

If silly things were not done, intelligent things would never happen.

Tom Peters

Sometimes being silly with a friend is the best therapy.


Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being ‘silly.’ But the word ‘silly’ comes from the old English word ‘selig,’ and its literal definition is ‘to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.’

Zig Ziglar

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