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Funny Mediocre Quotes
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Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- Lily Tomlin

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein


 

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity,
and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
- Joseph Heller

This was a really big opportunity.
This script was even mediocre.
The idea was great, but Jay came on with his guys made
it great and very specific.
It all came together well.
- Sean William Scott


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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
- W. Somerset Maugham

There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with.
Love shouldn't be one of them.
Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time.
- Jill Robinson

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people,
to discourage them from ambitious attempts,
and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further
than a great idea that inspires no one.
- Mary Kay Ash

Time is the friend of the wonderful company,
the enemy of the mediocre.
- Warren Buffett

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
- Chet Atkins

There's so much truly putrid advertising out there it's embarrassing.
But not all advertising is bad.
Some of it is really quite mediocre.
- Jef I. Richards

We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre.
- Billy Wilder

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- Jean Giraudoux

I find respect for a mediocre British composer,
as opposed to a really good American,
ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England.
- John Corigliano

I'd rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones.
- Donna Tartt

Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.
- Claude Bernard

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding
success because they don't know when to quit.
Most men succeed because they are determined to.
- George Allen, Sr.

First of all, I choose the great roles,
and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones,
and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
- Stanislaw Lec

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy
of the most mediocre logic.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Where radio is different than fiction is that even
mediocre fiction needs purpose,
a driving question.
- Ira Glass

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
- Logan P. Smith

The only thing that I was equipped for with my very
mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.
- Helen Garner

No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre
in any phase of his living.
- James Cash Penney

My record at the University of California as an undergraduate
was mediocre to say the best.
- Douglass North

Good, bad mediocre or whatever it is,
if a director wants me in his movie,
I take it as a compliment.
- Scott Caan

I am a mediocre being, a bit cunning.
- Renee Vivien

It's more than magnificent - it's mediocre.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely;
a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I am leaving the town to the invaders:
increasingly numerous,
mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
- Brigitte Bardot

When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs,
four mediocre songs and four bad songs.
I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best.
- Randy Bachman

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
- Cyril Connolly

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...
it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
- Uta Hagen

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity,
and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.
- Joseph Heller

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain.
All I'm after is just a mediocre brain,
something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
- Alan Turing

At one time if you were a black writer you had to be
one of the best writers in the world to be published.
You had to be great.
Now you can be good.
Mediocre.
And that's good.
- Walter Mosley

Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
- Orson Welles

I'm not a big fan of mediocre.
- Marcia Gay Harden

I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother,
who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school,
my performance was decidedly mediocre.
- Steven Chu

Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre.
When I go to the theatre, I get so angry.
I don't go.
- Uta Hagen

Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops.
- Stephen Collins

I had to produce a complete page - or two or three -
in one day.
I took a lot of pride in my work, and I hated to do a mediocre job.
Evidently, some of the writers enjoyed my work best
of all for that very reason.
- Joe Shuster

While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state,
his support is soft.
He is seen as honest, sincere, just,
and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong,
intelligent, and a forceful leader.
- Robert Teeter

Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters,
whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest,
and place them in an important historical context,
which remains secondary in spite of everything.
- Raymond Queneau

We sometimes received - and I would read -
200 manuscripts a week.
Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible;
most were mediocre.
It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies.
- Marilyn Hacker

There are pockets of great food in Spain,
but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain,
and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and
the same in Germany and the same in Austria.
- Mario Batali

With no matter what human being, taken individually,
I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and
misfortune do not suit him;
either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great,
or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
- Simone Weil

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself.
That is why some people with mediocre talent,
but with great inner drive, go so much further than
people with vastly superior talent.
- Sophia Loren

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
- Max Beerbohm

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
- Henry S. Haskins

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself,
but talent instantly recognizes genius.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an
original idea into the water of mediocrity.
- Eric Hoffer

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity,
the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs
on whatever gets beyond it either way.
- Blaise Pascal

Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
- Hugh Blair

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly
if he doesn't surround himself with idea people.
Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity -
or you burn yourself out.
- Hank Ketcham

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished
ones than constant mediocrity.
- Allan Sloan

Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
- Patrick Kavanagh

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is
often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity,
that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix
in a multiplication of mediocrity.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
- Charles G. Dawes


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