60+ Scott Adams Quotes: Encouraging and Inspiring Quotes to Read

Diana Allison

Looking for inspirational quotes by Scott Adams? I’ve pulled some of the best quotes from his books to inspire you to be productive and successful in life. See one you like? Hover above the image, and pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest. This way we’ll inspire more people about Scott Adams’s life experiences on how he failed at almost everything but still continued to struggle to get to the realization of his dream.

Scott Adams is the most popular American writer and cartoonist. He is the creator of the syndicated Dilbert comic strip. He also is widely famous for his book named How to Fail at Almost Everything, it’s a non-fiction self-help book that will fascinate any reader interested in how should be the journey of life.

Most of the quotes by Scott Adams are collected from his books. May his quotes inspire you to never be afraid of failing at everything.

Scott Adams Quotes To Keep You Inspired

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

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Happiness has more to do with where you are heading than where you are.

Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value.

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The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it.

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.

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Always remember that as long as other people are gullible, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

Hard work is rewarding. Taking credit for other people’s hard work is rewarding and faster.

Avoid career traps such as pursuing jobs that require you to sell your limited supply of time while preparing you for nothing better.

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.

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Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip-hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.

The best any human can do is to pick a delusion that helps him get through the day.

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When life gives you lemons… choke on them and die… you stupid lemon eater.

One of the most important tricks for maximizing your productivity involves matching your mental state to the task.

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If you spend all your time arguing with people who are nuts, you’ll be exhausted and the nuts will still be nuts.

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

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?

The ability to work hard and make sacrifices comes naturally to those who know exactly what they want.

Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.

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.

When did ignorance become a point of view?

The Knowledge Formula: The More You Know, the More You Can Know.

If you want success, figure out the price, then pay it. It sounds trivial and obvious, but if you unpack the idea it has extraordinary power.

A woman needs to be told that you would sacrifice anything for her. A man needs to be told he is being useful. When the man or woman strays from that formula, the other loses trust. When trust is lost, communication falls apart.

Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.

If you think your odds of solving your problem are bad, don’t rule out the possibility that what is really happening is that you are bad at estimating odds.

The process of concentrating on the goal every day greatly increases the likelihood of noticing an opportunity in the environment. The coincidence will create the illusion that writing down the goal causes the environment to produce opportunities. But in reality, the only thing that changes is the person’s ability to notice the opportunities.

If you want to understand UFOs, reincarnation, and God, do not study UFOs, reincarnation, and God. Study people.

Just remember to keep your eye out for ways to maximize your schedule freedom in the long term.

The next ring—and your second-biggest priority—is economics. That includes your job, your investments, and even your house. You might wince at the fact that I put economics ahead of your family, your friends, and the rest of the world, but there’s a reason. If you don’t get your personal financial engine working right, you place a burden on everyone from your family to the country.

The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth. Everyone, including skeptics, will generate delusions that match their views. That is how a normal and healthy brain works. Skeptics are not exempt from self-delusion.

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Diana is a researcher, writer, and part-time psychologist. She believes long walks, and a good sense of humor is essential in keeping one’s sanity.