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About Held

I'm the world's expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

World Field

I pledged to become the world's greatest expert in a field I knew nothing about.

- A. J. Jacobs

Race Arms Race

I'm not an expert on the arms race.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I Think About

The truth is I'm not actually an expert programmer! I really don't consider myself to be an expert at anything. For me, it's more about having a well-rounded and broad horizon. I think that's where a lot of the more interesting things come from - mashing up completely disparate aspects of life to create something new and original.

- Aaron Koblin

Think I Think

I think it's almost impossible for any expert to predict for the rapid changes we see in the Middle East. They are rapid and they will continue for quite a while.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Imagine Scientific

If you imagine your friend is recommending you content on a topic they're an expert on, they can do a really good job of that. They know what you're interested in, they know your personality, they know if you have a scientific type of mind-set or not.

- Adam D'Angelo

Making Having

When making decisions about people, stop confusing experience with evidence. Just as owning a car doesn't make you an expert on engines, having a brain doesn't mean you understand psychology.

- Adam Grant

Book Hilarious

It's hilarious to me that by writing an obscene fake children's book I am mistaken for a parenting expert.

- Adam Mansbach

Think Automobile

People look at me and think I am an expert in the automobile industry, and I'm not.

- Akio Toyoda

Someone Tells

An expert is someone who tells you why you can't do something.

- Alec Issigonis

Think Which

I am no expert on tax; I'm a film producer. I read books and think about which ones would make good movies, and then I work with directors in order to make them.

- Alison Owen

Small Assistants

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges.

- Alistair Cooke

Informed Move

One of the great perks of being an actor is you're only as smart as the job you're in, you know, and you're only as informed as the job you're in, and you do become an expert, and you read all the books, but then there's a part of, like, you move on.

- Amy Ryan

Basics Appropriate

If you have difficulty sleeping or are not getting enough sleep or sleep of good quality, you need to learn the basics of sleep hygiene, make appropriate changes, and possibly consult a sleep expert.

- Andrew Weil

I'm an NRA-certified Expert Rifleman.

- Andy Cohen

Stamina Very

Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it's not just stamina in your effort. It's also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you're not really going to get anywhere. You'll never become an expert.

- Angela Duckworth

Limitation Standard

I think that is just a limitation of any questionnaire - that we apply a frame of reference or standard. It's a well-known finding in psychology that when people are total beginners at a skill, they tend to overrate their skill level. They don't know what they don't know. The more expert you are, the more critical you become.

- Angela Duckworth

Date Closely

I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.

- Angela Merkel

Think Actual

Please don't ask me for the actual answer to anything, because I don't have it. Because all I do is look at stuff and ask questions. What can I say? I just think the world's barking mad. Look, I'm not an expert. I'm just an ordinary person.

- Annie Lennox

Riding Had

I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.

- Anson Mount

Always Give

I give dating advice on a regular basis. It's not that I'm any expert, but it's always nice to share that with your friends.

- Ashley Tisdale

Doing Films

The favorite thing I like to do is nothing. I'm such an expert at doing nothing. I have a boat. I make training films for the Coast Guard. I listen to a great deal of opera.

- Charles Nelson Reilly

Love Big

I'm not a big comedy show-watcher, but I love Ricky Gervais' stuff and Sacha Baron Cohen's things. But I'm not an expert on them. I've seen them once.

- Chris Lilley

Love Mathematics

I appreciate and enjoy mathematics and science and all that side of things. I definitely have that side of me even though I'm not by any means an expert, but I love reading about physics and math and that kind of stuff. I wish I knew more than I did. I mean, I read books written for laymen, not textbooks or anything.

- Chris Parnell

College Providing

Bio Life Technical's strategy of providing technical due diligence by expert professors from core disciplines and world class experts working with interdisciplinary institutes, such as Imperial College's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, will enable a more thorough scientific evaluation of the technology.

- Chris Toumazou

Birthday Works

When you're an expert in a subject, you can retain new factoids on your favorite topic easily. This only works for the subjects you're truly passionate about, though. Baseball fans can reel off stats for their favorite players, then space out on their own birthday.

- Clive Thompson

I Am Itself

I am not an expert on time, or on cancer, or on life itself.

- Craig Sager

May Screenwriter

I look at myself more as a storyteller than a screenwriter, as pretentious as that may sound, but that's what really attracts me to TED Talks. For me, the really effective ones are being presented by expert storytellers.

- Damon Lindelof

Career Select

Select a subject that interests you and make an effort to become an expert in that field. I promise you, if you make the effort, and you become an expert, you will have a wonderful career.

- Dan Shechtman

Help Psychological

I need one psychological expert to help me concentrate.

- Dana Hussein

Audience Over

I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore.

- David Antin

Get Another

If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.

- David Ben-Gurion

Big Movie

My big fight is not in the movie and I don't understand that decision but I know he's right about it, whatever it is. Quentin did not hire me because I'm a kung fu expert; he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk.

- David Carradine

Watch Polo

Polo really is a European sport. It's not really that popular in America. I'm not an expert on the sport, but it's fun to watch.

- David Lauren

New Never

Every book is a new journey. I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.

- David McCullough

Through Feels

I'm a bit of an expert on anger, having suffered from it all through my youth, when I was both brunt and font. It's certainly the most miserable state to be in but it's also tremendously gratifying, really - rage feels justified.

- Deborah Eisenberg

Congress Rather

I would rather be known as 'Jim Kolbe, the trade expert in Congress who happens to be gay,' rather than 'Jim Kolbe, gay congressman from Arizona.'

- Jim Kolbe

Practice Asking

I'm an expert on the NewsHour and it isn't how I practice journalism. I am not involved in the story. I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions. I am not the story.

- Jim Lehrer

Thought United

I believe, based on the activities, and I am not an expert on terrorism by any stretch, but I believe that when they attacked the United States and they attacked New York and Washington, D.C., they thought they could defeat us.

- Jim Walsh

Mistakes About

I'm an expert typist. I learned in high school. I would close my eyes and just type without worrying about mistakes. I tried to penetrate my heart, and as I let my thoughts drift, things bubbled up to the surface.

- Jimmy Carter

Art Country

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors of every museum in the country as expert testimony that my work is legitimate art.

- Jock Sturges

Study Trial Lawyer

Any good trial lawyer knows that if you've got one credible expert or scientific study, then you can let the jury decide.

- Joe Jamail

Think Hollywood

And in Hollywood, you know, everyone is an expert. Most of them are expert editors. They can't direct, they can't write, they can't act, but, by God, they all think they can edit.

- John Frankenheimer

Still By The Time

Inherent in architecture, it involves everything in life so that there is absolutely no end to it. By the time you're seventy or eighty, you're still beginning. So, that's the kind of life I've preferred to being the expert at forty and dead, you know.

- John Lautner

Which Including

I only know about a few things, but I am quite good at bluffing. There are a whole range of subjects, including the Renaissance, which I am prepared to sound expert on.

- Jools Holland

Treatment Studied

I would never call myself an expert on geopolitics. I'm not studied in it. But what I do know is what's right and wrong in terms of treatment of people.

- Jordan Gavaris

Through Cancel

I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy.

- Joseph Fiennes

About Figures

You become an expert by working hard. We've got fantastic museums, collections and antique shows. You can go and just start looking. That's the great thing about knowledge. If you collect Doulton figures, you know about the rare ones.

- Judith Miller

Reason Bring

The reason we went into jewelry was we were trying to cater to our consigner base, who was saying, 'Can you sell this for me? Can you sell that?' And we said, 'You can bring in your jewelry and watches; we have a gemology and a watch expert on site.' And it just exploded our business.

- Julie Wainwright

Back Republicans

I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work.

- Austan Goolsbee

Religion Obedience

Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.

- Austin Farrer

Think Career

I'm an expert in baseball and I don't even have a job. I'm an expert, more so than a lot of people out there. It should be my career until I'm dead. I should be one of the instructors. I think I've earned it.

- Barry Bonds


I'm not an expert, but I want to be.

- Ben Nicholson

Sense Of Humor

I'm not an expert on the Malaysian sense of humor.

- Ben Stiller

Learn Study

I have to study, study, and study because I have to learn everything. Everyone expects me to be an expert on everything.

- Benigno Aquino III

Audience Frustrated

I want to speak directly to the audience, to say, 'I'm like you - I'm frustrated, I'm not an expert, I don't have a manual on parenting, I make mistakes, I'm selfish too.'

- Bernie Mac


I was an expert horseman.

- Harry Carey, Jr.

Financial Very

I'm not a financial expert. The Robin Hood tax seems to me a very simple and beautiful idea. I don't see the problem.

- Bill Nighy

Other Joined

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.

- Henny Youngman

Editor Certainly

I'm no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.

- Blake Lively

Change More

For every expert that says humans are the cause of 'climate change' there are 10 more who say we aren't.

- Bradley A. Blakeman

Bring Rather

Mainstream news covers war and gets everything wrong. I'd rather learn what's happening from soldiers with combat experience. It's like a former NFL player giving play-by-play. We bring the expert commentary.

- Brandon Webb

World Ardent

The top experts in the world are ardent students. The day you stop learning, you're definitely not an expert.

- Brendon Burchard

Parent Engaged

I'm not a parenting expert. In fact, I'm not sure that I even believe in the idea of 'parenting experts.' I'm an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I'm an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.

- Brene Brown

Black About

Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I'm not an expert, I must admit.

- Brian May


I'm not an Iran expert.

- Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Think Tucker

A lot of people think I am the one to turn to for dog behavior issues. I'm not. All you have to do is meet Tucker; you'll know that I'm not an expert at training dogs.

- Bruce Cameron

Mistake Had

Let there be no mistake: John W. Nordstrom was no retail expert. But throughout his life, he did what he had to do - hopefully we all have that in us.

- Bruce Nordstrom

Back Shoulders

Occasionally, fans will ask me to go on their shoulders, and we'll do a sort of Hodor and Bran thing. That's always good fun. But one guy did it, and he really wasn't an expert at picking people up, and I was kind of going sideways on his back holding onto his neck, and then I sort of fell off. But that was fun.

- Isaac Hempstead Wright

Behind Another

We are building a company, Gemini, and the ETF, which is another company. I don't know if we're experts, but the goal is not to be an expert but to change the world. Does Richard Branson understand all the physics behind his space craft? I'm not sure.

- Cameron Winklevoss

Positive Change

In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.

- Jacque Fresco

Education Other

I got a crash-course education in urban fantasy. I suddenly had to look up all these other writers I was supposed to be in a genre with. I instantly had to become an expert in this genre I knew almost nothing about.

- Carrie Vaughn

Website Read

Read every book, blog, website, whatever, about what you want to be an expert in.

- James Altucher

Leader Act

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

- James Callaghan

Learning Gaining

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.

- Denis Waitley

Within Minutes

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public Safety mobilized its Operations Center, headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.

- Jane D. Hull

Sadness Very

I'm no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don't possess any secret wisdom. I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable.

- Janet Jackson

Race More

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.

- Dick Gregory

Teacher Teachers

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.

- Donald Norman

Insurance Willing

If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.

- Donna Reed

Surfing Got

I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I'm not an expert by any means, but it's so wonderful to get out in the ocean and get a different perspective on things.

- Jeff Bridges

Advice Wear

Mind you, physical training doesn't necessarily mean going to an expert for advice. One doesn't have to make a mountain out of a molehill. Get out in the fresh air and walk briskly - and don't forget to wear a smile while you're at it. Don't over-do. Take it easy at first and build on your effort day by day.

- Douglas Fairbanks

Been Entertainers

Healthy debate has been replaced by automatic sensors that eliminate the need for actual talking during a filibuster - a la 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.' Robust debate is necessary in a democratic society. Instead, our discourse has been relegated to media spin by expert entertainers.

- Douglas Wilder

I Think Some

I don't claim to be some Aaron Sorkin expert, but it is like a Camelot. His shows are a place where people are trying to reach their highest potential. And I think we miss that sometimes. If I got a chance to do 'The Newsroom,' I would have done it yesterday.

- Dule Hill

May Though

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.

- Dustin Hoffman

Happen Economist

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen.

- Earl Wilson

Doing Very

Startups are often very undercapitalised, but I found that to be very beneficial because it forces you not to throw money at problems. Instead, you learn all the nuts and bolts of what you're doing and become an expert.

- Jerry Greenfield

Through Making

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

- Edward de Bono

Very Means

I started at GM knowing very little about that particular business. Not being an expert means you have to learn everything, starting from the basics.

- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

More Slides

An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides.

- Edwin Meese

Administration Bush

In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California - to get a life.

- Elaine Sciolino

Standing Heartbeats

I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.

- Elizabeth Berkley

Funny Thing Mum

Thankfully, I found athletics. My mum didn't like it at first, but the funny thing is that, now, she's the biggest athletics fan out there. She's a real expert, and she's got all the heptathlon books.

- Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Parent Next

You don't need a foreign policy expert to tell you empty threats and hollow promises don't work. Ask any parent of a rebellious teenager. If you don't make good on the threats, you're asking for worse behavior next time.

- Kathleen Troia McFarland

Once While

I ride horses once in a while, but I'm no expert. I hold on for dear life.

- Emily Robison

Fact Sure

Sure, you're an intelligent and highly capable individual, and you are learning a lot on the fly as you build your company. But you also need to come to terms with the fact that there are things you have chosen not to be an expert in.

- Kathryn Minshew

Had Improved

His daughter returned from her boarding school, improved in fashionable airs and expert in manufacturing fashionable toys; but, in her conversation, he sought in vain for that refined and fertile mind which he had fondly expected.

- Emma Willard

Description Another

Be known as a great resource. Are you an Excel genius? An expert on local restaurants? Fabulous at proofreading? Go beyond your job description by being an open resource for others in the company who could benefit from your talents. I believe that paying it forward will serve you well one way or another in the future.

- Katrina Lake

Love Anyone

Being in love, and I'm not an expert in this, I've lived it as much as anyone has, but I've not dissected it.

- Eric Braeden

Housing Market

I'm not a housing market expert, and I don't want to pretend to be one.

- Eric Maskin