Malcolm Gladwell Quotes



Best 25 Quotes by Malcolm Gladwell

“The face is not a secondary billboard for our internal feelings. It is an equal partner in the emotional process.”

“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”

Blink Quotes

“Anyone who has ever scanned the bookshelves of a new girlfriend or boyfriend- or peeked inside his or her medicine cabinet- understands this implicitly; you can learn as much - or more - from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.”

Blink

“Arousal leaves us mind-blind.”

Blink

“Mediocre people find their way into positions of authority.”

Blink

“Often a sign of expertise is noticing what doesn't happen.”

Blink

“The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.”

Blink

“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.”

Blink

David and Goliath Quotes

“Any fool can spend money. But to earn it and save it and defer gratification—then you learn to value it differently.”

David and Goliath

“You can’t concentrate on doing anything if you are thinking, “What’s gonna happen if it doesn’t go right?”

David and Goliath

Outliers Quotes

“Achievement is talent plus preparation.”

Outliers

“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.”

Outliers

“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”

Outliers

“No one – not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses – ever makes it alone.”

Outliers

“No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”

Outliers

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”

Outliers

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“Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.”

Outliers

“The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.”

Outliers

“Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.”

Outliers

“Who we are cannot be separated from where we're from.”

Outliers

The Tipping Point Quotes

“A book, I was taught long ago in English class, is a living and breathing document that grows richer with each new reading.”

The Tipping Point

“Emotion is contagious.”

The Tipping Point

“If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior...you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured.”

The Tipping Point

What the Dog Saw. Quotes

“No amount of observations of white swans can allow the inference that all swans are white, but the observation of a single black swan is sufficient to refute that conclusion.”

What the Dog Saw.

“To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.”

What the Dog Saw.

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“As in life, so in business: maintain a bias for action over inaction.”


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