Malcolm Gladwell Quotes

Why should I know Malcolm Gladwell?

Malcolm Timothy Gladwell is a Canadian journalist and author known for Blink and Outliers.

Born September 03, 1963

Books by Malcolm Gladwell


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.”

Malcolm Gladwell

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

Malcolm Gladwell

"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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
Blink

“Arousal leaves us mind-blind.”

Malcolm Gladwell
Blink

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Blink

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

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath

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

Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath

"Outliers" Quotes

“Achievement is talent plus preparation.”

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers

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

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point

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“Emotion is contagious.”

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
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.”

Malcolm Gladwell
What the Dog Saw.

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

Malcolm Gladwell
What the Dog Saw.