Top 101 Skeptical Quotes

We have collected the best Skeptical Quotes by famous authors including Lawrence M. Krauss, Gordon Hayward, Arthur C. Clarke, Clifford Geertz, Nate Silver and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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What we can do is provide the tools, through our educational system, for people to be able to tell sense from nonsense. These tools include the scientific method, skeptical questioning, empirical evidence, verifying sources, etc.

Lawrence M. Krauss
I’m a pretty skeptical person, and I question a lot.

Gordon Hayward
I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.

Arthur C. Clarke
I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I’m very skeptical.

Clifford Geertz
On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves.

Nate Silver
People are always alert to any change and skeptical by nature.

Jared Kushner
Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers. I would be a little skeptical myself.

Yancy Butler
Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded.

Bill O’Reilly
People do tend to be extremely skeptical, especially of YouTubers – and rightly so.

Lindsay Ellis
I have been one of the guys who have been skeptical of global warming from the beginning. The jury is obviously still out on it. We see nothing but conflicting reports from across the globe. I’m not sure; I’m not a scientist.

Michael Grimm
It’s not wrong to be skeptical. I was one who participated in the debate on Iraq and voted against the resolution because I was skeptical of the intelligence. But that was based on looking at the facts, analyzing the case in as rational and as logical way as you can, not simply concluding or dismissing facts.

Jack Reed
The police can’t protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and there’s nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will.

Frank Abagnale
Normally skeptical journalists routinely give renewables a pass. The reason isn’t because they don’t know how to report critically on energy – they do regularly when it comes to non-renewable energy sources – but rather because they don’t want to.

Michael Shellenberger
Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.

Arthur Levitt
The skeptical community is absolutely near and dear to the ‘Mythbusters’ heart and there’s no small reason that they’ve embraced us. That’s our people. That’s the way we like to think.

Adam Savage
I have been skeptical, sometimes, about the importance of rap music, which I think is a capitalistic project to make money.

Raoul Peck
Privacy is tremendously important. I believe the American people, and all people, should be skeptical of government power, should ask hard questions: What is the authority? What is the oversight? That’s the way it ought to be.

James Comey
I have always been critical and skeptical of fast-tracking. It is a take-it-or-leave-it approach to trade agreements which really deals members of Congress and their concerns out of the picture.

Dick Durbin
One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.

Michael Shermer
I’m fairly skeptical of movements, organizations, and institutions in general.

Jeff Vandermeer
I was scouted working at the register at McDonald’s in Melbourne, Australia. I worked there as my first job, and a guy walked in and gave me his card. I was 16. I was skeptical, but I looked it up when I got home, and it was legitimate.

Andreja Pejic
It’s hardly a secret that I’m skeptical of declarations that the aliens are out and about on our planet. Still, I try to answer every one of these mails and phone calls because, after all, it’s not a violation of physics to travel from one star system to another.

Seth Shostak
I’ve always been skeptical of the idea that sentience is going to be an exclusively human attribute.

Alastair Reynolds
I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first because it’s such a cult classic. I’d seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.

Jessica Biel
I think whenever you see what may be the seeds of a third party, you need to be very skeptical because there’s not a very good track record for third parties.

Candy Crowley
In the early nineteenth century, with Enlightenment optimism soured by years of war and revolution, critics were skeptical of America’s naive faith that it had reinvented politics.

Simon Schama
I learned to be far more skeptical of what I’m told by presidents, no matter who the presidents are, and also to be much more cautious, always, in any action or vote that could lead to the use of American military power and most particularly what we call ‘boots on the ground.’

Hillary Clinton
Because Social Security has not contributed to our debt, Americans should be skeptical of any politician who says that benefits Americans have earned must be reduced in order to address our national debt.

Hank Johnson
Science changes, and it’s odd to me that scientists say, ‘Never be skeptical,’ because it was in the mid-’70s when they were saying we’re sunk because we’re going to have global climate cooling.

Matt Mead
I was skeptical about the whole idea of my being in a film.

Sixto Rodriguez
I’ve always kind of been a little skeptical about bands that won’t play their hits. That’s really arrogant to me as a music fan. I do want to hear obscure songs, but like most people, I want to hear the hits, so we always play them.

Art Alexakis
We have to make a bridge of confidence based on natural and elementary morality which corresponds to the natures of man and which would be respected by all men. I may be naive in this, but I think it is better to be naive than skeptical.

Dominique Pire
It is a very cynical, skeptical, foolish person that suggests Israel does not need a peace process to have a growing economy.

Richard Quest
I have been skeptical and not trusting of traditional models of the entertainment industry. I never got a manager.

Tim Heidecker
I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion, and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some people use religion to manipulate other people.

Peter Jennings
I’m skeptical of the ‘go local’ approach to cartooning to preserve your job.

David Horsey
I’m not an economist, but I have spent time around thousands of small-business owners and investors, and I remain skeptical – despite the best intentions of the Fed – that even lower interest rates can make a meaningful dent in our unemployment problem.

John Delaney
The law is agnostic about truth. It’s very skeptical of ultimate truth. That’s why freedom of speech permits lies to be told.

Alan Dershowitz
It’s part of the juice of sports that you tend to find certain sports figures that you cheer on from other cities and others that you’re a bit skeptical about.

Paul Allen
I think one reason my books have found mainstream success is that they’re written from a skeptical point of view.

Dan Brown
I’m very skeptical about everything. That’s how I’ve always been.

Denzel Curry
I’m skeptical of any mission that has advertisers at its centerpiece.

Jeff Bezos
I’m sometimes skeptical about Netflix – for no reason that I can put my finger on – but when you stumble upon a series and it delights you for ten nights in a row, that’s a good feeling for a week and a half and a bit.

Alex Horne
I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I’m skeptical of men who cook. A man should be focusing his attention on the woman, and not what’s on the stove.

Gene Simmons
It was important to me to find a label that wouldn’t back out after a first single. Everyone’s so used to hearing me with Hootie, they’re going to be skeptical.

Darius Rucker
‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’ was much more the idea of the scientific argument of realizing that we need to be skeptical about a lot of these stories that we hear and to put them in context.

Bjorn Lomborg
I’m very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.

Warren Christopher
People like Bill Maher, who brags about being a cynic, it sickens me. I am the least cynical person I know, and I am very, very skeptical.

Penn Jillette
To any CEO who’s skeptical at all, you have to create a social enterprise today; you have to be totally connected with everyone who touches your brand.

Angela Ahrendts
We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical.

Dixie Lee Ray
Everyone is going to be skeptical if they don’t know what is happening.

Bozoma Saint John
Sen. Rand Paul is a Different Kind of Republican. He will drag the party, kicking and screaming, toward a new kind of conservatism that appeals more to today’s youth, who embrace liberty and are skeptical of foreign intervention.

Alex Pareene
Initially, I was very skeptical about getting involved because I, much like many Americans, had preconceived notions about Stormy Daniels and her motivations and what she is all about.

Michael Avenatti
When I say to beware of the ‘Fauci Ouchi,’ it is a way to cut through the clutter and communicate that the heavy hand of government should never threaten you with taking an injection you may be skeptical of or are unwilling to take.

Lauren Boebert
Actors usually feel skeptical about double hero films because one character might overshadow the other, but the late scriptwriter K. Subash has penned ‘Karuppu Raja Vella Raja’ in such a way that Vishal and I have equal scope in the film.

The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Indepen dence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement – it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national.

Malcolm Wallop
I am always a little skeptical when I see people talking about how much money they have.

Kyle Richards
The idea that we have the capacity to change or stop the climate, I’m just skeptical.

Ron DeSantis
As a rule, I am very skeptical of tying books to anniversaries. I don’t think readers care. I also feel that it just about guarantees that somebody else will be writing a book on the same subject, but being a former journalist, I’m always interested in, like, why write about something today? Why do it now?

Erik Larson
While it is quite reasonable for scientists to be skeptical of new ideas that do not fit within the accepted realm of scientific knowledge, the best science often emerges from situations where results carefully obtained do not fit within the accepted paradigms.

Stanley B. Prusiner
A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.

John Coleman
Man, I’m a conspiracy theorist by nature. You can’t experience the federal penal system and not be somewhat skeptical.

Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions.

Michael Beschloss
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I believe in God and a higher power. I’m still not the religious type per se because religion tore my family apart. I’m still a little scared and skeptical being one with any faith.

Ja Rule
Liberation from meaning leaves us skeptical of truth itself, comfortable only to acknowledge ‘your truth’ and ‘my truth,’ confident only in the reality of subjective feeling rather than objective fact.

Michael J. Knowles
I’m as skeptical as anyone would be about celebrities and causes – and I will dare to say to you that I don’t think of myself as a celebrity per se.

I like BuzzFeed, and I understand the pressure that online reporters are under. But I think everyone agrees that, despite all the awesome kitten gifs, they’re still obligated to be skeptical of government officials and ask the right questions.

Michael Moore
Journalists are supposed to be skeptical, that’s what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line, whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.

Linda Chavez
I saw the ‘Balls of Fury’ script, and I was skeptical at first.

Dan Fogler
I was always a little skeptical of how voters would react to my name.

Raja Krishnamoorthi
I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.

Jonathan Shapiro
Doubtless, reading good books benefited me during the months and years of writing, yet I remained skeptical of any tight correlation to what I produced. That was naive.

Thomas Chatterton Williams
The brand new user interfaces that Nintendo invented often faced skeptical views before a hardware launch but wound up becoming de facto industry standards.

Satoru Iwata
I think that citizens should be skeptical of government power. But I fear it’s bled over to cynicism. It is something that is getting in the way of reasoned discussion, and I’m very concerned about how to change that trend of cynicism.

James Comey
With ’24: Legacy,’ there are a lot of people who are super-excited about the show. But there are a lot of people who are very skeptical.

Corey Hawkins
I’m a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn’t legislate this matter.

Pete Coors
Because a truly skeptical position would be a very uncertain one.

Rupert Sheldrake
I’m skeptical of claims that we’ve been visited by aliens from another planet or other dimension, but I don’t rule it out 100 percent. I have an open mind, and I do believe there’s other life in the universe.

Leroy Chiao
I’m as proud as the next guy, but I’ve always been a little skeptical of the daddies who walk around talking about what great athletes their kids are.

Archie Manning
I purposely don’t talk about money, because people are already skeptical about TV preachers. But I do say that I want you to be blessed. To me, prosperity is having health, having great children, having peace, good relationships. It’s not about the money.

Joel Osteen
I encourage active skepticism – when people are being skeptical because they’re trying to identify the best course of action. They’re trying to identify the next step for themselves or other people.

Tim Ferriss
I grew very skeptical of certain kind of Jewish separatism in my youth. I mean, I saw the Jewish community was always with each other; they didn’t trust anybody outside. You’d bring someone home, and the first question was, ‘Are they Jewish, are they not Jewish?’

Judith Butler
I think women are much more open to new ideas but approach a line more from a more personal and skeptical place – you need to seduce them into your clothes, whereas most men just like to be told what they should be wearing. Women are a bit like cats and men like dogs in that respect when it comes to clothes.

Michael Bastian
I think I’ve been skeptical of violent passion for a long time. I think ‘Pinkerton’ is about that a lot – seeing how, every time I’ve felt really passionate for someone, as soon as I ‘acquire’ them or feel like I’ve acquired them, the passion goes away.

Rivers Cuomo
When you write a business fable, people get caught up in the story and don’t get judgmental about what you’re teaching them. If you’re teaching a bunch of concepts, people get skeptical and say, ‘Where’d you get that research?’ But if you tell them a story, they get caught up in it while they learn.

Ken Blanchard
My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.

Buzz Aldrin
My contemporary art collection began with just needing to put things on the wall. I was looking around my Victorian house thinking, ‘What would be the coolest is contemporary art – it will make me look young and interesting.’ I’m more than 80 percent skeptical of the whole thing.

Hugh Grant
My mom had an audition for a commercial when I was about two and a half, and I ran in crying and interrupted her. They thought I was cute so they offered me a commercial role. My mom was skeptical and a bit nervous about the child actor thing, but I was extremely bossy and convinced them I wanted to try it.

Mae Whitman
We’re very skeptical of people who are too perfect.

Morten Tyldum
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Carl Sagan
Combat duty is strenuous and physically demanding, and I’m not the first person to notice that men and women are built differently. And while many will argue that women will only be allowed into combat arms units under the same requirements as their male counterparts, count me as skeptical.

Pete Hegseth
One of my favorite outfits is one I picked up on a trip to Chandigarh. I’ve worn it once and am skeptical about wearing it again in spite of loving it so much, thanks to the ‘fashion police’ who won’t wait a second to splash it out in the papers or feature me in the ‘same to same’ blog.

Raveena Tandon
In general, I think people should be skeptical of the Internet as a reference tool because so much of what’s on it is unreliable and costumed – a hall of mirrors.

James Gleick
I’m a very skeptical guy: my willing suspension of disbelief doesn’t go very far when I’m reading other people’s SF, and it goes even less far when I’m writing my own.

Robert J. Sawyer
As a journalist, you have to have multiple sources and verifiable science, and when you’ve done that and satisfied the most skeptical voice in your head, you have an obligation to ride through the streets – let people know what’s going on.

Josh Fox
I love a ghost story. I think they affect me more than other people that are much more skeptical than I am. I think that it’s good that I do buy into them to some degree.

James Wan
I’m not a very skeptical person.

John Malkovich
While I am skeptical about the long term viability of one-party dominant political systems, I have great admiration for Deng Xiaopeng and the reforms he set China on after 1979.

Pritam Singh
I’m a little skeptical of foreign coaches in our league and in U.S. Soccer just because of how different our league is and our players are than other players around the world.

Landon Donovan
The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.

William Jennings Bryan