65 Trivia Quotes On Success In Life

These trivia quotes will inspire you. Trivia is unimportant matters or details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging trivia quotes, trivia sayings, and trivia proverbs.

Best Trivia Quotes

  1. “In wilderness, I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  2. “My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately, I’ve been teaching myself computer graphics, so I’m reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts.” ~ Jack Prelutsky
  3. “The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move.” ~ Max Lerner
  4. “I feel the need… the need for speed.” ~ Tom Cruise
  5. “My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”” ~ Winston Groom

  6. “I know what you’re thinking ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?” ~ Clint Eastwood
  7. “In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  8. “From such trivia, I believe my soul was born.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  9. “Anything television trivia I’m good at. But when you’re on your couch, you’re really good at it, but when you’re standing there, it’s probably scary.” ~ Sarah Silverman
  10. “Im always trolling for trivia.” ~ Lynn Abbey

  11. “What is spiritual experience? A snowflake melting, a bee sucking honey, a fat man at a traffic light. Trivia.” ~ Frederick Franck
  12. “People who truly have control over time always have some in their pocket to give to someone in need. A sense of priorities drives their use of time and it can shift away from the ordinary work that’s easy to justify, in favor of the more ethereal, deeper things that are harder to justify. They protect their time from trivia and idiocy; these people are time rich. They provide themselves with a surplus of time. They might seem to idle, or relax more often than the rest, but that just might be a sign of their mastery, not their incompetence.” ~ Scott Berkun
  13. “I don’t really want to tell jokes about trivia; I’d kind of rather tell jokes about things like life and death.” ~ David Shrigley
  14. “Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment. By concentrating our efforts upon a few major goals, our efficiency soars, our projects are completed — we are going somewhere. By focusing our efforts to a single point, we achieve the greatest results. The first rule of success, and the one that supercedes all others, is to have energy. It is important to know how to concentrate it, how to husband it, how to focus it on important things instead of frittering it away on trivia.” ~ Michael Korda
  15. “One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia.” ~ Lynn Abbey

  16. “NHPrimary Trivia: The Republican candidates have not spoken to a black person since Herman Cain dropped out.” ~ Andy Borowitz
  17. “In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  18. “The brain may die, but my compulsion for useless trivia lives on.” ~ Molly Harper
  19. “Don’t speak if you don’t have to about trivia. The time for joking comes because of the trust, and you have to earn the trust. So, I don’t alibi for anything, and I’ll take the heat. That’s the other thing. Don’t let them take the heat. We take the heat.” ~ Phil Ramone
  20. “In a fast-paced world, today’s popular brand could be tomorrow’s trivia question.” ~ D. Wayne Calloway

  21. “People who take everything to heart trivia – the most capable of genuinely love.” ~ Natalie Portman
  22. “I think I’m a trivia nerd. I love to learn about everything. I’m curious.” ~ Adam Rodriguez
  23. “By cutting ourselves off from the rest of creation, we are left bereft of awe and wonder and therefore of reverence and gratitude. We violate our very beings, and we have nothing but trivia to teach our young.” ~ Matthew Fox
  24. “To preach the Bible as ‘the handbook for life,’ or as the answer to every question, rather than as the revelation of Christ, is to turn the Bible into an entirely different book. This is how the Pharisees approached Scripture, as we can see clearly from the questions they asked Jesus. For the Pharisees, the Scriptures were a source of trivia for life’s dilemmas.” ~ Michael Horton
  25. “I didn’t expect to enter into tabloid trivia or anything like that. So I suspect my perspective and a lot of my ideas changed fairly drastically. It was also rather confusing.” ~ George Michael

  26. “Our political press has just been captured by trivia.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  27. “My whole creative career is a product of the Internet. …I’ll take that back. To some degree. My fascination with cultural esoterica and trivia and so on was well-formed long before I got my first AOL account.” ~ John Hodgman
  28. “I remember my first commercial. This is really great ‘Degrassi’ trivia: The character Toby on ‘Degrassi,’ played by Jake Goldsbie, he and I were in both of our first commercial ever when we were four. It was for Tiger Toys, this old Game Boy-type thing. Both of our lines were, ‘Mommy, I can do it!” ~ Charlotte Arnold
  29. “The passage of time eliminates some of the more intimate details of one’s existence. The routine trivia like passing water and shitting and the amount of food and alcohol consumed in the course of daily survival. Sure, there were girls. Lots of’em. It’s inevitable.” ~ Ray Davies
  30. “I have failed ‘Star Wars’ trivia tests. People come up to me at conventions and use terms that I’ve never heard of.” ~ Mark Hamill

  31. “When I think about, say, 1995, or whenever the last moment was before most of us were on the internet and had mobile phones, it seems like a hundred years ago. … Time passed in fairly large units, or at least not in milliseconds and constant updates. A few hours wasn’t such a long time to go between moments of contact with your work, your people or your trivia.” ~ Rebecca Solnit
  32. “The first rule of success, and the one that supersedes all others, is to have energy. It is important to know how to concentrate it, how to husband it, how to focus it on important things instead of frittering it away on trivia.” ~ Michael Korda
  33. “Sometimes among our more sophisticated, self-styled intellectuals–and I say self-styled advisedly; the real intellectual I am notsure would ever feel this way–some of them are more concerned with appearance than they are with achievement. They are more concerned with style then they are with mortar, brick and concrete. They are more concerned with trivia and the superficial than they are with the things that have really built America.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  34. “These are the technicalities. The jetes and pirouettes.. but the music of the dance lies in the subtle signals between the steps: the fish’s delivery of them, the fisherman’s read of and response to them, which, if she’s good, must be near telepathic. That’s what takes a death-grip on your concentration. That’s why your mind empties of all trivia, which, when playing a fish, includes just about everything else you could possible think of. That is what anglers live for.” ~ Jessica Maxwell
  35. “Spiritual balance is the ability to remain happy, to not be hostile to your neighbor when they are being hostile, and not to get caught up in the trivia.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  36. “It’s a great medium for trivia and hobbies, but not the place for reasoned, reflective judgment. Suprisingly often, discussions degenerate into acrimony, insults and flames.” ~ Clifford Stoll
  37. “Telling a story of illness, one pulls a thread through a narrow opening flanked on one side by shame and the other by trivia.” ~ Susan Griffin
  38. “Death cures psychoneurosis. In a sense all these neurotic concerns–fear of rejection, interpersonal concerns–seem to melt away, and people get another perspective on their lives. The important things are really important, and the trivia of life is trivialized.” ~ Irvin D. Yalom
  39. “There is nothing, under present conditions, that can be more easily and exactly reproduced than a technically good black-and-white photograph, and it is utter rot to burden those interested in them with irrelevant biographical trivia and pet longwinded theory.” ~ Clarence John Laughlin
  40. “Life is brutal that way … the loss of irrecoverable moments amid trivia and distraction.” ~ Dan Simmons

  41. “I think democracy’s undermined when those who own newspapers fill them with trivia rather than real issues.” ~ Ken Livingstone
  42. “What’s new?” is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  43. “Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.” ~ J. G. Ballard
  44. “Xmas Trivia: Before it became a major shopping holiday, Christmas is believed to have had a “religious” meaning.” ~ Andy Borowitz
  45. “An overburdened, overstretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn’t have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people.” ~ Jack Welch

  46. “I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized. I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, than at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia. I wish it had more shape. I wish t were about love, or about sudden realizations important to one’s life, or even about sunsets, birds, rainstorms, or snow. I’m sorry there is so much pain in this story. I’m sorry it’s in fragments, like a body caught in crossfire or pulled apart by force. But there is nothing I can do to change it.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  47. “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.” ~ Neil Postman
  48. “I racked my brain trying to remember the names of all of Nut’s five children. A bit difficult without my brother, the human Wikipedia, around to keep track of such trivia for me.” ~ Rick Riordan

  49. “Your life does matter. It always matters whether you reach out in friendship or lash out in anger. It always matters whether you live with compassion and awareness or whether you succumb to distractions and trivia. It always matters how you treat other people, how you treat animals, and how you treat yourself. It always matters what you do. It always matters what you say. And it always matters what you eat.” ~ John Robbins
  50. “People want to know those details. They think it gives them greater insight into a piece of art, but when they approach a painting in such a manner, they are belittling both the artist’s work and their own ability to experience it. Each painting I do says everything I want to say on its subject and in terms of that painting, and not all the trivia in the world concerning my private life will give the viewer more insight into it than what hangs there before their eyes. Frankly, as far as I’m concerned, even titling a work is an unnecessary concession.” ~ Charles de Lint
  51. “When you love someone deeply, you know secrets they haven’t told you yet. Or secrets they aren’t even aware of themselves. … She was also the person I wanted to share the trivia of my life with, because that too is part of the magic of concern: Whatever you live is important to them and they will help you through it.” ~ Jonathan Carroll
  52. “On any given day, something claims our attention. Anything at all, inconsequential things. A rosebud, a misplaced hat, that sweater we liked as a child, an old Gene Pitney record. A parade of trivia with no place to go. Things that bump around in our consciousness for two or three days then go back to wherever they came from… to darkness. We’ve got all these wells dug in our hearts. While above the wells, birds flit back and forth.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  53. “I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.” ~ Charles Lindbergh

  54. “It was an excess of fantasy that killed the old United States, the whole Mickey Mouse and Marilyn thing, the most brilliant technologies devoted to trivia like instant cameras and space spectaculars that should have stayed in the pages of Science Fiction . . . some of the last Presidents of the U.S.A. seemed to have been recruited straight from Disneyland.” ~ J. G. Ballard
  55. “The man of meditation becomes the man of understanding because his energy accumulates. He is not wasting it. He is not interested in trivia; he does not put any energy at all into petty things. So whenever the time arises to give, he has to give. Energy is understanding. Be conscious of it and use your energy very consciously, and use your energy in such a way that you don’t simply go on wasting it.” ~ Rajneesh
  56. “Correct thinkers think that ‘baseball trivia’ is an oxymoron: nothing about baseball is trivial.” ~ George Will

  57. “Today’s dissenters mainly focus their attention and expend their energies on the most inconsequential of trivia. …Allegedly serious intellectuals quibble endlessly over such ridiculous trivialities…In the meantime, the public is lulled into a perilous somnolence, spoon-fed pap, and palpable untruths, many of which are turned out by special-interest and pressure groups and well organized propaganda machines.” ~ J. Paul Getty
  58. “I think continuity is the devil. I think it’s constricting and restrictive, I think it’s alienating and off-putting, and it inflicts an artifact of linear time as we experience it on something that exists outside of linear time as well as keeps new readership away by keeping comics a matter of trivia and history rather than actual stories.” ~ Matt Fraction
  59. “Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.” ~ Dee Hock

  60. “The most refined skills of color printing, the intricate techniques of wide-angle photography, provide us pictures of trivia bigger and more real than life. We forget that we see trivia and notice only that the reproduction is so good. Man fulfils his dream and by photographic magic produces a precise image of the Grand Canyon. The result is not that he adores nature or beauty the more. Instead he adores his camera – and himself.” ~ Daniel J. Boorstin
  61. “Leadership: Here is the heart and soul of the matter. If you look to lead, invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. Use the remainder to induce those you ‘work for’ to understand and practice…lead yourself, lead your supervisors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.” ~ Dee Hock
  62. “To have a high IQ, you tend to specialize, think deep thoughts. You avoid trivia.” ~ Christopher Langan

  63. “The apologists for space science always seem over-impressed by engineering trivia and make far too much of non-stick frying pans and perfect ball-bearings. To my mind, the outstanding spin-off from space research is not new technology. The real bonus has been that for the first time in human history we have had a chance to look at the Earth from space, and the information gained from seeing from the outside our azure-green planet in all its global beauty has given rise to a whole new set of questions and answers.” ~ James Lovelock
  64. “Trivia rarely affect efficiency. Are all the machinations worth it, when their primary effect is to make the code less readable?” ~ Brian Kernighan
  65. “Raw I’mma give it to ya, with no trivia.
    Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia.” ~ U-Go

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