Achievements in Ignorance/Quotes

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

"It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do."

"I know this defies the law of gravity, but you see, I never studied law."

Bugs Bunny, High-Diving Hare (but to be perfectly honest, it would have easily fit into the end of any episode)

Black Belt: You try walking in a straight line without bumping into wave functions of neighbouring realities!
Black Mage: We do it all the time. It's called NOT BEING SO STUPID THAT IT WARPS THE UNIVERSE!

Helen: The console was a rusted mail-sorting machine. I told Dave it was a death ray in need of repair. It couldn't possibly have worked.
Mell: But Dave got killed by it!
Helen: He's got fantastic potential, doesn't he?

Dr. Wily: "Ashura? What the? How did you get here?"
Ashura: "I followed you. I can run really fast, you know."
Dr. Wily: "You ran after us!?! But this island is floating in the sky above the ocean!"
Ashura: "Really? I didn't notice that."
Ashura: "So anyway..."

Snake: Para-Medic?
Para-Medic: What's up?
Snake: You were right.
Para-Medic: About what?
Snake: I ate a Russian glowcap and it charged up my batteries.
Para-Medic: Huh?!
Snake: What's wrong?
Para-Medic: I, uh... that's... that's great! Um, Snake, can you excuse me for a second?
Snake: Sure.
Para-Medic: Did you just hear that?
Signit: Yeah. There's no way eating a bioluminescent mushroom would cause your batteries to recharge.
Para-Medic: What do you think it means?
Signit: Beats me...maybe it's all in his mind.
Para-Medic: You mean like a placebo effect?
Signit: Why not? You've seen how gullible he is.
Para-Medic: I guess there's no harm done. Should we let him keep believing it?
Signit: Sounds good to me.
Para-Medic: OK, Snake, I'm back. Yes, the Russian glowcap is a glowing mushroom, so it'll recharge your batteries when you eat it.
Snake: ???

Only Bloody Stupid Johnson could have invented the 13-inch foot and a triangle with three right angles in it. Only Bloody Stupid Johnson could have twisted common matter through dimensions it was not supposed to enter. And only Bloody Stupid Johnson could have done all this by accident.

Robo: This is just...there can't be giant insects. They'd crush themselves.
Jenkins: But do they know that?
Robo: Probably not, no.

Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne

Esk, of course, had not been trained, and it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a halfbrick in the path of the bicycle of history.