Quotes from "Hyouka"

The inexperienced draw attention by acting differently.

I don't care if no one likes me. I wasn't created in this world to entertain everyone.

Those with talent who aren't aware of themselves cause pain for those who have none.

People remember their high school days as the high point of their lives. People say these things because everyone holds fond memories of their time in high school; however, I doubt that every high school student would want to remember their school life that way. For example, if neither studying, nor sports, nor socializing are of interest to someone, what then? What if there are students who prefer to keep a low profile? Though I guess that would be a pretty lonely way to live.

People who are confident in themselves never talk about expectations. "Expectation" is a word rooted in giving up. It leaves you with no other choice. It makes it obvious that you're powerless.

The best way to tame a mystery is with another mystery.

I'm not stupid. I'm just too lazy to show how smart I am.

I'm not against socializing, so long as it's not tiring.

If someone didn't have any pride, wouldn't they also be lacking in self-confidence? If someone was free of greed, wouldn't they have trouble supporting their family? And if people didn't envy one another, wouldn't they stop inventing new things?

A joke only lasts for a moment, if it leaves a misunderstanding, it becomes a lie.

A database can't draw conclusions.

“Expectations” are what you have when you have given up. Expectations are born from a despairingly large difference in skill.

I won't ever be the best at anything. Or rather, you might say that I've stopped trying to be.

Whatever I do, I'll always be me. I won't tone myself down to fit in.

Even if I did win, it was boring. How can it be interesting unless you win in an interesting way?

If you can never get angry at anything, that probably means you have nothing that you like, either.

I'm not lazy, I'm just conserving energy.

You don't have to worry about being special or normal compared to everyone else! It doesn't matter who it is. So as long as they think you're special, then you're special.

Oreki, you're strange!

The more inexperienced you are, the more you want to show off.