The youth was a cretin, and didn’t even realize that he was. He could think of no more disastrous combination.
Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.philip kindred dick
It rots a writer’s brain, it cretinises you. You say the same thing again and again, and when you do that happily you’re well on the way to being a cretin. Or a politician.john updike