While Homer Simpson is one of the least intelligent characters on television, his daughter Lisa is known to be one of the brightest. At the tender age of eight, he already understands concepts that most adults can't even understand. Not only does she have a high IQ, but she is also emotionally intelligent and can empathize with those around her.
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There are several moments inThe Simpsonswhere Lisa shows just how smart she really is. When you think about some of the profound things this girl says, calling her a genius isn't unreasonable!
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"Fine. No husband."
Lisa Simpsonshe is wise beyond her years. At eight years old, he seems to understand things most people don't understand until they're 30, if he understands at all. She is a particular believer in women's rights and has proven to be the ultimate feminist icon many times throughout the show's history.
One of our favorite quotes from Lisa is inDas Haw-Hawed-Paar. When Marge tells Lisa that she will never get a husband by being sarcastic, Lisa simply replies, "Fine. No husband." In other words, she's smart enough to know that she doesn't need to change to get a man.
"Dad! The Second Amendment is just a holdover from Revolution Day. It has no meaning today."
AfterThe cartridge family, Homer surprises the family by bringing a gun into the house. They aren't as thrilled with the idea as he is, and although Marge eventually leaves him until she can get rid of the gun, Lisa tries to debate with her father whether or not they should keep a gun in the house.
When Homer cites the Second Amendment as a reason he should own a gun, Lisa hits him with the truth about the law in question. It shows that you understand that societies change and evolve over time and laws need to be changed to reflect this.
"Do you feel superior when you destroy other people's dreams?"
Despite her young age, Lisa is very good at reading people. She is a great judge of character and can see behind people's facades. When they behave in a certain way, it is usually possible to identify what causes them to adopt that behavior. When he asks the question, "Do you feel superior when you destroy other people's dreams?" he shows that he understands a lot about what motivates people.
Although most people feel intimidated when other people try to put them down and stop them from pursuing their dreams, this behavior is usually related to the need to try to feel superior.
"Don't you think we should tackle the roots of our social problems instead of locking people up in overcrowded prisons?"
I wish Lisa Simpson was real so I could vote for her in politics! When Marge becomes a police officer in Season 6The Springfield Connection, Lisa challenges her mother about how the system works. “Don't you think we should be attacking the roots of our social problems instead of putting people in overcrowded prisons?” she asks her.
This is definitely a thought-provoking quote! And Lisa is right: if we don't address the root causes of our social problems, they will continue to occur.
"My brother uses worms. But I, who think that peace of mind far outweighs fishing, it's no use.
In the second season episode.Two garages on every car and three eyes on every fish, Bart and Lisa are fishing when an investigative reporter appears and starts talking to them. When asked what they use for bait, Lisa says: "My brother uses worms. But I, who feel that peace of mind far outweighs actual fishing, is no use.
An eight-year-old capable of being conscious enough to enjoy a relaxing activity like fishing without worrying about the outcome? We think it's great.
"Bart, the only reason to apologize is when you look inside and find a place you wish didn't exist because you feel bad and it hurts your sister's feelings."
Bart and Lisa share a strong sibling bond, but there are also many moments on the show where the two are together.opportunities with each other. One of their most memorable confrontations occurs inThanksgiving by Bart Gegenwhen he destroys Lisa's heart.
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Eventually, Bart tries to patch things up with Lisa, and she tells him she only wants an apology if it's genuine. "Bart," she says, "the only reason to apologize is when you look inside and find a place you wish didn't exist because you feel bad for hurting your sister's feelings." Deep!
"You mean those leagues where parents put their kids through fierce competition to make up for their own failed dreams of fame?"
Why is Lisa able to understand adults better than most adults can understand adults? Even though she's one of the brightest kids in school, there's still one subject Lisa isn't good at: gymnastics. To improve her grades, her gym teacher requires her to join an off-school pee team. But Lisa seems to see right through it.
She tells the coach that these leagues are where "parents push their kids into cutthroat competition to make up for their own failed dreams of fame". This might not apply to all parents, but Lisa isn't entirely wrong.
"Remember, Dad. All glory is fleeting."
Lisa will always be there to offer simple yet effective advice that always rings true whether your family listens to it or not. Afterhomer the great, when Homer becomes leader of the bricklayers, Lisa tries to warn him that his happiness will not last forever.
Not only does she tell him that his fame is short-lived, but she also informs him that getting what he wants all the time will leave him dissatisfied and joyless. He never takes Lisa's advice, but soon discovers for himself that she is right.
"Pablo Neruda said: 'Laughter is the language of the soul'".
Any kid who quotes Pablo Neruda is probably talented (although Bart claims he's also familiar with Pablo Neruda's works). Lisa quotes the late poet, diplomat and politician after Bart sold his soul to Milhouse, reminding him that "Laughter is the language of the soul".
When Bart doesn't find anything funny anymore, Lisa tells him that she thinks he lost his soul when he sold it to Milhouse. He probably would have figured it out eventually anyway, but she helps him get there faster.
"I think it's a fantasy. If you believe in angels, why not sea monsters, unicorns or goblins?
Along with her strong views on vegetarianism and women's rights, Lisa also appears to have strong views on religion throughout the show. She is the resident skeptic of the family and is leaving the Christian church to pursue a path that means something to her.
When an "angel" is discovered in Springfield, Lisa is one of the last to be convinced it's real. While everyone has the right to believe what they want, it makes sense when you point out that people tend to believe in angels but not other supernatural beings like elves or unicorns. This attitude of questioning things and not believing just because everyone else is pointing out how smart Lisa really is.
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