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When I was 16, I played Macbeth at school and my English teacher said, 'I think you may have acting talent. Try to get into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and see where you get.' I wouldn't have thought of that at all. I wanted to be a surgeon, but I wasn't a clever man.
I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
Playing nuts is a game like any other, neither better than tops, nor worse than cards. The game is played in various ways. There are 'holes' and 'bank' and 'caps.' But every game finishes up in the same way. One boy loses, another wins. And, as always, he who wins is a clever fellow, a smart fellow, a good fellow.
In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited.
Imagine how foolish you'd look if, like one clever salesman who once pitched to me, you tried to license your product to a big industry player without knowing they just launched a competing product. With the right background research, he could have avoided that and other landmines - and so can you.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
J. B. Priestley
The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too.
Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs... like custom officers.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
People forget how outcast 'They Might Be Giants' can be. They have a reputation for writing really deft, funny, clever melodies, and they also make a lot of music for kids, which is terrific, but when you see them in concert, they can rock the house.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
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