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No one wants to know how clever you are. They don't want an insight into your mind, thrilling as it might be. They want an insight into their own.
Tiptoeing on a tightrope past insider trading laws may be deft and clever, but it doesn't make it right.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
People often get the wrong impression of Mick. The clever businessman is just one side of Mick. The other side is the same as the rest of us, a true rocker!
If I get stuck, I look at a book that tells me how someone else did it. I turn the pages, and then I say, 'Oh, I forgot that bit,' then close the book and carry on. Finally, after you've figured out how to do it, you read how they did it and find out how dumb your solution is and how much more clever and efficient theirs is!
Richard P. Feynman
I get tired of comedies where there are a bunch of funny guys and a beautiful woman who doesn't do anything funny. And I don't like books where there's a rough-and-tumble boy and a really clever, snotty girl. That's just not my experience with teenagers.
The concept of Shwopping is so clever, I think. The idea is that every time someone goes shopping, they can take an unwanted item of clothing and pop it in the recycling bin in their M&S store for Oxfam.
My mother was a terrific force in my life. Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty.
No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
When I was young, I was clever enough to know that if I got married or had children, I would be eaten.
Humans are not the fastest or the strongest animals on the planet, but when it comes to survival, we have had the unique advantage of being clever.
In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
I don't really wanna talk about politics, I'm not clever enough.
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
Novels are not about expressing yourself, they're about something beautiful, funny, clever and organic. Self-expression? Go and ring a bell in a yard if you want to express yourself.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I do wish I could write like some of the American women, who can be clever and heartfelt and hopeful; people like Lorrie Moore and Jennifer Egan. But Ireland messed me up too much, I think, so I can't.
Appeasement was never a very clever policy, and it should not be our option today.
Jose Maria Aznar
The real point of me isn't that I'm good looking. It's that I'm clever. I've got a brain! I would rather be called a highly intelligent historian than a gorgeous pouting one.
I've driven all through America and I know there are a lot of clever people between the coasts. But they have a slightly old-fashioned view of the world. Whereas New York is one of the most multicultural, multiracial, tolerant places on Earth.
George Carlin is brilliant with words, and Johnny Winters is very creative. It's taking something common and drawing out the humor, being clever with words.
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
George Bernard Shaw
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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