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There is no bore like a clever bore.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
J. B. Priestley
TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done.
One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage.
I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country.
I've never been clever with money. I will buy anything at the top of the market.
No, I wouldn't direct a movie, no. I couldn't. I don't have the patience for it, I don't have the people skills. You have to be clever. I'm not really clever in that kind of way. And you have to be able to manipulate people, but at the same time allow them to feel like they are manipulating you, to get the kind of movie that you want.
I would never create an image for myself; I'm not that clever.
It has always seemed slightly uncomfortable, the idea of politicised musicians. Very few of them are clever enough to do it; if they're good at the political side, the music side suffers, and vice versa.
I sang 'American Pie' a lot in my stage set. It had a knack of uniting an audience in a sing-along. It's a clever song about American history but wrapped in a fantastic tune.
To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form.
In contemporary art culture, where good looks and clever strategic planning of art careers have become a feature, professional practice may be taught in art schools like a branch of public relations or political science.
Obama's gift for delivering set-piece oratorical tours de force had special resonance to Americans fed up with a president who could hardly string two words together without a collision of syntax and whose idea of clever was the single entendre.
I'm not clever enough to be in machinations and real politics.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
Calvin was very clever. We did the pictures and made the commercial, and that really worked.
I mean, I do love clever and witty, but I think that the 'Three Stooges' were geniuses. They'd have to be for their appeal to have lasted this long.
There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can't think of a clever enough idea.
Making clever speeches takes a lot of work and a lot of time.
We're as clever as we think we are, but we'll be a lot cleverer when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains. We're at a level technologically where we can share information and think collectively about our problems. We do it in science all the time - there's no reason why we can't do it in other endeavors.
Advisers who think that they are very clever while all around them are a bit thick, and that all the problems of the world would be solved if the thick listened to the clever, are liable to be disappointed.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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