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An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles de Montesquieu
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines.
Fortunately I didn't get educated because if I'd got educated I'd be an educated fool now.
Conservatives may believe that impoverished borrowers destroyed Wall Street. But we liberals will not fool ourselves that stupid bankers sank conservatism for good.
I think fans can tell if you just slap a skateboarder on a game - you can't fool kids.
I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek.
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
James A. Garfield
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
Pearl S. Buck
And I love the twist. I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, and on the very last page, quite often - very last paragraph sometimes - I like to just play with your perception one more time in a way that makes everything that came before just a little bit different.
I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work.
Lars von Trier
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so.
My feet have been my best friend for the last 40 years. I've just been a dancing fool on stage, and after awhile you just kind of wear them out.
I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
J. G. Ballard
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, I love to fool you a third time. And just when you think it's all over, I have what I call that Carrie hand-out-of-the-grave moment. Just when you think it's all over, I'm going to hit you with just one more. I can't help myself.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
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