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By Anonym 13 Sep

Germaine Greer

A woman is never so happy as when she is being wooed. Then she is mistress of all she surveys, the cynosure of all eyes, until that day of days when she sails down the aisle, a vision in white, lovely as the stefanotis she carries, borne translucent on her father's manly arm to be handed over to her new father-surrogate. If she is clever, and if her husband has the time and the resources, she will insist on being wooed all her life; more likely she will discover that marriage is not romantic, that husbands forget birthdays and aniversaries and seldom pay compliments, are often perfunctory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robbie Coltraine

The interesting thing about Hain is that he's not a very interesting character. He's not fabulously clever. He's not a great policeman. He's not hugely charismatic. I'd describe him as a kind-of Chekhovian character. He's an ordinary bloke, to whom extraordinary things have happened. Which is quite hard to play, I have to say.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Sowell

It may be expecting too much to expect most intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to mock or shock.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Winston Churchill

Fancy living in one of these streets, never seeing anything beautiful, never eating anything savoury, never saying anything clever!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Kings also sleep; but the clever ones, with one eye open, just like dolphins and whales

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Gorman

If a story is funny, and I made it up, then the big message is, `Aren't I clever?' .. If a story is funny and it actually happened, the big message is, `Isn't the world funny?' And actually I think that's a better message. I kind of want to think that about the world -- and it sounds less like boasting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

In every fall, clever man discovers the secrets of further rising!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Felicity Kendal

I think very few people do find a relationship where, every moment of every day, everything they do comes together. That's why, in a nutshell, everyone loved Barbara in 'The Good Life.' She was the perfect partner. It was a formula. She wasn't glamorous. She wasn't clever. But she was a good partner. That's too easy, too perfect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Garrison Keillor

I think that you are only obliged to be a humorist from the age of 18 until you turn 30. Past the age of 30 I don't think there is any obligation to be clever at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sholom Aleichem

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sam Starbuck

The backfire, my dear boy, of exiling the cleverest criminals of the nation to one place and requiring them to use their ingenuity is that they will -- and you can't control what they do with it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Laozi

The ancient Masters didn't try to educate the people, but kindly taught them to not-know. When they think that they know the answers, people are difficult to guide. When they know that they don't know, people can find their own way. If you want to learn how to govern, avoid being clever or rich. The simplest pattern is the clearest. Content with an ordinary life, you can show all people the way back to their own true nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bernhard Schlink

I didn't like the way I looked, the way I dressed and moved, what I achieved and what I felt I was worth. But there was so much energy in me, such belief that one day I'd be handsome and clever and superior and admired, such anticipation when I met new people and new situations. Is that what makes me sad? The eagerness and belief that filled me then and exacted a pledge from life that life could never fulfill? Sometimes I see the same eagerness and belief in the faces of children and teenagers and the sight brings back the same sadness I feel in remembering myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Hoffer

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ha-joon Chang

The Korean economic miracle was the result of a clever and pragmatic mixture of market incentives and state direction.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Derek Landy

I can't tell you how may beautiful women have broken up with me because they were bored. I can't tell you because it never happened. They all adored me." "It was your humility, wasn't it?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Huxley

I can assure you that there is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. You learn that which is of inestimable importance that there are a great many people in the world who are just as clever as you are. You learn to put your trust, by and by, in an economy and frugality of the exercise of your powers, both moral and intellectual; and you very soon find out, if you have not found it out before, that patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pam Brown

Dads don't need to be tall and broad-shouldered and clever. Love makes them so.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The world's smartest people are not those with the most knowledge, but those with the most wisdom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elizabeth Bowen

Mr. [Aldous] Huxley has been the alarming young man for a long time, a sort of perpetual clever nephew who can be relied on to flutter the lunch party. Whatever will he say next? How does he think of those things? He has been deplored once or twice, but feeling is in his favor: he is steadily read. He is at once the truly clever person and the stupid person's idea of the clever person; he is expected to be relentless, to administer intellectual shocks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Johnny Vegas

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wilkie Collins

But I am a just man, even to my enemy - and I will acknowledge, beforehand, that they are cleverer brains than I thought them

By Anonym 14 Sep

Teddy Thompson

I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henri Frederic Amiel

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Applebaum

Navalny is a blogger-turned-activist, but he finds stuff and he puts together these very, very clever, very high production value videos which underline the corruption at the top of the system, and there are millions of people who watch them. Some people think he must have some kind of protection inside the system because he hasn't yet been completely put out of commission; he's allowed to go on. He himself has said he wants to run for president.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Maclane

You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Wright

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dalai Lama

One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious... Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

He is the very pineapple of politeness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pz Myers

Very clever people are often very clever at creating rationalisations for insane beliefs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aristophanes

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.

By Anonym 16 Sep

T. A. Miles

His father was an ass and he is an ass. I imagine sooner than I should like I shall be playing uncle to a litter of asses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tom Neff

I'm a Leo. Leos don't believe in this astrology stuff.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leo Tolstoy

We live in this world like a child who enters a room where a clever person is speaking. The child did not hear the beginning of the speech, and he leaves before the end; and there are certain things which he hears but does not understand

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eoin Colfer

I have to tell you, Arty, a screw up this early in the proceedings doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. I hope you're as clever as you keep telling everyone you are." "I never tell anybody exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cornel West

Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Scott

Fools lie, clever men stick to the truth.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Yesterday, I was clever, I wanted to be rich. Today, I am wise, I want to be happy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Your intelligence enhances your ability to think and recollect, dream and set realistic goals. Your stamina is built on your passion for progress and willingness to excel... When you have a great stamina, you can make great impact even with a low intelligent quotient!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Epstein

I have myself always been terrified of plagiarism - of being accused of it, that is. Every writer is a thief, though some of us are more clever than others at disguising our robberies. The reason writers are such slow readers is that we are ceaselessly searching for things we can steal and then pass off as our own: a natty bit of syntax, a seamless transition, a metaphor that jumps to its target like an arrow shot from an aluminum crossbow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Craig Ferguson

I'm crazy. I know I'm crazy 'cause Desmond Tutu told me, and he's very clever. He said, 'You must free yourself, be more of who you are. Be more crazy.' And I'm going to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Oscar Wilde

American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rick Fields

This person called up and said, You've got to come and take this seminar. It will completely change your life in just one weekend. And I said, Well, I don't want to completely change my life this weekend. I've got a lot of things to do on Monday.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lance Armstrong

If you're trying to hide something, you wouldn't keep getting away with it for 10 years. Nobody is that clever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Prince Charles

If your children want to alter society, listen to their reasons and the idealism behind them. Don't crush them with some clever remark straight away.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banksy

I'd been painting rats for three years before someone said 'that's clever it's an anagram of art' and I had to pretend I'd known that all along.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Donald Trump

I have always thought that Donald Trump was an incredibly clever politician, but he`s - at some point he`s going to become unwound and maybe this is it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Russell Banks

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bear Grylls

Life doesn't reward the naturally clever or strong but those who can learn to fight and work hard and never quit.