Sad Quotes about Clever
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I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel
I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde
If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill
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Too clever is dumb.
- Ogden Nash
A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr
Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)
Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often
a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant
No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man.
- Israel Zangwill
I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly,
but scheduling it was a nightmare.
- John Crowley
That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs.
I thought that was a clever thing.
- Les Baxter
I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever,
by using the many gifts of the English language to
intrigue and hook a reader.
- Dick Schaap
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.
- Percy Ross
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough,
before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
- Cesare Pavese
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history,
favors not only the clever but the murderous.
- Barbara Ehrenreich
When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful,
one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive:
then the millstone weighs on the breast.
- Graham Greene
The notion of a universality of human experience is
a confidence trick and the notion of a universality
of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
- Angela Carter
Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith
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.
- Whitfield Diffie
What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime?
Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for
one second that you think that this is funny and clever.
- Patrick Warburton
Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt.
- Tony Randall
It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man
to be clever enough not to.
- Fannie Hurst
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby
Clever tyrants are never punished.
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time,
you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever
comebacks you wish you'd thought of.
- Iain Banks
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading,
I began to write, like a clever monkey.
- Russell Banks
Take from a man his reputation for probity,
and the more shrewd and clever he is,
the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet
my mind and say something clever.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing:
they are as clever as you.
- Irving Layton
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli
In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner
An inefficient virus kills its host.
A clever virus stays with it.
- James Lovelock
I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material,
than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking.
That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way,
it's too easy.
- Jim Dale
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.
- Mark Haddon
If a film is very clever and well-written,
that's what gives you freedom as a director.
- Patrice Leconte
The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much,
as intelligent Mr. Toad.
- Kenneth Grahame
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
- Charles Kingsley
The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra
People care more about being thought to have taste
than about being thought either good,
clever or amiable.
- Samuel Butler
Through clever and constant application of propaganda,
people can be made to see paradise as hell,
and also the other way round, to consider the most
wretched sort of life as paradise.
- Adolf Hitler
They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball.
They had to do more than just give up open shots.
They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic.
- Wilt Chamberlain
I don't really wanna talk about politics,
I'm not clever enough.
- Paul Weller
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own
shoulders to those of others.
- Titus Livius
It's clever, but is it Art?
- Rudyard Kipling
I enjoy doing press for something that I like,
and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever.
- Thomas Haden Church
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half.
The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
- John Major
I write my own quotes.
Except this one.
I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.
- Brian Celio
This is very clever.
They have created a system to cheat.
- Charles Davenport
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and
create fresh difficulties.
- Emil Nolde
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
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.
- Goodman Ace
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.
- Thomas Mann
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!
- Ron Wood
People may say that what I do is very clever,
but it's not really at all.
It's not Swift.
- Rory Bremner
To be clever enough to get all that money,
one must be stupid enough to want it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Education without values, as useful as it is,
seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis
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.
- Jane Austen
He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith
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