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Smart Quotes by Richelle Mead, August Bier, Sarah Palin, Bill Bowerman, Asghar Farhadi, A. J. Green and many others.

Study’s overrated. Just find someone smart to copy off. -Adrian to Lissa
Richelle Mead
A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor.
August Bier
The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb as much of the Tea Party movement as possible.
Sarah Palin
A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it’s a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what’s good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.
Bill Bowerman
It’s a mistake and misconception to think that one has to state everything clearly and simply for the audience to be able to follow the character, and this is what is bringing American cinema down from its position in the classic golden period. There’s this misapprehension that the audience is not smart.
Asghar Farhadi
I know what I’m capable of. I know when the game is on the line and we need a spark play, I’m going to make that play. But we’ve got to be smart about it. Can’t be forcing a lot of things if I’m getting double-covered a lot.
A. J. Green
The small businessman is smart; he realizes there’s no free lunch. On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.
Adam Osborne
I love the Warner Brothers lot. There is so much history there. They’ve done such a smart thing. They have signs outside of each stage which tell you what movies and TV shows were shot inside. So cool… you can almost feel the ghosts of actors past.
Valerie Azlynn
I think I have a good eye for talent. I think I’m smart enough to figure out what the mission is and achieve it. I achieve it by hiring good people.
Roger Ailes
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
James Randi
We’re all getting too smart. Our brains are just getting bigger and bigger, and the world dries up and dies when there’s too much thought and not enough heart.
Aimee Bender
Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires to every candidate running for office.
Betty Hill
When a corporation goes into the marketplace to buy back its own stock, it means management thinks the stock is undervalued. This is a smart time to buy.
Nancy Dunnan
Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.
Janet Napolitano
If you’re going to lead people, you better know how to manipulate people, and you have to be pretty smart to be able to do that.
James Purefoy
may i be i is the only prayer–not may i be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong today… may i be me….five foot eleven, brown hair/eyed, smart, serious, happy, frustrated, impatient, joyful, running, sleeping, smiling, eating, trying, believing, listening, being & becoming.
e. e. cummings
I’m not saying people shouldn’t apply themselves and work hard. You do have to try to make your own luck. But I know people firsthand who worked incredibly hard, who were really smart, who never got into trouble, and still didn’t get a break.
David Lindsay-Abaire
From the day Microsoft was started, the only constraint to our growth has been attracting ah, more great programmers, very smart, committed, ah, people. And so we’re always on… on the look for ah, that kind of person.
Bill Gates
What’s completely insane to me is that people would consider music that’s simple to be dumbed-down. Couldn’t simplicity be a deliberate, smart choice?
Dan Deacon
The most impactful way consumers can assert their power is to become mindful shoppers, giving their dollars only to socially responsible companies. In today’s world of social media and smart phones, this is easy to do.
Simon Mainwaring
Some of you think that attending a top business school gives you an advantage. Others think that street smarts and hands-on experience are the best way to get ahead. Additionally, women have a tougher time in the workplace, or so they say. Let’s find out.
Donald Trump
All of the characters in my films, they share one commonality. It doesn’t matter whether they are good or bad, it doesn’t matter whether they are smart or stupid, these characters all take responsibility for their own behavior. I’m much the same.
Park Chan-wook
Why would a man need both a wife and a mistress? A smart man would seek out and fall in love with a woman who can play both.
Brenda Jackson
I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
Michelle Obama
You’ll never catch a man if you let him think you are too smart.
Anna Held
I lived on my own when I was living in New York City when I was 18, working on a show. And that definitely kind of grows you up a little faster than a normal 18-year-old in college, so I think so. I think I’ve got some street smarts.
Alexandra Chando
All great pitches have a few things in common: the founder/team is wicked smart, the idea is big and a breakthrough, and the market is potentially enormous.
Scott Weiss
I feel like I’m not smart enough to answer the questions I’m asked.
Bret Easton Ellis
I had a number of great teachers and the ones that really were the strongest influences on me were women. They were really, really smart and interesting women.
Meryl Streep
Two things make smart men stupid, beautiful women and sports
Colin Cowherd
Human beings have been smart enough to turn nature to their ends, generate vast wealth for themselves, and double their average life span. But are they smart enough to solve the problems of the 21st century?
Thomas Homer-Dixon
Those who have high business acumen display specific, identifiable cognitive skills that permit them to perform better than their peers. Once we understand that street smarts is skill-based, we can measure it, compare it, and improve it in the general population.
Justin Menkes
Empire of Deception is a sure thing–a book guaranteed to entertain and make you rich (in knowledge, that is). Dean Jobb has found a fascinating yet little-known jazz-age tale and told it with style and smarts. Get in on the action.
Jonathan Eig
Your criticism sounds to me as if you have read too many critical books and are too smart in an artificial, destructive, and very limited way.
Flannery O’Connor
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Brian Kernighan
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake.
W. C. Fields
You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your femininity.
Priyanka Chopra
This idea of having back-up plans is ingrained into us to make us believe that that’s the smart thing to do.
Lilly Singh
I cheated a lot, because I just couldn’t sit and do homework. I usually sat next to someone extremely smart.
Leonardo DiCaprio
…Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m glad I had a second chance in life like you said to be smart because I learned a lot of things that I never knew were in this world, and I’m grateful I saw it even for a little bit.
Daniel Keyes
I get worried for young girls sometimes; I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and weird and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled.
Amy Poehler
The knock on [Chris] Christie was always the I guy that he was – I felt inordinately talented politician, a smart and in some ways very capable human being, with a personality given toward authoritarianism and bullying and ethical corner-cutting.
Chris Hayes
I think my strength is to do a take all the way through. I am definitely not someone who can do a sprint. Maybe I am not that smart, but it takes me a while to find the moment, and I like to be pushed toward it.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Johannes Cabal would kill me for saying this, but he’s my favorite Zeppelin-hopping detective. The fellow has got all the charm of Bond and the smarts of Holmes–without the pesky morality.
Daniel H. Wilson
My mom’s a chemist, so she’s pretty smart.
Lucas Till
I was an incredibly misanthrope. I couldn’t relate to people my age, and I’m not sure why, as I wasn’t particularly smart or interesting
Laura Marling
I think you can be smart and directed and focused, without being obnoxious, and get plenty done.
Bill de Blasio
With American Morons, Glen Hirshberg confidently shoulders his way through the generational pack to claim his rightful place on the summit. These stories are smart, challenging, ripe with feeling, expansive in every way: Horror as it should be writ, and as only the best and most expressive can write it.
Peter Straub
People do have a – people, unlike politicians, are allowed to change their minds. People are allowed to look back and say, you know what, all things considered, I don’t think that was the smart move.
Chris Matthews
You got a man? That’s somethin we will talk about.
He’s smart enough to have ya, but dumb enough to let ya out.
LL Cool J
Well, that’s why smart people get tripped up with worry and fear. Worry…fear…is just a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed in each of us. Because we are smart and creative, we imagine all the things that could happen, that might happen, that will happen if this or that happens. See what I mean?
Andy Andrews
When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing. You are all here because you are smart. And you are brave. And if you add kindness and the ability to change a tire, you almost make up the perfect person.
Amy Poehler
I’m terrible at relationships. I consider myself to be smart and a good mother but it’s taken me this long to realise you don’t have to marry a guy after three days or dump him.
Sheena Easton
I just need to be in a position where I can control the ball, make smart decisions, and do what I’m coached up to do.
Carson Palmer
Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.
Solanus Casey
When you’re an outsider or a misfit, if you play it smart, your motto should be, ‘I’ll show ’em. I will show you.’
Wendy Williams
I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They’re all artists.
Bob Saget
“What kind of world do we live in? Why are we applauding this guy’s abs?” I mean, no offense to Michael Phelps. We like him. But he’s not smart. He hasn’t invented anything or saved people’s lives. He’s a guy with abs, and we celebrate these abs.
Mark Haskell Smith
Their stupidity does not amaze me, its when they’re smart that amazes me. It’s baffling whenever you find someone who’s smart – incredible. Soon you’ll have zoos for such things.
Frank Zappa
I look for fun and smarts – a witty, strong sexy woman.
Josh Dallas
You don’t have to be really good anymore to get good results. What’s happening with Chess is that it’s gradually losing its place as the par excellence of intellectual activity. Smart people in search of a challenging board game might try a game called Go.
Hans Berliner
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Scott Adams
Robots will someday, or maybe, wake up. They may be really smart. They may be as creative, smart and capable as human beings, and fully conscious, and self discerning with free will.
David Hanson
Failure comes from ego, greed, envy, fear, imitation. I have success not because I am smart, but because I am rational.
Warren Buffett
Is there anyone out there who is the next Steve Jobs? I think Jeff Bezos is pretty close. He is very smart. He is extremely creative. He has completely reinvented the way in which commerce is done online.
John Sculley
I’ve been smart with my money and own a property in London so I’m very happy, and I’ve got a nice car.
A. J. Pritchard
I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly.
Mike Myers
We’re just animals, creatures smart enough and unlucky enough to have figured out we’re alive, and we’re going to die without ever knowing any purpose. We can pretend all we want and we can wish all we want, but that basic existential fact remainsВ—we can’t know.
James Redfield
Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I’m realistic about the success I’m having and how quickly it can go away. What’s important is to be smart about it.
Matthew Perry
People are thrown off by someone who looks feminine, but is also strong. It’s not that pretty girls aren’t smart, it’s that women aren’t strong.
Padma Lakshmi
Intelligent too, ooh you my sweetheart. I’ve always liked my women book and street smart. Long as they got a lil’ class like half days and the confidence to overlook my past ways.
What a piece of garbage this smart car is. There’s a commercial – the smart car has zero percent interest for six years. Well, good, I got zero percent in six years in buying this smart car. I’ll tell you that much. I mean, it’s ridiculous. My buddy has a smart car, totaled it. He hit a deer tick.
Larry the Cable Guy
Scoring comes from being able to preserve what you’ve got and play your smart shots when you need to play them and not do stupid things and take advantage of things when have you them.
Jack Nicklaus
I just like working with smart people.
Edward Norton
Triple H the new Vince Kennedy McMahon. He smart to know who good for business.
The Iron Sheik
I’ve been waiting years to have a conversation with Franchesa [Ramsey]! She’s so funny and wicked smart. So that’s really going to be the experience it’s going to intelligent, layered, and hilarious.
Michaela Angela Davis
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
Natalie Portman
When I got out of the Navy… all those hotshots, the guys that were really smart and attractive and all that, guess where they were going? They were going into advertising. That was the hot thing then.
Julian Robertson
All my friends seem to be smart arses. Don’t ask me why. Like many things, it is what it is.
Markus Zusak
A Republican establishment member in the media would be David Brooks in the New York Times, the so-called conservative columnist. He’s basically a moderate. He favors big government if run by the people he thinks are smart. He’s not crazy about conservatives.
Rush Limbaugh
If I go to an awards ceremony, I wear a suit, of course I do. I am proud to be there. If there are young kids looking at pictures of me, I want them to feel that they should long for the opportunity to go somewhere really smart and wear a beautiful suit, rather than to reject that.
Tinie Tempah
As an actor it’s easy to be so self-critical, saying to yourself: “Am I good enough? Am I good looking enough? Am I smart enough?” Yet here I am, so I’m lucky.
Chris Pine
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein
Most men had rather say a smart thing than do a good one. John P. Kotter, Leading Change.
Josh Billings
The teenager begins to realize he or she really does want to be part of a community, really does want to have good relationships with others, really does want to create something truly good with his or her life. The teenager comes to understand just being smart and just being privileged are not enough.
Marianne Williamson
People, I am actually fairly smart. Why has this not occurred to anyone? The information is all out there, if you go looking for it, and the classified stuff just comes from analyzing the unclassified stuff and connecting the dots.
Tom Clancy
Well, I think that people are smart enough to understand the difference between a movie and real life.
Nick Cassavetes
I think the gay community should get smart and drop the word marriage. Do you really need to change every right-wing Christian to make sure you get your equal rights? Eyes on the prize, we should be sticking to getting equal rights.
Ani DiFranco
I’m not anti-Muslim, I’m not anti-immigration; I’m saying we’ve got big problems in our cities. It’s not very smart to make the problem bigger by letting in millions more immigrants from rural Muslim cultures that don’t assimilate.
Pim Fortuyn
It’s important for women to embrace their beauty and sexuality. Females are victimized and made to feel ashamed of their bodies, or they can’t be smart and beautiful, and I try to work against that.
Melina Matsoukas
Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb. If we win, it’ll be because of the president. And if we lose, it’ll be because of me.
Karl Rove
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
I’ve produced things myself, I was like telling the producers how to do the show. They really didn’t appreciate that, they just wanted a dumb rocker on the show and they got some guy telling them how to do their job. So being too smart can get in the way.
Dee Snider
There’s a difference between what I call a dumb ghost and a smart ghost. The smart ghost is Hamlet’s father – you know, he says, “Get revenge, my son!” That’s incredibly rare. It’s much more the grey lady in the same place everyday, moving across the floor.
Peter James
The phrase booze and mischief left me worrying I’d stumbled into what my mother referred to as “the wrong crowd,” but for the wrong crowd, they both seemed awfully smart.
John Green
You need to be smart about what you put in your body.
Stacy Keibler
It was amazing. You don’t have a choice but to play your best. They force you do do that because
they’re smart and that’s the fun part for me, I’m being challenged to think faster and be creative.
Sidney Crosby
A fantastic, gleeful, chrome-plated-slick debut of a novel. In Jonathan Chase, Markham has created the perfect cliche-shattering super spy while honoring the progenitors. Dangerously sharp, and genuinely fun-and very, very, very smart. I want more books like this. I want more books from the mind of Mr. Markham!
Greg Rucka
You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
Warren Buffett
I don’t need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It’s very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.
Kate Walsh
If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat
George Bernard Shaw
Anyone with a smart phone is a potential eyewitness cameraman capturing and transmitting stories at speeds that turn Reuter photos and traditional reporting into, well… yesterday’s news.
Harvey Fierstein
I was very young when we got married and I don’t know why it worked out like it did or how I was smart enough to know that this was the right guy, but somehow I got lucky.
Kyra Sedgwick
You don’t have to be dead to write a classic, and you don’t have to be literary to be smart.
Lisa Scottoline
I just like boys who are good-looking, really! I like people who are tall with a good sense of style. My faves are the indie look, the smart look or the surfer look.
Pixie Lott
I think my favorite is Honor Blackman because she is classy and she is British. With Bond, I love how British it is actually. She is classy and clever and smart and sharp.
Gemma Arterton
Philosophers are smart, analytical, and skeptical. For these reasons they are relatively unbiased.
Dale Jamieson
You don’t learn from smart people,
you learn from idiots.
Watch what they do, and then don’t do it!
Rudolf Wanderone
Success is not just about being a hard worker, it is about becoming a smart worker.
Manushi Chhillar
I learned the hard way. When I started hitting home runs, I thought, I can hit these pitches. Then I started thinking, if I can do this, I can hit the pitch four inches outside or four inches up. I expanded the zone and got myself out. Pitchers are smart. If they find out they don’t have to throw strikes, they won’t.
Carlos Delgado
Squirrel brains make you smart.
Kay Robertson
Sometimes it’s smart to be scared.
Cynthia Lewis
We need to believe that we can achieve progress in fixing our broken immigration system, prioritizing smart border security investments, cracking down on those who are trafficking and smuggling, and relieving the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern border.
Abigail Spanberger
Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting.
Tucker Carlson
The powers that be don’t want athletes or boxers to become as smart as they are.
Bernard Hopkins
I don’t know if many people realize that Dolph Lundgren is a chemical engineer. He’s not a dumb blond guy. This guy is smart and he’s a martial artist.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
A smart couple with a healthy financial relationship is always talking about money and how they’re handling it. If there’s a medical emergency or a job loss, talk about it. If there’s a windfall, talk about it. Your financial situation is a constantly changing thing.
Michelle Singletary
I want girls to feel the confidence you get from being smart.
Danica McKellar
I’d really like to see smart sex writing, writing that can take sex apart and try to put it back together, that doesn’t just put a box around “sex writing” and give it glaring neon lights but assumes that sex is part of everything else in our lives.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
I like to think I’m pretty smart with what I was able to do academically, but whenever I get on the field I turn into the Incredible Hulk and I am unstoppable.
Robert Griffin III
If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do
Lewis Carroll
It is never smart, even in a strong democracy, to declare some debate off limits. In a weakening democracy it is catastrophic.
Naomi Wolf
I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don’t see enough of that.
Portia de Rossi
I love the interplay with other smart and creative people who have got better ideas than I do and that I can bring something to, as well.
Rick Heinrichs
Smart technologies are not just disruptive; they can also preserve the status quo. Revolutionary in theory, they are often reactionary in practice.
Evgeny Morozov
That’s what I think is smart about ‘Durham County.’ It’s not derivative of anything American. It’s more in the vein of the BBC miniseries I grew up with.
Michelle Forbes
The kitchen is the most valuable room in the home, so a smart kitchen reno will bring great return on investment.
Scott McGillivray
Most pitchers are too smart to manage.
Jim Palmer
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I like constructive criticism from smart people.
I should practice what I preach. It’s a lot easier to show and teach people how to love themselves than it is to do it yourself. I still struggle with it sometimes. I wish sometimes I could always feel that I’m good enough, smart enough and gosh darn it, people like me!
Pandora Boxx
After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.
Eddie Murphy
Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.
Ben Horowitz
The good news is hopeful doesn’t mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn’t mean smart.
Sarah Silverman
It’s really wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people.
Marissa Mayer
You are never as smart as you look when you win and you are never as dumb as you look as you lose.
David B. Axelrod
The measure of and self-congratulation for our own intelligence should have its basis in our moral behavior as well as our smarts.
April Gornik
With the Internet and social media being a huge part of today’s culture, I think it’s super important to promote staying smart online.
G. Hannelius
When I was in college I started writing prose, because a very smart professor asked me what I like to read and I said, “Novels,” and she said, “You should be writing them then.” Memoir never even occurred to me. I think I was afraid of nonfiction and I was afraid of navel-gazing, and of being seen.
Melissa Febos
I like a girl who’s smart, they have to be able to grasp witty sarcasm.
When I was a kid we were so poor, if I hadn’t been a boy I wouldn’t have had anything to play with.
Rodney Dangerfield
Essentially, we humans live well enough and long enough, and are smart enough, to generate all sorts of stressful events purely in our heads.
Robert M. Sapolsky
Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you’ll win. That if you start describing what you favor as a ‘moral value’ – ‘affordable health care is a moral value’ etc., – then you’ll appeal to red-state voters.
Eric Liu
Part of what being a great founder is, is being both able to hold the belief, to think about where it is you want to be doing and want to be going, but also be smart enough that you are essentially listening to criticism, negative feedback, competitive entries.
Reid Hoffman
I sure do miss that woman. Smart. Funny. Sweet. She never gave me a moment’s trouble.” “Gosh, I’m sorry about that. I knew it was boring between you two, but not that bad.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Maybe the only significant difference between a really smart simulation and a human being was the noise they made when you punched them.
Terry Pratchett
Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You’re not owed anything… No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.
Bobbi Brown
To put all of your eggs in one basket is silly. We did that for a long time and I don’t think it’s very smart.
John Kasich
I will not support putting American soldiers into Iraq as an occupying force. I don’t think that is in our interest, and I don’t think that would be smart to do. In fact, I think that would be a big red flag waving for ISIS to reconstitute itself.
Hillary Clinton
I read a lot of history. The passive Jews in Germany didn’t survive. The smart ones got out.
Paul Mooney
I have to admit that Christina is good—though I don’t like giving credit to Candor smart-mouths—and so is Peter—though I don’t like giving credit to future psychopaths.
Veronica Roth
Right now I’m trying to help my sister with her school situation, ’cause she’s real smart. Besides me, my other brother’s a lawyer… my parents stressed education a lot.
Wyclef Jean
As we grow up in more technology-enriched environments filled with laptops and smart phones, technology is not just becoming a part of our daily lives – it’s becoming a part of each and every one of us.
Adora Svitak
I was a Sedgewick without the smarts. It infused its way into me and I feel like it formed my character in a big way because of what I was exposed to.
Rob Morrow
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous.
Ashton Kutcher
Smart on Crime says if you commit violent crimes, you should go to jail, and go to jail for extended periods of time. For people who are engaged in non-violent crimes – any crimes, for that matter – we are looking for sentences that are proportionate to the conduct that you engaged in.
Eric Holder
It only takes one mistake and nothing else you ever do will matter. No matter how hard you work or how smart you become, you’ll always be known for that one poor choice.
Chuck Palahniuk
Hillary Clinton, at the end of the debate, what you want viewers to say, yes, she’s smart, she’s knowledgeable, but she’s not a bad egg, you know? Not a bad egg is a pretty high compliment in American politics, given the toxic atmosphere in which we currently dwell.
Mark Shields
Over the years, a number of very smart people have learned the hard way that a long string of impressive numbers multiplied by a single zero always equals zero.
Warren Buffett
Social media and smart phones have become an inevitable part of our lives. We shouldn’t be under their control, which is wrong. It is mere stupidity, and we must be aware of everything around us.
Aishwarya Rajesh
I don’t think Emma Watson needs any advice. She’s an incredibly smart young woman who knows what she wants out of life and she has some great parents.
Ethan Hawke
The greatest management principle in the world is: ‘the things that get rewarded and appreciated get done.’
Michael LeBoeuf
I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete.
Angelina Jolie
I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.
I decided to be a smarter fighter. I already knew I was tough, so if I was smart and tough, I was more likely to be a champion.
Cub Swanson
It does not matter how smart you are if nobody knows what you are talking about.
Garrison Wynn
Building smart processes to streamline the workflow can make the work easier and the results more reliable, which keeps my head above water and my clients happy.
Mark Mason
I’m not going to change it, because I think Mitt Romney has proven to be not a smart person.
Donald Trump
The whole foundation of Christianity is based on the idea that intellectualism is the work of the Devil. Remember the apple on the tree? Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. You eat this apple, you’re going to be as smart as God. We can’t have that.
Frank Zappa
I’m certainly not very book smart, but I started traveling at 16, and it has enriched me in ways I could never begin to explain.
Hilary Swank
I don’t think you should talk while the movie was going on and say, ‘Oh, look at that – look how smart I was’ or ‘What a brilliant shot that is!’ I don’t believe in that.
Warren Beatty
The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“You know, Mouse,” Tabby said, “a brilliant cat like me should have smart friends; people who can count to more than four.” “I can count to more than four,” answered Mouse, very offended. “And I can do hard sums, and I know geography and history, and I can knit and …”
Ruth Park
I absorbed the lie that any smart woman would use birth control and be responsible for her body. Obviously that’s not true.
Molly Crabapple
I am increasingly convinced that people who have power are not necessarily smarter than others. Beyond a certain level of intelligence and level in the hierarchy, everyone is smart. What differentiates people is their political skill and savvy.
Jeffrey Pfeffer
I don’t like being called ‘macho.’ Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he’s smart. That’s smart in both senses: elegant and clever.
Andrea Bocelli
You know I don’t care if the world thinks I’m smart or not.
Joan Jett
My mother was a feminist and a divorcee who worked. She was very smart.
Alley Mills
Value yourself for what the media doesn’t – your intelligence, your street smarts, your ability to play a kick-ass game of pool, whatever. So long as it’s not just valuing yourself for your ability to look hot in a bikini and be available to men, it’s an improvement.
Jessica Valenti
The organizations of the future are filled with smart, fast, flexible people on a mission
Seth Godin
Most of my mentors and investors have been incredibly smart, thoughtful men. I’ve had the privilege of being mentored by some extraordinary men who saw something in me and took me more seriously than I knew how to take myself.
Jane Park
Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working.
John C. Maxwell
You know what a cubicle basically says? It basically says, like, ‘You know what? We don’t think you’re smart enough for an office, but we don’t want you to look at anybody.
Bill Burr
Somewhere along the line you have to trust someone. You’ve just got to be clever enough to pick someone who’s smart and wholesome and worthy-and then just listen to what they say.
David Joyner
Really, The smart thing to do was to stop dating and get a cat.
Jennifer Crusie
Question is, are you bozos smart enough to feel stupid?
I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.
Veronica Roth
I don’t know if it’s a very smart idea to admire the living.
Douglas Coupland
In today’s world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we’re only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough.
Elizabeth McGovern
It’s almost ingrained in people that, just like you can’t be a smart model, you can’t be a good-looking cook.
Giada De Laurentiis
What I really love about philosophers and psychologists is that they sound smart.
Yoko Taro
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Will Durant
Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions.
Connor Franta
My mom’s a chemist, so she’s pretty smart. I love technology and I can handle myself around a computer.
Lucas Till
Zimbabweans are so smart and witty and able to weave together tons of situations and experiences into terminologies that are just utterly original.
Danai Gurira
It’s a deep and all but certain truth about narcissistic personalities that to meet them is to love them, but to know them well is to find them unbearable. Confidence quickly curdles into arrogance; smarts turn to smugness, charm turns to smarm.
Jeffrey Kluger
Sometimes even a smart crowd will make a mistake.
James Surowiecki
I should do the things that make me feel cool and smart. As I get older, I’m realizing more and more that it doesn’t really matter if I’m good at it, it just matters that I try. My own effort, my own willingness, are becoming what’s appealing to me.
Lena Dunham
The Internet has no such organization – files are made available at random locations. To search through this chaos, we need smart tools, programs that find resources for us.
Clifford Stoll
I think that, as a black girl, you grow up internalizing all these messages that say you shouldn’t accept your hair or your skin tone or your natural features or that you shouldn’t have a voice or that you aren’t smart.
Amandla Stenberg
Odds are you’re going to like this lively spin on the true story of six MIT mathletes who broke the Vegas Bank. It’s a kick to watch Kevin Spacey and a gifted young cast use smarts to deal audiences a winning hand.
Peter Travers
I knew his life deserved a chance/But everybody told me to be smart/Look at your career they said/Lauren, baby use your head/But instead I chose to use my heart.
Lauryn Hill
You can work long, hard, or smart, but at you can’t choose two out of three.
Jeff Bezos
I really love having smart and important conversations on TV.
Robi Ludwig
Percy, we’re going to Polyphemus’ island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k…a C-y-k…” She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could’ve been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. “You know what I mean!
Rick Riordan
People say sometimes that I’m distracted. I’m not distracted. I’m being smart. I’m capitalizing while the iron is hot. That’s why I’m trying to do movies. I do the podcast. I do a radio show. I work on FOX. I have a gym; I have a lot of things going on. That’s because when I’m done, I want to be set up.
Michael Bisping
I get asked, ‘Who would you really like to work with?’ I’m already working with them. Smart, talented, funny people, good musicians, an extended family, good friends.
Christopher Guest
There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting!
George Carlin
I think that as a society as well, we need to be smart about what technologies we take up and how construe progress.
Jonathon Keats
No Pilar,” Agustin said. “You are not smart. You are brave. You are loyal. You have decision. You have intuition. Much decision and much heart. But you are not smart.
Ernest Hemingway
There are a lot of smart creatures out there. Dolphins, elephants, and whales are smart. And there are some really smart birds. I know some really intelligent fish. But they cannot know what humans know and are incapable of inflicting as much damage.
Sylvia Earle
Assume nothing. Inside every dumb blond there may be a very smart brunette.
Ann Landers
I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.
Tom Hanks
I’d just rather have a really sharp, interesting, smart gay son than some big dumb hetero meathead.
Smart hiring managers in the modern world should be asking, “How long can you concentrate on a task before you have to take a break?” I wonder how many of them do?
Kevin Drum
We want to avoid pain and have pleasure, so if our early attempts to achieve our dreams fail, we want to avoid the pain of future failure and rejection, so we stop trying and write it off with a broadbrush, “I’m just not driven enough, not well educated enough, not attractive enough, not smart enough.”
Tony Robbins
20-some years ago, I’d have a big old radio with a tape deck, and I’d hit record and try to get something down on the tape, but nowadays, I can use my handy little smart-phone; I sing into the app for voice memo.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself.
Ashley Tisdale
You’ve always got to be smart enough to go ‘Well they’re going to have to bring some of their own in’. We don’t want to be a monopoly where we get shoved out, it has to be symbiotic.
Sam Worthington
Always remember that if editors were so damned smart, they would know how to dress.
Dave Barry
He seems designed specifically for speed and deadly accuracy. But not strength, not particularly-he is smart, but not strong. Only strong enough to carry me.
Veronica Roth
I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.
Dennis Rodman
Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time… Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
Jean Baudrillard
I know this is going to sound really cheesy, but I have the coolest dad in the entire world. My dad is hilarious. He’s also strong, smart and makes me feel like he’s going to take care of everything. I think those are the qualities I look for in a boyfriend.
Lea Michele
[John Larroquette] is one of the smartest men I’ve ever met. He’s very cerebral and book-smart. He would say things and I’d have to go look them up, thinking, “That can’t be true!” And they’d be true.
Julie Benz
Transparency is all about letting in and embracing new ideas, new technology and new approaches. No individual, entity or agency, no matter how smart, how old, or how experienced, can afford to stop learning.
Gina McCarthy
‘MacGyver’ of course, that’s probably my favorite show of all time because it was a guy who was so, so smart and could use his wits, and his technical know-how could get him out of any situation.
Rhys Darby
Reese Witherspoon. She’s sophisticated enough that you just like her. You like her and she’s smart.
Don Bluth
I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.
Tom Cruise
No creature smarts so little as a fool.
Alexander Pope
Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won’t get much out of him, but with that other guy I can’t keep what I’ve got.
Lewis Blaine Hershey
The most important thing you can do when starting a business is surround yourself with smart people who know a lot more than you do in certain realms.
Lauren Bush
I don’t care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what’s not right is from experience.
Cameron Diaz
It really helped to have someone whose taste I really trusted who I knew was really smart and a really good writer. Sometimes I find it hard to judge my own work so it was good to have someone who could look at it. It was like, “Oh, she likes it, then it’s good.”
Kumail Nanjiani
I thought of several alec smart remarks, but you should humor crazy people when you’re at their mercy; it’s a rule.
Laurell K. Hamilton
To generalize is to be an idiot.
William Blake
If you were making poetry out of convictions – trying to convince other people – you were in the territory of rhetoric, and that wasn’t the territory of poetry. I think that’s pretty smart. I think that it doesn’t need to be altogether true, but that was my starting place.
Robert Hass
We all have brains and we’re all really smart people, but the underlying reality is that we’re really just animals and sometimes animal instinct takes over your capability to really think things through.
Cristian Machado
I learned over the years that it’s easy to appear smart referencing things that people don’t know.
Harold Ramis
I play dumb like Jessica Simpson plays dumb. But we know exactly what we’re doing. We’re smart blondes.
Paris Hilton
I was raised with the idea that if you’re not smart enough to do science you can do politics.
Michael Crichton
I love characters who are clever and smart, and you have to run to catch up with. I think there’s something very appealing and rather heroic in that.
David Tennant
Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different… to think out of the box.
Walter Isaacson
I love a smart girl and a girl who loves her family!
Lil Romeo
The most beautiful girl in the room not only gets the guy, she lands the job, gets better service at a restaurant, rises through the social ranks before her friends. Doors open for the beautiful woman that may not for a female who is twice as smart but half as beautiful.
Amanda de Cadenet
When writing a novel, I’m not smart enough to know how to foreshadow something if I don’t know what it is.
John Irving
I never took my SAT’s. I never applied to college. I moved right out here and jumped into the thick of things. Whether that was the smart move or not, I’m sitting here talking to you now, so it paid off.
Scott Foley
Every single negative can lead to a positive. Any negative situation… don’t get too down about it – you’ll work it out. You learn it as you go along. You don’t get smart at 17. You just don’t unless you’re one of a billion. it will happen over time and it’s the getting there which will be the most fun.
Simon Cowell
What Strider thinks of himself “He was too intense, too jaded, too warped and too…everything for most women to take for long. But so what. He was made of awesome. Anyone who couldn’t see that wasn’t smart enough to be with him, anyway.
Gena Showalter
I’m smart enough to realize that the world does not stop and change because I want it to.
Darren Lynn Bousman
A lot of women get out of the business because it’s so not family-friendly. And so women that could be in there making good women-roles don’t do it, ’cause they’re smart and get out.
Joan Cusack
There are some situations from which one can only escape by acting like a devil or a lunatic.
George Orwell
Stupid people surround themselves with smart people. Smart people surround themselves with smart people who disagree with them.
Aaron Sorkin
We’re all human beings, but some of us are more sophisticated at covering our flaws. We’re just smart enough to lie to ourselves that everything is OK.
Mehmet Oz
It’s more complicated than that. I know them. They’re not evil or cruel. They’re not even smart. Hurting them, it’s like hurting children.
Suzanne Collins
Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office. That’s what Jesus would do.
Mike Huckabee
I hate to say this, but at the time, (late 70’s) it was like the smart people liked punk and the dumb people liked Journey.
Howie Klein
Imagine a world where everything that can be connected will be connected – where driverless cars talk to smart transportation networks and where wireless sensors can monitor your health and transmit data to your doctor. That’s a snapshot of what the 5G world will look like.
Ajit Pai
I was not too smart and constantly mouthed off and didn’t know anything.
Gil Kane
My favorite subject was recess. Fortunately for me, I had a mother who believed I was smart.
Benjamin Carson
The way to do good basic design isn’t actually to be really smart about it, but to try to have a few basic concepts.
Linus Torvalds
If we’re so smart and so much better than all the animals, and man rules the world, why can’t we just change all the time from, like, a caterpillar to a butterfly?
Miley Cyrus
Big news from last night’s Republican debate, you guys. It turns out George Bush was actually the smart Texas governor.
Jimmy Fallon
School bored me. Being educated and being intelligent are two different things. I thought I was smart enough. And I wanted to be an entertainer. I stopped going to school as a way of saying I was mature, a way of saying I was going to choose who I was going to become.
Djimon Hounsou
Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.
Alfred Hitchcock
It startled him even more when just after he was awarded the Galactic Institute’s Prize for Extreme Cleverness he got lynched by a rampaging mob of respectable physicists who had finally realized that the one thing they really couldn’t stand was a smart-ass.
Douglas Adams
What is with waiters who don’t write anything down and memorize your order instead? Are you trying to impress me or something? If you were that smart you wouldn’t be a goddamn waiter in the first place.
Aaron Karo
I think anybody who doesn’t think I’m smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.
George W. Bush
If you’re surrounded by idiots, you’re the unpopular one and the odd one out because idiots don’t like smart asses.
Ricky Gervais
The more attention we can devote to helping developing leaders tune in to their core values – drawing on their real experience and their true aspirations in life – the more likely it is they’ll make smart choices about how and where to invest their talents.
Stewart D. Friedman
Being smart can make happiness elusive. Being REALLY smart can help you find it in more places than most.
Brandon Mull
I love spending time with my grandkids, and Taimur is the youngest, so everyone is so fond of him. He is not cranky, but a bit naughty and, yeah, smart, too.
Randhir Kapoor
Humans are just barely intelligent tool users; Darwinian evolutionary selection stopped when language and tool use converged, leaving the average hairy meme carrier sadly deficient in smarts.
Charles Stross
There’s no such thing as ‘hard sell’ and ‘soft sell.’ There’s only ‘smart sell’ and ‘stupid sell.’
Leo Burnett
This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed utterly acceptable to take smart, successful women and reduce them to beauty pageant contestants.
Hadley Freeman
Thoughtful, energetic, smart, determined. I tried to own and further those qualities and often mustered them up when they were dormant and something wasn’t going my way.
Amy Richards
My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way. I’m happy that when I was younger, people protected me and put me in a position where I can now control my music.
Miley Cyrus
Barack Obama is clearly a smart guy, talented.
Stephen Baldwin
May we now all rise and sing the eternal school hymn: “Attack. Attack. Attack Attack Attack!”
Danny Baker
I have surrounded myself with very smart people.
Dolly Parton
Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you? Old too soon…smart too late.
Mike Tyson
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.
Byron Dorgan
I never met anyone who didn’t have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?
Fran Lebowitz
The best way to honor someone who has said something smart and useful is to say something back that is smart and useful. The other way to honor them is to go do something with what you learned.
I do not think everyone is created equal. In fact, I know they’re not. [The Constitution] means that everyone should have the same laws as everyone else. It doesn’t mean that everyone’s as smart or as cute or as lucky as everyone else.
Fran Lebowitz
There is no place for fear. Stay informed, but also be smart enough to decipher what is noise and what is real. Always remembering that love can cast out all hate. I have made a commitment to teach my son love, self-respect, the way of the world and boundaries.
Kelly Rowland
Smart people, often times, are miserable people.
Sean Evans
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!
Ashton Kutcher
The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can’t even spell. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I’m smart, but you can’t prove it on paper.
Ron White
My father was a dreamer – my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady’s handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: ‘Don’t end up like me.’
Alan King
You have to be smart. The easy days are over.
Robert Kiyosaki
One of the most stupid things to do is to pretend you are smart. When you pretend to be smart, you are at the height of stupidity.
Robert Kiyosaki
Systematic decision review also shows executives their own weaknesses, particularly the areas in which they are simply incompetent. In these areas, smart executives don’t make decisions or take actions. They delegate.
Peter Drucker
Much knowledge will corrupt the heart,/When partly understood,/And so the people grow too smart,/But neither wise nor good.
Today’s devices blurt out the absolute truth as they know it. A smart device in the future might know when NOT to blurt out the truth.
Genevieve Bell
We use only 10% of our brains… Imagine how smart we would be if we used the other 60%!
Ellen DeGeneres
My mama is my best friend. We have fun, we can talk about anything, she always is on my side but really quick to tell me when I’m wrong. That’s a true friend. She’s loyal, smart, witty and intelligent. She loves family and loves to travel. All the things I love!
Reba McEntire
The future economic success of Silicon Valley will be contingent on whether we have a good quality of life. World-class workers will only want to come to a world-class living environment.
Carl Guardino
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Napoleon Hill
My first-grade teacher told me I was the dumbest student she ever had. She did me a favor. If she told me I was very smart, I wouldn’t have tried to improve.
Ernest Gallo
Bezos is super smart; don’t get me wrong. He just makes ordinary control freaks look like stoned hippies.
Steve Yegge
I’m a big fan of ‘Glee.’ I think it’s really smart. And I think it’s well-timed. But you can’t not be surprised at the reception this show’s received. It’s really something else.
Cory Monteith
I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, ‘Mr. President, here’s what’s on my mind.’ And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device, I decide, you know, I say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’
George W. Bush
Mike’s (Tyson) punch is like an atomic bomb in that it is relative to nature. Both have no value unless you have a means of conveying it to the target. He is boxing-smart.
Cus D’Amato
I wanted a T-shirt that says ‘USA National Team’. It turned out to be a very smart decision.
Mark Warkentin
No guy in the history of America has ordered a Smirnoff Ice at a bar without hating himself a little.
Jay Black
I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage otherwise I don’t feel smart enough.
Chris Martin
I went to school, I went to college. I know how to read. Even though I lack common sense sometimes, I am book smart.
Nicole Polizzi
Maybe we need to re-engage our smart, energetic youth around the world to be farmers and find fresh, green technologies that will feed the world more fresh greens.
Ellen Gustafson
Jews were, are, and will remain ideological dope dealers smart enough not to smoke their own stash. They sell equality heroin to you, but they never inject it themselves.
Alex Linder
In the developed world, we are surrounded by electronics – from the computers on our desks to the smart phones in our pockets to the thermostats in our homes to our data in the virtual cloud.
Joe Kaeser
I’ve never been able to learn from other people’s mistakes – I’m not that smart – so I usually learn by trial by fire.
Shia LaBeouf
I decided to take part in the Smart campaign because the fans in the Philippines are the warmest in the world.
Hyun Bin
I’m not nearly smart enough or imaginative enough to tackle the novel form. Never happen.
Mary Karr
No man is smart, except by comparison to those who know less
E. W. Howe
We are taught that the body is an ignorant animal intelligence dwells only in the head. But the body is smart. It does not discern between external stimuli and stimuli from the imagination. It reacts equally viscerally to events from the imagination as it does to real events.
Gloria E. AnzaldГєa
The blockchain allows our smart devices to speak to each other better and faster.
Melanie Swan
You have to appreciate the spiritual component of having an opportunity to do something as wondrous as writing. You should be practical and smart and you should have a good agent and you should work really, really hard. But you should also be filled with awe and gratitude about this amazing way to be in the world.
Susan Orlean
Everyone thinks I’m a smart arse who can solve any bloody problem. I’m not. I’m just a very old businessman and a very experienced businessman who made every mistake in the book and can recognise one when I see one.
John Harvey-Jones
Let me tell you, Barack Obama is the most down dude in the world, but he’s so smart; so articulate, such an amazing speaker; such a passionate man. He’s humble.
Marlon Wayans
I’m already suspicious of anyone who thinks he or she is smart enough to be president. You’d have to have some ego to believe that about yourself.
Andy Rooney
Faith is the only way we’re going to make it. None of us are smart enough to do it on our own.
Merle Haggard
I know people who are twice as creative as I am, twice as smart, but they didn’t do anything because they feared going into a room and opening their mouths. My parents told me to truly accomplish things in my life, there would be times I would have to stand alone. It may be scary, but that’s what it requires.
Queen Latifah
When I started the diamond business, no black person, period, was in it to do what we’re trying to do to change the industry. So I like to do things that I see clearly that are in my, you know, scope. And then, I had to figure how I get talented or smart business people around me to execute. That’s what I have to do.
Russell Simmons
People talk about smart sanctions and crippling sanctions. Ive never seen smart sanctions, and crippling sanctions cripple everyone, including innocent civilians, and make the government more popular.
Mohamed ElBaradei
My advice for other female directors is look for people who really appreciate your vision and are willing to genuinely support you. When it comes time to taking notes on various cuts, if you have a smart producer, listen to her notes!
Linda Hoaglund
Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do.
Chris Rock
Every time a U.S.A. Today slides underneath my door, it’s like they’re saying, ‘Hey, you’re not that smart, right?’
Hasan Minhaj
We know at lot more now than the ‘last time around the 1960s and 1970s – about how to work for smart schools… ‘ ‘The smart school finds it’s foundation in a rich and evolving set of principles about human thinking and learning.’
David Perkins
Fiona McCrae is a really amazing editor. Really smart and very astute about what a story needs.
Ru Freeman
I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.
Mitch Hedberg
I thought Rounders was a comic movie in its way. First time I directed a movie, I wanted to do a comedy. I don’t like things that are superficially one thing or another, mainly. My favorite comedies are really smart, too, and have a lot of levels to them as well.
Edward Norton
People, like large groups of people are stupid. Individuals are smart and can deal with things and can make things last and work, but when people get together in big crowds they’re stupid. They turn into sheep, then you have major situations.
Brandon Boyd
Sometimes things just fall out of your head on the paper, and if you’re smart, you learn not to touch them.
Laurie Halse Anderson
If we wait for conditions to go from good to perfect, we’ll just be waiting, waiting, waiting.
Bill Simon
I can be very polite, and I think that people can confuse that for all sorts of things… But I’ll take that over people assuming that I’m smart just because I’m short and rude.
Amy Adams
If you’re beautiful, you’re led to believe that you can’t also be smart. But you can be fun and fit and social and be really smart. And the smarter you are, the more capable you’ll be to handle whatever challenges come up in life.
Danica McKellar
I most fear stupid people. Stupid people will do anything. Truly smart people will do only what is logical for them to do.
C. J. Cherryh
My role isn’t to be politically smart. My role is to do what’s right under the constitution. And if that’s politically unpopular, so be it.
Rose Bird
[I]f the writer does his job right, what he basically does is remind the reader of how smart the reader is.
David Foster Wallace
We’re trying to teach artists that if you’re smart enough to develop the material, then you’re smart enough to market and promote the album too.
David Banner
There are very few new things in this world, very few. That’s why people that are young, if they’re smart, try to profit from the experience of an older guy so they won’t have to go through all the pain and suffering. But a certain amount of pain and suffer is good, because it makes a person think they’ve learned.
Cus D’Amato
The Pakistanis are straightforward and sometimes extremely stupid. The Indians are more devious, sometimes so smart that we fall for their line.
Richard M. Nixon
There are always answers. We just have to be smart enough.
John Green
In ten minutes, I’m thinking, ‘OK, you know what? I love these guys. They’re really smart, they’re really good, they’ve got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.’ But I didn’t like the part.
Eugene Levy
It doesn’t matter how many people adore you or how skinny, successful, smart, talented, funny, kind, or compassionate you are. None of it matters if you don’t see your wonderful self.
Amanda de Cadenet
Give your kid some credit for being smart – just because they read about something doesn’t mean they will do it.
Lauren Myracle
People love fast. When you’re fast people think you’re smart, think your products are of higher quality, think your management is of higher quality, think that you’re worth more and they’re willing to pay more money for it. So, I’m really big into speed.
Brian Tracy
By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Tabatha Coffey
It was the academic community who wired up their universities so it was put together by smart, well-meaning people who thought it was a good idea.
Tim Berners-Lee
In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it’s single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics.
Eliot Spitzer
I’ve always said that you were too smart to have a profession. Smart people are hopeless in the face of anything actual. They are terrible cooks. They cannot dress themselves. They are children who need guidance and protecting.
Heidi Julavits
Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service.
Gerard Arpey
You have no time for the prayer meeting, but you have time enough to be brushing your hair to all eternity; you have no time to bend your knee, but plenty of time to make yourselves look smart and grand.
Charles Spurgeon
Everyone can get a little sloppy with cash and it’s smart to notice. But what’s squeezing you is the big stuff you ladle onto your credit cards.
Jane Bryant Quinn
Addicts, as a group, generally score far above average o intelligence tests. Why? You tell me. I guess maybe we’re smart enough to have figured out how shitty things are and we decide addiction is the only way to deal with it.
James Frey
If the KKK was smart enough, they would’ve created gangsta rap because it’s such a caricature of black culture and black masculinity.
Jackson Katz
I am impressed with the innovation in the wireless marketplace. The Blackberry, the iPhone, the Pre, and other smart devices are breakthrough technologies that have helped revolutionize the wireless space.
Julius Genachowski
Children are very smart, in their own stupid way. A child’s brain is like a sponge, and you know how smart sponges are.
Steve Carell
I love working with smart-funny people.
Tom Bergeron
The smart way to improve broadband is not to junk the existing network but to make the most of it. It’s to let a competitive market deliver the speeds that people need at an affordable price with government improving infrastructure in the areas where market competition won’t deliver it.
Tony Abbott
If you’re a smart guy, you should really try to find out what women are thinking. I mean, we are 51 percent of the population.
Karin Slaughter
Humans. Sometimes they make chimps look smart.
Katherine Applegate
Republicans have to finally get smart and come together.
Donald Trump
Age certainly hadn’t conferred any smarts on me. Character maybe, but mediocrity is a constant, as one Russian writer put it. Russian writers have a way with aphorisms. They probably spend all winter thinking them up.
Haruki Murakami
I’m smart but not enough–just smart enough to have problems.
Ned Vizzini
The people green-lighting films or TV series often want household names, but the smart ones realize that there are lightning rods who can make things happen, and they aren’t necessarily the ones who are celebrated.
Gale Anne Hurd
The thing I like about our fans is that they are smart, they are good-looking and we can agree to disagree
Martie Maguire
When people want to sound smart, they add syllables to words, words to sentences, sentences to paragraphs, paragraphs to books. They try to make up in quantity and complexity what they lack in quality. That’s bullshit! They’re just hiding their bullshit!
Robert McKee
You don’t have to be brave or a saint, a martyr, or even very smart to be an atheist. All you have to be able to say is “I don’t know”.
Penn Jillette
I am so smart. I am so smart. I am so smart. S-M-R-T … Uh, I mean S-M-A-R-T.
Generally, I like to appear smart. I don’t admit being stupid when there’s any hope I’m not.
Michelle Sagara
Sometimes I feel like if two parents were given $100, and a child-free person was given $100, everyone would assume that the parents would invest their money wisely because they’re smart. And people like me would just go buy candy.
Jen Kirkman
When you live in America, it’s kind of insular – the news coverage that you get – unless you’re really smart about it and find more international news coverage. I’ve learned that from my husband. In the French culture, they talk politics.
Kim Raver
Doing something totally new is tricky. If you are second – and if you are smart – you can learn from the first person’s mistakes.
Esther Dyson
People are already p*ssed off at me because I’m athletic and beautiful; to be smart in addition to that… it’s like, too much.
Gabrielle Reece
Ice-T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.
Judd Nelson
Some guys are football smart and they’re not smart in other ways. Other guys get 1500 on their SATs and can’t get a double-team block right. No, that definitely, in my experience, sometimes it correlates, sometimes it doesn’t. I don’t think you just take it for granted.
Bill Belichick
Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks.
Aaron Sorkin
Smart snacking is an invaluable weapon against cravings and poor food choices. For me, this translates to three meals and two snacks a day, each containing protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
Harley Pasternak
I’d always ask my grandma, who was so, so smart, why she didn’t work, and she would explain that her parents didn’t approve of her working after she had children. She didn’t feel like she had choices.
Reese Witherspoon
I never wanted to be a businessman; I was a craftsman and good at working with my hands. At some point, I decided that this company is my best resource. Patagonia now exists to put into practice all the things that smart people are saying we have to do not only to save the planet but to save the economy.
Yvon Chouinard
I heard John Wells say something really smart, many years ago. He said, “Assume your audience is really intelligent. Assume that they are really smart, and tell your story that way.” So, for me, it’s about never assuming that they will go away because they’re not entertained.
Veena Sud
I want everybody to be smart. As smart as they can be. A world of ignorant people is too dangerous to live in.
Garson Kanin
Ninety percent of the research comes first. I mostly blunder around reading stuff and talking to smart people until an idea batters or oozes its way through to my narrative brain.
Scott Westerfeld
They call it the rope-a-dope. Well, I’m the dope. Ali just laid on the rope and I, like a dope, kept punching until I got tired. But he was probably the most smart fighter I’ve ever gotten into the ring with.
George Foreman
Palin is smart, politically skilled, courageous and likable. Her convention and debate performances were impressive.
David Brooks
If you’re ever making a television show, don’t cast smart actors because they are just a pain in the ass. The moment you start to bullshit them you’ve lost them, so you have to either know what you’re talking about or when you don’t talk to them.
Ray McKinnon
Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
Marsha Blackburn
Men Wanted for Dangerous Expedition: Low Wages for Long Hours of Arduous Labour under Brutal Conditions; Months of Continual Darkness and Extreme Cold; Great Risk to Life and Limb from Disease, Accidents and Other Hazards; Small Chance of Fame in Case of Success.
Ernest Shackleton
William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We’re very good friends. I adore him, but we’re very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.
Patrick Stewart
As you may have heard, the U.S. is putting together a constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we just give them ours? Think about it – it was written by very smart people, it’s served us well for over two hundred years, and besides, we’re not using it anymore.
Jay Leno
Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart.
Joe Biden
I still have a pretty lively audience in German and across Europe. And I continue to say, ‘Thank you, God,’ for making me smart enough to avoid getting hit by trucks and going out and finding myself an audience abroad. Which includes Asia – from Jakarta to Japan. Working hard at finding an audience abroad.
Al Jarreau
I’m the CEO. My job is to get out of the way. I work with smart people and trust they can accomplish their goals. So I make sure to focus on removing roadblocks for them and then resume getting out of their way.
John Fairclough
You’re only as smart as your ERA.
Jim Bouton
Do not let anyone tell you what you can be. Do not let anyone tell you that you are not good enough or smart enough. Remember that nobody is better than you. Everybody puts on their pants one leg at a time.
Farrah Gray
It’s always interesting to see what the real enthusiasts think, but they’re rarely representative of the tastes of the wider audience, so I tend to write for myself, for an imagined smart 14-year-old, and for a couple of friends who are still big comics fans.
Grant Morrison
I hate smart sales clerks. I said to one, What do you have in lingerie? She says, More than you’ll ever have!
Phyllis Diller
No one is as smart as all of us.
Seth Godin
Mom is always saying I’m a smart kid, but that I just don’t apply myself.
Jeff Kinney
The dumb-manager theory of business problems just didn’t hold water for me. There had to be a deeper reason why smart people would make decisions that lead to failure.
Clayton M. Christensen
I went to school with a kid who was so smart, the only time he got an answer wrong, they had to go back and change the question.
Gene Perret
I’m not a free trader, but I am a free trader, but I’m also a fare trader and a smart trader. I want to make sure that the United States gains something. So I think you would probably agree.
Donald Trump
No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.
Scott Adams
Racing is about discipline and intelligence, not about who has the heavier foot. The one who drives smart will always win in the end.
Garth Stein
I want to make smart choices.
Samantha Barks
There are some key elements to business being a success, and that’s a smart visionary and great management behind the people that are going to build it.
Rob Dyrdek
If I was a billionaire, I’d be smart with my money.
Bruno Mars
I never feel like a smug or a smart-alec film director, and there are plenty of those around.
Martin McDonagh
I’d pretty much debate anybody. I prefer to debate smart liberals. I’m not saying this about Stephen Colbert but, unfortunately, the most famous liberals generally aren’t the smartest ones. I have a list of the smarter liberals I recommend.
Ann Coulter
I’m glad I got a record contract, because all of a sudden everything you were doing before that made you a stupid person now makes you a smart person.
Nellie McKay
The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.
Kurt Vonnegut
Boxing has always been work to me, a job. If I could say anything to a youngster taking up boxing it would be to “be smart and not take a lot of punches”. It’s called the sweet science for a reason. Hit and not be hit, make a lot of money without taking a lot of punishment. That’s what it’s about.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
No way can you ever, ever, ever evidence confusion, concern, lack of understanding. You have to be in charge. You are the guy. You have to be cooler than cool, smarter than smart.
Gene Kranz
Diverse groups of problem solvers outperformed the groups of the best individuals at solving complex problems. The reason: the diverse groups got stuck less often than the smart individuals, who tended to think similarly.
Scott E. Page
You’re not too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
Lawrence Kasdan
I have not the smarts or patience for political office.
Henry Rollins
I think that trade is an important issue. Of course, we are 5 percent of the world’s population; we have to trade with the other 95 percent. And we need to have smart, fair trade deals.
Hillary Clinton
I’d rather apologize than to be so timid as to never try to do anything smart or brave.
Lee Clow
I wanted to touch on how we look on each other. Good hair, light skin, you must be smart; if you’re black, you’re dark-skinned, you’re ugly. That really happens. This is something that started with slavery, when they divided the house, and it’s still a part of today’s society and things that we battle with.
I haven’t been paying attention to politics long enough to have really smart opinions.
Biz Stone
My dad was the first one who said, ‘You’re going to end up behind the plate because you’ve got a very good arm and you’re very smart when it comes to calling a game.’
Jorge Posada
I have noticed a common denominator among my smart and successful single friends, who tend to over-analyze and underestimate the opposite sex far more than their peers.
Lauren Iungerich
It’s as important to sell yourselves as much as the service. The business model’s going to change 50 times, and the market’s going to change, but you need to convince that investor that you are smart enough and excited enough about the opportunity that you’ll figure it out.
Dylan Smith
When the world is predictable you need smart people.
When the world is unpredictable you need adaptable people.
Henry Mintzberg
I was never into smart college boy music.
Gene Ween
Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Smart people underestimate the ordinarity of ordinary people.
Yukihiro Matsumoto
Compose aloud: poetry is a sound. Never explain- your reader is as smart as you. Your reader is not just any reader, but is the rare one with ears in his head.
Basil Bunting
Eating smart is all about having an awareness of your body. The most obvious way to do that is by seeing it. So when you’re trying to lose weight, spend more time wearing less. I don’t think I could eat a plate of nachos naked could you?
Marisa Miller
I think the Smart Car is awesome. The only problem is I’ve been on the freeway and felt like I was going to be blown away like a Tim Hortons coffee cup, so I may have to upgrade to a Mini Cooper – something a little stronger.
Elliot Page
Normally seven minutes of another person’s company was enough to give her a headache so she set things up to live as a recluse. She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace. Unfortunately society was not very smart or understanding.
Steig Larsson
Show your kids that needs and wants are two different things. The best way to teach our kids to be smart consumers – and savvy savers – is to model good behavior for them.
Jean Chatzky
I’d rather be Jack be smart, than Jack be quick. Watch out for the man with the big fat licking stick.
James Brown
The nice thing about Squirrel Girl is that she’s smart, and she looks for situations that don’t necessarily involve punching people all the time.
Ryan North
The stories are there first, and they come from my experiences wandering around in the world. They will resonate into bigger things, forces sweeping the planet, themes and archetypes, but I’m not smart enough to have lucid integration of all that in my head as I’m writing.
Bob Shacochis
The Daily Show writers are incredibly smart and very well plugged-in but occasionally they would need me for certain specific things, and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, I completely know how to do that; I can solve that problem,and then I’d be like, ‘Mom?
Aasif Mandvi
A smartphone is a computer – it’s not built using a computer – the job it does is the job of being a computer. So, everything we say about computers, that the software you run should be free – you should insist on that – applies to smart phones just the same. And likewise to those tablets.
Richard Stallman
It was a time of turmoil at colleges and universities. And I saw some very smart people and very privileged people behaving irresponsibly. And I couldn’t help making a contrast between some of the worst of what I saw on the campus and the good sense and the decency of the people back in my own community.
Samuel Alito
I can deal with Stalin. He is honest, but smart as hell.
Harry S. Truman
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been with very smart, knowledgeable Homeland Security experts who are essentially tasked with saving your life who do not trust you with information. They just don’t. They kind of dismiss the media and the public in one fell swoop.
Amanda Ripley
An integral approach is based on one basic idea: no human mind can be 100% wrong. Or, we might say, nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time. And that means, when it comes to deciding which approaches, methodologies, epistemologies, or ways or knowing are “correct,” the answer can only be, “All of them.”
Ken Wilber
The idiot was not a lot of thinking, which is an important move on. Smart people mostly think, consequently never stepped
Bob Sadino
Hugh consoled me, saying, “Don’t let it get to you. There are plenty of things you’re good at.” When asked for some examples, he listed vacuuming and naming stuffed animals. He says he can probably come up with a few more, but he’ll need some time to think.
David Sedaris
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Les Brown
Noah’s daughter is different from the girls of ‘Suburgatory.’ She goes to Brown, so she’s in college, and she’s very smart. And his wife is very much a very strong woman. She’s certainly in charge at his house. She’s Dallas’s polar opposite.
Alan Tudyk
The problem with Salafis is that they are religiously sincere and politically naГЇve. And they allow themselves to be supported by people who have no religious sincerity but who are politically very smart, especially when it comes to their economic interests.
Tariq Ramadan
Elon Musk is a very, very smart man, but there are a lot of smart people in this world, and you’ve got to execute. He’s got execution problems.
Steve Eisman
Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
My sister is dyslexic, and she’s so smart, so intelligent in all of the ways that matter.
Karin Slaughter
You can be this super-successful woman who’s smart and effective but still feminine. When I worked in finance, I didn’t always think that was possible.
Ruzwana Bashir
For those who say you’re thinking too big… be smart enough not to listen. For those who say the odds are too small … be dumb enough to give it a shot. And for those who ask, how can you do that?… look them in the eyes and say, I’ll figure it out.
Eric Schmidt
You will never be as smart as your subconscious.
Jill McCorkle
So sophisticated and smart, but our eyes tell us lies, or at best the truth in part.
Chris Murphy
I sometimes wish I weren’t as logical as I am and I wish I weren’t as smart as I am, because I’d be happy.
Rush Limbaugh
Some [people] are really smart. You know who you are. Some [people] are really thick. Unfortunately, you don’t know who you are.
Ricky Gervais
Now that we’ve transitioned to more Smart TVs, where people are broadcasting their cable box, I hope that Geek & Sundry is something that people will click on in the future, knowing that they’re going to get content that they love.
Felicia Day
I think I’m pretty smart on what I spend my money on. I still don’t have a new car, I drive my old car that I’ve had forever. But I bought a house in downtown Chicago.
Chris O’Donnell
Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskoph had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times.
Joseph Heller
You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you.
Jessica Valenti
Congress is full of good, decent, smart people who have devoted their lives to public service.
Jonathan Haidt
I like a funny girl. Smart. Talented. I like someone who is good at music – that always intrigues me.
Tom Felton
Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.
Guy Kawasaki
My mother is one of those very unusual, superb human beings-she’s innately strong and incredibly smart. She created an environment for me to explore who I was.
Charlize Theron
I often give my wife Carol scripts I’m offered and want her opinion – because she’s a really smart lady, and she’s got nothing to do with this business, so I get the audience’s point of view.
Scott Glenn
A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.
Zig Ziglar
The kind of women I’m interested in – they’re smart enough.
Penn Dayton Badgley
Look for when the environment is changing – the big shift now is mobile Internet. It’s really happening big-time. The way you interact with services on a smart phone compared to the Web is quite different, so there’s a huge opportunity.
Niklas Zennstrom
McVay is a great coach and I think that he’s smart.
Aaron Donald
You could be disqualified for a job [at Harvard] if you were either smart or Jewish or Keynesian. So what chance did this smart, Jewish, Keynesian have?
Paul Samuelson
Boo-hoo. Help me, I’m a girl. What kind of modern woman are you? A smart one.
Eoin Colfer
I know is that the response [for Difficult People ] has been really great. I think it’s for smart people. I think it’s for people who obviously care about pop culture or know about it, even if it’s to a fault. I think it’s for outsiders.
Billy Eichner
Life gets harder the smarter you get, the more you know.
Katharine Hepburn
I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it’s like climbing a mountain or building a building. It’s a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself.
Ice Cube
I’m not a writer. I’m not smart. I couldn’t possibly even write my own story.
Zoey Deutch
Especially if you don’t have a job that’s providing fulfillment in your technical expertise, there is a lot of reward to working on a very smart and demanding community that will respect you and will give you leadership and authority based on what you do.
Mitchell Baker
I often went entire days without speaking – unable to get a word in over my inner taskmaster, who never shut up: “You fat, disgusting slob, you’ll never be thin enough, good enough, smart enough, tough or talented enough.
Aimee Liu
I’m arrogant enough to tell you that I’m smart enough to have scored higher on my Scholastic Aptitude Test than any US president whose SAT score has been made public. I even scored higher than ex-presidential candidate Al Gore, whose SAT score was so high, it was deemed as potentially off-putting to voters.
Jim Goad
Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States, lives in a mansion that uses more electricity than the average family’s bungalow! David Suzuki rides on a bus that uses more fuel than a Smart car to get across Canada! Oh my God! And this is just the tip of the vanishing iceberg!
Linwood Barclay
It’s happening: Lou Dobbs’ dream come true and Silicon Valley’s worst nightmare. We’re already seeing the reverse brain drain as smart immigrants take their U.S. educations and experience building companies and creating technology back to their home countries.
Sarah Lacy
I am extremely energized to be in the Senate, because the Senate is the only emergency brake on the Trump train right now. And we have to use that emergency brake in a smart way to keep him from hurting our country, our reputation, our values, and our citizens.
Tim Kaine
When someone isn’t smart enough to express their frustration, they use dirty words. Those are words that describe a lack of intelligence. Smart people don’t use those kind of dirty words, because they find it an insult to their intelligence.
Nouman Ali Khan
It’s disheartening to see the hate speech and the divisive behavior. But at the same time, I have to believe that smart people and good people of this country don’t give in to that.
Diane Guerrero
I like my jokes to be built on a foundation of ideas, or at least smart observations.
George Carlin
There are two kinds of climbers… smart ones and dead ones.
Don Whillans
All the smart money got they bets on me / And all the real niggas wish the best for me
Nipsey Hussle
Once upon a time there was a girl.” “Not a princess?!” “No, definitely not! She was too smart to be a princess. Tough too…Stronger than anyone realized.” “Does she live happily ever after?” “Shouldn’t there be something in the middle?” “I like to read the ending first.” (Wicked Lovely)
Melissa Marr
Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.
Erwin Rommel
I love trade. I’m a free trader, 100 percent. But we [the USA] need smart people making the deals, and we don’t have smart people making the deals.
Donald Trump
At what point in human history, when was the last time it was possible for any human being to know everything that was known at that time? For example, it is humanly impossible for any human being to know everything now. So how are we gonna define smart?
Rush Limbaugh
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell
Youre a rich man, why arent you smart?
Jacque Fresco
When we think about online learning, it’s such ‘early days.’ Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like, ‘Who’s every going to need more than 640K of memory?’
Reed Hastings
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Napoleon Hill
One of the great perks of being an actor is you’re only as smart as the job you’re in, you know, and you’re only as informed as the job you’re in, and you do become an expert, and you read all the books, but then there’s a part of, like, you move on.
Amy Ryan
There are two kinds of intelligence in this world. People who are Monopoly smart and people who are Trivial Pursuit smart… If you’re starting your own business, don’t even talk to me. But If you need to know who the lead singer of Kajagoogoo is, I’m your guy. His name is Limahl, by the way.
Christian Finnegan
Some are nice and some aren’t. Some are smart, and others are about as bright as a wet match in a dark cave. In other words, pretty normal.
Lisa Kleypas
In Florida I was illiterate, Boxing Authority didn’t want me, then they had a special psychiatrist to come to Kentucky, they checked and they didn’t want me. But as soon as my name was Mohammed Ali, as soon as I announced I was a Muslim, then all of a sudden I became smart.
Muhammad Ali
I’ll never forget my worst business decision. I bought a Nissan Pathfinder with my first signing bonus. I didn’t even have a place to live, but I bought a car. Not a smart move but, believe me, I learned from that mistake.
Terry Crews
In the end, the truth always wins out. It always does, no matter how many times you tell a story that isn’t true. In the end, the truth comes out. There’s either video evidence or photographic evidence. I think the American people are smart consumers.
Gayle King
I blame Jeb for letting you be such a smart aleck.” I stared at her. “I blame you for altering my DNA! I mean, I have wings, lady! What were you thinking?
James Patterson
Some people think they are such geniuses and just thought of that. They think they are so smart, like they say “All this talk about Kurt Vile and no one asks him where he got his stupid name from,” or, “No one asks where he stole his name from.” And I’m like, “Oh, you’re a genius.”
Kurt Vile
A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing and if you have the means why not play your part. Those who refuse your help are foolish, as we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart.
Julie Hebert
My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican – just because I think reporters are smart.
Jerry Springer
My favorite subject was recess. Fortunately for me, I had a mother who believed I was smart.
Ben Carson
I’ve been pretty lucky – or slothful – in that I’ve never been a ‘career builder.’ I take the jobs that come along that feel right, and that’s left me fairly open to all genres, really. But with ‘Caprica,’ the complex, dark and very smart script was the draw.
Eric Stoltz
I’m a smart enough person to know that I don’t want everyone to be cookie-cutter versions of the nine guys who wear Converse sneakers.
Mindy Kaling
I believe that software, and in fact entire companies, should be run in a way that assumes that the sum of the talent of people outside your walls is greater than the sum of the few you have inside. None of us are as smart as all of us.
Matt Mullenweg
You can’t be a smart cookie if you have a crummy attitude.
John C. Maxwell
I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit.
Jason Mraz
I don’t waste money on smart, expensive clothes.
Kirsty Gallacher
Soon, I’m going to meet somebody around my own age, and she’s going to be smart and beautiful, and I’m going to date her daughter.
Bob Saget
One of the keys to our present definition of good taste is that it is better to be kind than to be ‘correct.’ There is no situation in which it is smart to be nasty.
Millicent Fenwick
I wanted to be open. On the last project, “Affection,” I co-wrote everything. Sometimes, I think, it’s smart to step away and be open.
Jody Watley
If I could play any role in any musical, it would be Desiree in ‘A Little Night Music’ – Oh my, it is perfection. The character gets to be funny, beautiful, sexy and smart all at the same time and have two men fighting over her. The show is Stephen Sondheim at his absolute best… need I say more?
Nancy Allen
If I was smart enough to be a doctor, I’d be a doctor. I ain’t, so I’m a football player.
Dick Butkus
My mother is schizophrenic. I would love to be brave enough to learn more about it. I try to understand her, I try to be positive about it. She can be so absent and tired by her medication; sometimes she’s so lucid, funny, and smart.
Pom Klementieff
People are trying to be smart – all I am trying to do is not to be idiotic, but it’s harder than most people think.
Charlie Munger
A stupid person can make only certain, limited types of errors; the mistakes open to a clever fellow are far broader. But to the one who knows how smart he is compared to everyone else, the possibilities for true idiocy are boundless.
Steven Brust
I know you’re smart. But everyone here is smart. Smart isn’t enough. The kind of people I want on my research team are those who will help everyone feel happy to be here.
Randy Pausch
I’ve been described as a smart actor because I’ve attended college. Or I’ve been called an artsy jock. And I am thinking, ‘So, are actors supposed to be dumb?
Omari Hardwick
When I’m not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important.
Richard Madden
I’m always surrounded by smart talented people. I had talented partners. Stan Latham for one. Talent scouts.
Russell Simmons
Today’s smart marketers don’t sell products; they sell benefit packages. They don’t sell purchase value only; they sell use value.
Philip Kotler
You need not apologize for being brilliant, talented, gorgeous, rich, or smart.
Marianne Williamson
Smart, bold, and practical. I Will Teach You To Be Rich is packed with tips that actually work.
J.D. Roth
Every great business leader I’ve ever met, in addition to being very smart, very driven, they have this, ‘Why not me? Screw it, I deserve it, let’s go.’ And if you don’t have that, you can’t achieve greatness.
Donny Deutsch
But as it falleth, in the gentlest hearts Imperious love hath highest set his throne, And tyrannizeth in the bitter smarts Of them, that to him buxom are and prone.
Edmund Spenser
If you’re smart, you’ll think twice, when they start to sound off with advice.
Elvis Presley
Bill Bakula was my angel. In one moment in my life, he was sent by God to make me and my message of love be known. He was very smart. He was the master.
Walter Mercado
We have become so dependent on technology. I am not fond of technology myself, and I do not have a smart phone.
Shinobu Yaguchi
The nameless loser in Jay McInerney’s ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ is going to the dogs like a gentleman. He is too smart to blame anyone for the impasse he has come to, hip enough to know he does not know enough, too sophisticated to masquerade as an anti-hero.
Darryl Pinckney
I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
What I’m saying is individuals have better ideas if they’re connected to rich, diverse networks of other individuals. If you put yourself in an environment with lots of different perspectives, you yourself are going to have better, sharper, more original ideas. It’s not that the network is smart.
Steven Johnson
Follow Through is elegant, sure footed, smart—a nest of sticks that won’t stay sticks—a nest of sticks that snowballs—scary and marvelous.
Lucy Corin
There is something exciting about being in an environment in which it’s really cool to be smart.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
A.I. will make it possible for the Internet to directly engage people in the real world, through robotics and drones and little machines that will do smart things by themselves.
Jensen Huang
What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.
Stephen King
It’s important to be smart, but it’s also important to be active with your intelligence. The more you sit around over-thinking things, the more trouble you get into.
Alisa Valdes
Elephants are like humans. They are very smart, very logical.
Peter Beard
Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly. Play as often as you can Work as smart as you are able. Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on.
Frank Zappa
Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night. You have to be wise and smart. And quick.
Mariano Rivera
No matter what your dream is, you can make that dream a reality, … If you dream about being a millionaire, you can be that. All you have to do is study and be smart.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends.
The Mormons are very smart people. I know many Mormons.
Donald Trump
The White House, as Warren Harding said, and I think accurately, is an alchemist. We find out the strengths, the weaknesses and the smarts and the dumbs of whoever those occupants are under the pressure of the presidency.
Mark Shields
John Cryan and I worked together at UBS, and I think John is one smart, hardworking individual, and I wouldn’t bet against John. I wish him well.
Ken Moelis
We’re too smart to know there aren’t easy answers. But we’re not dumb enough to accept that there aren’t better answers.
Ann Romney
A typical smart phone has more computing power than Apollo 11 when it landed a man on the moon.
Nancy Gibbs
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
W. Clement Stone
Most people are poor not because they are not smart – most people are poor or struggle financially because they’re fearful of losing.
Robert Kiyosaki
If you’re in a popular TV show, you can attract attention, and I like to help focus that on stories that deserve to be told – which is what politicians do. But I would lose my autonomy, and to get things done I would have to compromise and get into the weeds of policy. I don’t know if I’m smart enough.
Tony Goldwyn
The great challenge is how to make smart, intelligent art that can speak to everybody.
Vik Muniz
The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
Gerrit Smith
You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
Tony Hillerman
Female Chauvinist Pigs is smart, alarming, and extremely funny. With nuance and humor, Levy has written both a convincing expos of sex and desire in contemporary America and an important cultural history. I’m giving a copy to my mother. And my sons.
Cathleen Schine
All that was clear that the profits to be had from smart people making complicated bets overwhelmed anything that could be had from servicing customers, or allocating capital to productive enterprise.
Michael Lewis
There’s something quite joyful about doing comedy which doesn’t really need much analysis. I’m not elitist. I like to do crowd-pleasing stuff which is a bit smart, but is just about belly laughs.
Steve Coogan
If Einstein was so smart how come people only call you ‘Einstein’ when you do something really stupid ?
Brian Regan
When I was 14 or 15, a camp counselor told me I was smart. I had never been very good in school, but he told me once that I was smart but my mind operated a little differently.
Alan Dershowitz
I would hope that Kanye [West] would be remembered for being smart and sticking to what he believes.
Kim Kardashian
Health care can be made more affordable for the poor without requiring major new scientific developments, just the smart application of current technologies. We have seen a $25 incubator and diagnostic instruments that are built tough, cheap, and reusable for the developing world.
Muhammad Yunus
We are smart and powerful enough to change our world as we need.
Timur Bekmambetov
It’s always better to be wise than to be smart.
Alan Alda
I remember being in the audition with Mark [Duplass] and I remember not being able to dominate him. He’s so smart and centered and grounded. I can’t do what I’d normally do to someone in this situation. I can’t get the upper hand in the scene. I was really impressed and excited about the possibility to work with him.
Jackie Schaffer
You can lose leverage, and it’s the only way a smart guy can go broke.
Warren Buffett
I find Donald Trump to be incredibly gracious, energetic, I mean the greatest compliment you can get from Donald Trump is not hey, that’s brilliant or that was really smart or great job. It’s you’re really high energy.
Kellyanne Conway
Being in The Fall isn’t like being in another group. It isn’t a holiday. A lot of musicians are really hard to deal with. They aren’t as smart as me.
Mark E. Smith
Smart property might be created by embedding smart contracts in physical objects.
Nick Szabo
I’m doing the same thing and it’s a hundred times bigger and a hundred times better. So if your going to make a computer game off a movie, is it going to be like “Avatar” where it’s going to be a prequel before Jake even got to the planet. You’ve got to be smart because audiences demand that.
Sam Worthington
I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
Maurice Gibb
You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago – I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York.
LeRoy Neiman
The government of Mexico is terrific. I don’t blame them for what’s happened. I don’t blame them for taking advantage of the United States. I wish our politicians were so smart.
Donald Trump
My dad was a hard worker, very dedicated to his family – very smart. Didn’t like to be told what to do. Kind of where I get my stuff from. One of the things that I’ve learned from my dad is – good or bad – is not to trust.
Bubba Watson
If you want to buy $10 of Ethereum and poke around with smart contracts, I encourage that. But use it as a technology, not as an investment, unless you know what you’re doing.
Olaf Carlson-Wee
Groups are only smart when there is a balance between the information that everyone in the group shares and the information that each of the members of the group holds privately. It’s the combination of all those pieces of independent information, some of them right, some of the wrong, that keeps the group wise.
James Surowiecki
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
TV is a different animal these days. You can bring together really smart writing and directing, in-depth character development and really meaty political and emotional stories.
Connie Nielsen
I am lucky to have had an attentive, curious and loving dad and heart-smart, down to earth, gifted mother. They changed the outlooks of their own lives and have never forgotten the people and organizations that helped them dream bigger than their circumstances should have allowed.
Jennifer Garner
I know, as an overachiever straight-A student in school, I always responded to smart, strong, women represented on screen.
Allison Scagliotti
I was trying to prove to them and to myself that I was still who I had always been. I was beautiful, if fat. I was smart, if loud. I was good, if ruined.
Alice Sebold
The thing that has helped me the most has been surrounding myself with a strong community of people with common interests and relevant knowledge – other directors, artists, crew talent, and smart and fun people in other fields.
Liza Johnson
I never knew any Jews until I got into show business. I’ve found them to be real smart and good workers.
Loretta Lynn
It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who never change.
I had lunch the other day with my niece, Emma, and she said, ‘You’re so smart, Aunt Julia.’ And I wanted to say, ‘I’m not smart – I’m 41! You’re 17!’
Julia Roberts
Was he smart enough? Introspective enough? Was it just enough to love him, or should I attach myself to someone who seemed farther ahead of me, someone smarter and more ambitious than me, who’d be sure to carry me along into the version of adulthood I thought I should be striving for?
Caroline Knapp
It is wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people. It challenges you to think and work on a different level. If you play with better players, you learn a lot: perspectives, intellectual arguments, new ways of thinking about things.
Marissa Mayer