Quotations About / On: SMART
Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. Élie in The Bridge of Beyond, p. 71, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
Be Good, Be Smart, Be Happy
(ME- To my kids, every day)
being smart doesn't always help you
(nothing, noone, nobody)
He who takes people for smart pays an expensive lesson.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Schmerling," Poems (1865).)
You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
(Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter, director. Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner), in Body Heat (film) (1981).)
The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. Trans. as Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths, "Lord, Forgive them ...," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 4 (1909).)
A Cherokee is too smart to put anything in the contribution box of a race that's robbed him of his birthright.
(Howard Estabrook (1884-1978), U.S. screenwriter. Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), Cimarron, explaining why Native Americans wouldn't contribute to the church's collection plate (1931).)
Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
(Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda), In Harm's Way (1965).)
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 (20th century), U.S. author. "Words Are Easy, Books Are Not," The New York Times (August 10, 1994).)
If to be masculine is to be smart, do let [woman] try; or are you afraid, if she has the chance, that a few of your laurels will droop?
(M.C. R., U.S. women's magazine contributor. The Revolution (March 19, 1868).)