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Quotations About / On: SMART

  • 1.
    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).)
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  • 2.
    You're not smarter, Walter, just a little taller.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906) U.S. (Austrian born) film director, and Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author, screenwriter. Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), Double Indemnity, after Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) turns down Keyes's job offer (1944).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
    (Will Rogers (1879-1935), U.S. humorist. "Helping the Girls with Their Income Taxes," The Illiterate Digest (1924).)
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    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).)
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    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).)
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  • 7.
    He who takes people for smart pays an expensive lesson.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Schmerling," Poems (1865).)
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  • 8.
    If that's the world's smartest man, God help us.
    (Lucille Feynman, mother of American physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988). As quoted in Genius, part 6, by James Gleick (1992). Of her son, a Nobel laureate, after Omni magazine labelled him the world's smartest man.)
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  • 9.
    Often, we expect too much [from a nanny]. We want someone like ourselves—bright, witty, responsible, loving, imaginative, patient, well-mannered, and cheerful. Also, we want her to be smart, but not so smart that she's going to get bored in two months and leave us to go to medical school.
    (Louise Lague (20th century), U.S. editor and writer. The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom, ch. 4 (1995).)
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  • 10.
    I thought I seen some mean little gals in my time, but you're the meanest. You want to know how I know how mean you are? 'Cause I'm mean. I'm smart and I'm mean. And you're smart and you're mean. And you never get caught and I never get caught.
    (John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and novel by William March. Mervyn Le Roy. Leroy (Henry Jones), The Bad Seed, telling Rhoda that he's on to her (1956).)
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