Quotations About / On:
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).)
being smart doesn't always help you
(nothing, noone, nobody)
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).)
I personally believe that intelligence is situational, the smartest people make foolish decisions under harsh circumstances.
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).)
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).)
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).)
He who takes people for smart pays an expensive lesson.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Schmerling," Poems (1865).)
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.)