Quotations About / On: SMART

  • 21.
    He seems like an average type of man. He's not, like smart. I'm not trying to rag on him or anything. But he has the same mentality I have—and I'm in the eighth grade.
    (Vanessa Martinez (b. c. 1978), U.S. eighth-grade student. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 17 (June 1, 1992). Commenting on Vice-President Dan Quayle (b. 1947; Vice-President, 1989-1992) after he visited the Bret Harte Middle School in south-central Los Angeles, California. Quayle was often criticized as an unimpressive public speaker and as having mediocre intellectual ability.)
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  • 22.
    In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
    (Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
  • 24.
    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).)
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  • 25.
    The first indication of a young person's growing smarter is that he no longer understands the things which he used to consider quite intelligible and self-evident.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811).)
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