Tell me I'm clever, tell me I'm kind. Tell me I'm talented, tell me I'm cute. Tell me I'm sensitive, graceful and wise. Tell me I'm perfect – but tell me the truth.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.joseph pulitzer
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.peter brimelow
An exquisite invention this, Worthy of Love's most honeyed kiss, This art of writing billet-doux In buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all one feels and thinks In clever daffodils and pinks; In puns of tulips; and in phrases, Charming for their truth, of daisies.leigh hunt
The really clever thing, in affairs of this sort, is not to win a woman already desired by everyone, but to discover such a prize while she is still unknown.
With all the clever brains in America it would be great to see more investment and focus on this essential research!louise burfitt-dons
This is a long tough road we have to travel. The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.
Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.livy
"My clever baton holds your unnatural sorcery in abeyance."jack vance
The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent MrToad.Kenneth Grahame
A conjuring trick with bones only proves that it is as clever as a conjuring trick with bones? A resuscitated corpse might be a resuscitated corpse and might be the sign of something, butthere isstill the questionof what it is the symbol of.David Edward Jenkins
Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later.john d. carmack
And I wanted to say to the mayor of New York all our concern, our admiration for what has been done after this drama, with such an efficiency, very full of clever and heart. I told him that in the French press, when they mention the mayor of New York, they say "mayor hero" (ph), which is a French expression equivalent to "Rudy the Rock".jacques chirac
He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.robert hall
Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things.Gene Roddenberry
God was a clever idea ... The human race came up with a winner there.j. g. ballard
She isn't very clever or very devout,... and she certainly empties the whole salt cellar into the stories she tells me. But I love her because she never lies.Georges Bernanos
Gaskell could not abide this indecorous version of his beloved linear progress theory. He could not bear to imagine that the grand procession from jellyfish to man, orchestrated by an ever-increasing mass of nervous tissue, once paused in its stately and orderly march toward human consciousness in order to execute a fancy little flip, a clever jig of inversion, just at the sublime and definitive moment of entrance into the vertebral home stretch.stephen jay gould
There was an attraction at first that Mr Baldwin should not be clever. But when he forever sentimentalises about his own stupidity , the charm is broken.john maynard keynes
What are the hallmarks of a competent writer of fiction? The first, it seems to me, is that he should be immensely interested in human beings, and have an eye sharp enough to see into them, and a hand clever enough to draw them as they are. The second is that he should be able to set them in imaginary situations which display the contents of their psyches effectively, and so carry his reader swiftly and pleasantly from point to point of what is called a good story.h. l. mencken
Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.donald norman
Dissimulation is innate in woman, and almost as much a quality of the stupid as of the clever.Arthur Schopenhauer
You are a particularly clever girl: almost as clever as you are appealing to the eye.jack vance
We also concluded that any single-machine locks and keys, or special time-out and self-destruct programs, would be onerous to our best customers and not effective against clever thieves. Because we could not devise practical physical security measures, we had to rely on the inherent honesty of our customers.
He told me that it isn't what you do but how you do it that shows whether you are clever or not.cesare pavese
One begins to mistrust very clever people when they become embarrassed.
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