Quotes About Smart

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J.K. Rowling
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Christopher Paolini
“Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.”
Christopher Paolini

Bertrand Russell
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell
“A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”
Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

Johnny Depp
“She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty...but at the same time very deep, very smart.”
Johnny Depp

William Blake
“To generalize is to be an idiot.”
William Blake

Hippolyte Taine
“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
Hippolyte Taine

Khaled Hosseini
“‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Katherine Paterson
“It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”
Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

H.L. Mencken
“We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.”
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

Shannon L. Alder
“They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular. They will hate you when you get attention. They will hate you when people in their life like you. They will hate you if you worship a different version of their God. They will hate you if you are spiritual. They will hate you if you have courage. They will hate you if you have an opinion. They will hate you when people support you. They will hate you when they see you happy. Heck, they will hate you while they post prayers and religious quotes on Pinterest and Facebook. They just hate. However, remember this: They hate you because you represent something they feel they don’t have. It really isn’t about you. It is about the hatred they have for themselves. So smile today because there is something you are doing right that has a lot of people thinking about you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jeff Lindsay
“I am not shy about admitting my modest talents. For example, I am happy to admit that I am better than average at clever remarks, and I also have a flair for getting people to like me. But to be perfectly fair to myself, I am ever-ready to confess my shortcomings, too, and a quick round of soul-searching forced me to admit that I had never been any good at all at breathing water. As I hung there from the seat belt, dazed and watching the water pour in and swirl around my head, this began to seem like a very large character flaw.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

David Sedaris
“Hugh consoled me, saying, "Don't let it get to you. There are plenty of things you're good at."

When asked for some examples, he listed vacuuming and naming stuffed animals. He says he can probably come up with a few more, but he'll need some time to think.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Terence McKenna
“Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?”
Terence McKenna

Veronica Roth
“But I think that no matter how smart, people usually see what they're already looking for, that's all.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

John Green
“As Alaska zipped through something obvious about linear equations, stoner/baller Hank Walsten said, "Wait, wait. I don't get it."

"That's because you have eight functioning brain cells."

"Studies show that Marijuana is better for your health than those cigarettes," Hank said.

Alaska swallowed a mouthful of fries, took a drag on her cigarette, and blew a smoke at Hank. "I may die young," she said. "But at least I'll die smart. Now, back to tangents.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

“The only freedom you truly have is in your mind, so use it.”
M.T. Dismuke

Cameron Conaway
“Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap! I promise you! It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.”
Ashton Kutcher

“The true genius of a Woman is her subtle flair in creating the illusion that you are the smart one”
Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“I'm lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that's all I'm about!”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Jesse Andrews
“I’m smart in some ways- pretty good vocabulary, solid at math – but I am definitely the stupidest smart person there is… I was going to be the worst friend in the history of dying girls… Because I don’t really have a moral compass and I need to rely on (Earl) for guidance, or else I might accidentally become like a hermit or a terrorist or something. How fucked up is that.”
Jesse Andrews, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

“With or without God, good decisions can be made; But only with God will great decisions be made.”
Damon Thueson

Nalini Singh
“Why is it”—she shivered as he kissed the top of her spine, went lower—“that I always end up naked while you remain dressed?”
A husky masculine chuckle, his lips moving over her shoulder, his hands on her hips. “Because I'm a smart man.”
Nalini Singh, Bonds of Justice

Celso Cukierkorn
“Smart people always choose comfort over luxury”
Celso Cukierkorn, Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed!

Tyra Banks
“A smart model is a good model.”
Tyra Banks

John Connolly
“When did you get so clever?"
"When I realized I wasn't as clever as I thought.”
John Connolly, The Infernals

Sarah J. Maas
“Don't be angry, Finnula had said, be smart.”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

“Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. Be patient. Just as there are ugly ducklings that turn into beautiful swans, there are rebellious kids and slow learners that turn into serious innovators and hardcore intellectuals.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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