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Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
by Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

Related topics: Intelligence

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

 

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product.
Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major
in it at business school.
- Alan Alda

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

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I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We're together
all the time but she thinks deeply about things and
with feeling and she can remember the facts.
We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place where no one else has ever been.
- Alan Alda

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

I wouldn't live in California.
All that sun makes you sterile.
- Alan Alda

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image
of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog,
which is you can't bring back anything to life.
- Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
- Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part.
Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part.
If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated
for being in the theater during the show.
Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because
I assumed I knew something.
I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question,
and they didn't know how to get out of it.
Now, I let them take me through it step by step,
and I listen.
- Alan Alda

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time.
Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life,
and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
- Alan Alda

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Be bold.
When you embark for strange places, don't leave any
of yourself safely on shore.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
- Alan Alda

It makes it fun.
When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants.
Otherwise it doesn't look authentic.
So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
- Alan Alda

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us.
So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb

Mind Chatter...
"I'm too fat; I'm too thin; and my hair is a fright;
And I'm never enough; and my world is not right;
I'm not smart; I'm not cute; I'm not strong; I'm a bust
I earn scorn; I earn hate; I'm no good; I disgust."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's not that I'm so smart,
it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to achieve things in life,
you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart,
you'll succeed.
- Juliana Hatfield

I think smart is sexy.
I like smart people.
People that are comfortable with themselves I think is very sexy.
My cat is really sexy.
- Gina Gershon

I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and
why people care about it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

The great person is ahead of their time,
the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead,
sets themselves against it.
- Jean Baudrillard

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

Well, I think that people are smart enough to understand
the difference between a movie and real life.
- Nick Cassavetes

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch.
On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.
- Adam Osborne

Boston is actually the capital of the world.
You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass,
quippy, funny people.
Not that I'm one of them.
I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.
- John Krasinski

My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican -
just because I think reporters are smart.
- Jerry Springer

Being a Southern person and a blonde,
it's not a good combination.
Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart.
- Reese Witherspoon

I've got to give Larry Bird his due;
he was a great player.
He knew the game and he was smart.
- Dennis Rodman

I don't want my books to exclude anyone,
but if they have to, then I would rather they excluded
the people who feel they are too smart for them!
- Nick Hornby

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

Everyone can get a little sloppy with cash and it's smart to notice.
But what's squeezing you is the big stuff you ladle onto your credit cards.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

Killers can seem smart when you can't figure out who they are.
- Pat Brown

Hollywood views regular people as children,
and they think they're the smart ones who need to tell
the idiots out there how to be.
- Trey Parker

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall

I'm not smart, but I like to observe.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- William Hazlitt

I think the Clintons are brilliant.
I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill,
and I think Hillary is right up there with him.
They're too smart for Washington.
- Chevy Chase

Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate
with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs
and weapons of mass destruction.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington.
He is smart, funny, and interesting.
- Tucker Carlson

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious.
When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia,
he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.
- Martin H. Fischer

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
- Carrie Fisher

A manager's job is simple.
For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw
up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
- Earl Weaver

I always said you have to be really smart or really
dumb to play this game well.
I just don't know where I fit in.
- Beth Daniel

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart,
but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
- Don Herold

I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution.
- James Daly

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people
would misspell my name and call me Brain.
That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
- Mitch Hedberg


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