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Smartness runs in my family.
by Gracie Allen

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

Related topics: Intelligence

When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
- Gracie Allen

The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow.
- Gracie Allen

This used to be a government of checks and balances.
Now it's all checks and no balances.
- Gracie Allen

 

When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make
enough for 16 and only serve half.
- Gracie Allen

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well,
but what you need today is Charm.
Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to,
I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen

A brain is a society of very small, simple modules
that cannot be said to be thinking,
that are not smart in themselves.
But when you have a network of them together,
out of that arises a kind of smartness.
- Kevin Kelly

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Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The World Runs On God's Rules, and On God's Time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
- Jim Rohn

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- the movie Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Popular in our time, unpopular in his.
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
- Robert Hughes

I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs
through so-called successful people.
And that's something that can be developed.
It can be self-taught.
- Fred L. Turner

The person who runs away exposes himself to that very
danger more than a person who sits quietly.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
- Ovid

Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.
- Harry F. Banks

David Ortiz is a genius.
He's incredible to watch.
Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
- Juliana Hatfield

One of my favorites is 'The Sound of Music'.
When Julie Andrews runs through the hills singing her head off,
I always wish that a gust of wind would blow her skirt up.
- Mark Roberts

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left
the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent
Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.
- Ted Rall

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
- Thomas Fuller

One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs
is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story.
- David Selby

Managing is getting paid for home runs that someone else hits.
- Casey Stengel

But every single damn thing matters!
Only we don't realize.
We just tell ourselves that art runs on one track and life,
our lives, on another, and we don't realize that's a lie.
- Roberto Bolano

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
- Ouida

Everything runs its course.
We had told a lot of stories that happened in our life.
My kid was getting older, and we were running out of stories to tell.
- Howie Mandel

He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
- Charles Dickens

My situation is different from Mark's.
I'm not looking for home runs, I'm looking for the playoffs.
- Sammy Sosa

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock,
runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
- Emily Bronte

I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white,
will hit more home runs than myself.
Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
- Hank Aaron

My stories run up and bite me on the leg -
I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.
When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
- Ray Bradbury

There is no neat distinction between operating system
software and the software that runs on top of it.
- Jim Allchin

A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or
tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
- Johann G. Hamann

In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
- Henri Matisse

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.
- Casey Stengel

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience
dooms himself to stagnation;
a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs
the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me.
My wife Eileen is also very helpful.
She gives me choices, and asks me questions,
and runs my lines with me.
- Bill Mumy

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads,
and both of them are bankrupt.
- Lee Iacocca

The right of petition is an old undoubted household
right of the blood of England,
which runs in our veins.
- Caleb Cushing

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,
the more ought law to weed it out.
- Francis Bacon

I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins.
- Ryan Giggs

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson

Many people die with their music still in them.
Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.
Before they know it, time runs out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.
- Casey Stengel

The thing with being on a series that runs that long
is that the writers run out of things to do.
- Ted Shackelford

When you're in the middle of a pennant race,
you can't go up there thinking about home runs.
- Sammy Sosa

All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs.
- John Guare

I just wanted to keep the game close until we scored some runs.
- Jimmy Haynes

There's been a big spur in downtown development with new business,
restaurants and a lot of loft buying.
The buses run, and there's a subway that runs through downtown.
- Michael Ritchie

Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe
Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead
and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
- Tim Robbins

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through
them all is a premium on personal courage -
not intellectual courage,
but just plain physical courage.
- Walter Lord

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
- Thomas Fuller

Yet, that's what studios do.
If one thing works, they'll keep doing it till it runs
its course and people aren't interested anymore.
- Boris Kodjoe

Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth.
Through all of them runs, like a red thread,
the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness.
- Gustave Meyrink

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant,
to ruin runs.
- Edward Young

When did it - When did it become okay for someone to
hit home runs and forget how to play the rest of the game?
- Ryne Sandberg

Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story
has what we describe as 'legs' therefore it,
erm, runs.
- Kamal Ahmed

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed,
the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
- Denis Diderot

When you get on base, holes open up and things happen
and you're able to find a way to score runs.
- Nick Johnson

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second;
with a husband it runs the other way.
- Honore de Balzac

Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling.
Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more
harshly as they are ciminals.
- Bernard Hinault

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron

It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note.
I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
- Robin Trower

Basically all the world's computer parts come from
the same supply chain that runs from Korea,
down through coastal China, over to Taiwan,
and down to Malaysia.
- Thomas Friedman

How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can,
and I try to swing right through the ball.
- George Herman

Life doesn't run away from nobody.
Life runs at people.
- Joe Frazier

The road to success runs uphill.
- Willie Davis

Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig


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