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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
C. S. Lewis
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
H. L. Mencken
Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
I ain't afraid to tell the world that it didn't take school stuff to help a fella play ball.
Shoeless Joe Jackson
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying.
Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence.
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