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It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans; it's lovely to be silly at the right moment.

Horace Mann

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.

Michel de Montaigne

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

John Locke

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

Christopher Morley

Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.

Julia Child

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.


I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.

Roger Waters

The only thing worse than a silly politician analyzing art is a silly artist analyzing politics.

Jonathan Alter

The notion that a primary in the nation's smallest state is going to hamstring Sen. Santorum or our ability to help him is more than nonsense. It's silly talk.

Dan Ronayne

Ralph Waldo Emerson had this philosophy about be silly, be honest and be kind. I really try to talk to a lot of people about that on the team, and Joy is certainly all those qualities.

Colin Shaha

I thought our young pitchers did a phenomenal job. But we did not help them defensively. We made a lot of silly errors.

Brad Pocklington

You could get $4 a share and look a hero, or you might get $2 and look silly.

Rickey Ward

The attempt to make the consumption of beer criminal is as silly and as futile as if you passed a law to send a man to jail for eating cucumber salad.

Stephen Leacock

The whole situation was funny because I looked silly with my blue hair.

Jody Barnhart

You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.

Gertrude Stein

It was a silly idea in the first place.

Shareese Deleaver

Don't' be silly, ... It's hot, you'll burn.

Jake Lamotta

[So spread your wealth, and you should be fine. If you do, you can rest easy while the market shudders.] Interest rates are cyclical; they go up and they go down, ... Trying to ride that roller coaster is silly.

Ric Edelman

It's a completely different show than what we did in the '70s. All you have to do is watch and you'll find out. Back then, it was pie throws and all the silly kind of comedy.

Marie Osmond