„I was so smart when I was a kid that I learnt that I was dumb fast.“

Quelle: Interview on the album All the Way Alive (2003)

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amerikanischer Krimineller 1934 - 2017

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„I figured that I wasn't as smart or talented as the other kids around, so I just had to work twice as hard. Surprisingly, results showed quickly. I was hooked!“

—  Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952

On what it takes to keep on building company after company and innovating, fire-chat with Stewart Alsop, Agenda Conference.

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„My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.“

—  Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014

As quoted in Funny Ladies (2001), by B. Adler, p. 213

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„It’s in Latin.”
“So? What does it say?”
“I don’t read Latin!”
“You’re kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn’t that the international language for smart people?“

—  Rachel Caine, buch Glass Houses

Quelle: You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people?"-Shane (Glass Houses)

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„I went into physics to hang around with the bright kids. I wasn't doing anything else and I didn't want to look dumb, so I thought I'd pretend to be a physicist, just like the others. It was five or ten years after my Ph. D. before I realized I was pretty good.“

—  Leon M. Lederman American mathematician and physicist 1922 - 2018

From Subatomic World Explorer, as noted on American Academy of Achievement web site http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/led0pro-1 (URL accessed on October 20, 2008)

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„The first hero that I have … I would say was Monte Irvin, when I was a kid. And I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid – I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

From A Conversation with Clemente (aired October 8, 1972); this and other excerpts were reproduced in Roberto Clemente: The Great One https://books.google.com/books?id=03XsO25A3I8C&pg=PA5 (1998) by Bruce Markusen, p. 5
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„When I was a kid, I inhaled. Frequently. That was the point.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Meeting of the American Society of Magazine Editors (Oct. 2006) — "10 politicians puffing about pot" http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74186.html by M. J. Lee, POLITICO (19 March 2012)

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„When I see a kid I see a dog.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947


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„I was a hip kid. When I saw Bambi it was the midnight show.“

—  George Carlin, buch Brain Droppings

Quelle: Brain Droppings

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„When I was a kid, I had dyslexia. And I would write about it in my dairy.“

—  Zach Galifianakis American actor and comedian 1969

Live at the Purple Onion (2007)

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„Everybody says I'm a bad kid, so I guess I am.“

—  Jim Goad Author, publisher 1961

Shit Magnet: One Man's Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World's Guilt (Feral House, 2002)

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„When I was a kid, I honestly never thought about race. I didn't see differences.“

—  Lana Condor Vietnamese-American actress 1997

As quoted in "The Real Love Story in To All the Boys I've Loved Before Is Between Lana Condor and Jenny Han" in Glamour (24 August 2018) https://www.glamour.com/story/the-real-love-story-in-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before

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„I want to help the up-and-coming kids. A lot of times, kids don't have much to do in the summer time. When I was a kid I didn't do nothing. I want to get body building out there and it will start with the younger generation.“

—  Ronnie Coleman American bodybuilder 1964

Raymond Linex (June 12, 1998) "Strong arm of the law - Arlington policeman sets sights on Mr. Olympia title", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1B.

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