I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
I wrote something when I was 9 that seemed pretty good for a 9 year old; it concerned flowers in our family garden – I was grateful my mother praised it. Of course, I found out later it was pretty silly, but it was the first poem I was proud of.
These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
To have drunkards, idiots, horse-racing, rumselling rowdies, ignorant foreigners, and silly boys fully recognized, while we ourselves are thrust out from all the rights that belong to citizens, it is too grossly insulting to… be longer quietly submitted to.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!