When you start out in the wrestling business, you make a lot of mistakes, tripping over your own feet and looking like a fool.
The audience knows the truth, the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you got to see something really special.
With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.
I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.
Jonathan Swift wrote that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. It is also better to repeat yourself and be thought a scold than to speak only once and never be heard.
The reactionary suicide is "wise,' and the revolutionary suicide is a "fool,' a fool for the revolution in the way Paul meant when he spoke of being a "fool for Christ,' That foolishness can move mountains of oppression; it is our great leap and our commitment to the dead and the unborn.
Don't liken me to that [SOB]. Anybody that lets his public policies be mixed up with religious prejudice is a plain [GD] fool.
I don't have anything to say about the guy [Muddy Waters], you know. Treat me all right. But I can this: they are jealous hearted, you know. Are jealous hearted musicians, you know. See, if you can't do like your songs, get kinda jealous of you. Like you, like they think you better than them and all that, but I don't fool with those kind of peoples, you know. I ain't got the time.
Long experience has taught me that the crux of my fortunes is whether I can radiate good will toward my audience. There is only one way to do it and that is to feel it. You can fool the eyes and minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts.
You can fool the eyes and minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts.
You emerge from tragedy equipped against lies. After the musical, you're anybody's fool
A ship's a fool to fight a fort.
How posterity will laugh at us, one way or other! If half a dozen break their necks, and balloonism is exploded, we shall be called fools for having imagined it could be brought to use: if it should be turned to account, we shall be ridiculed for having doubted.
The first time I had work in a public space it felt very strange to see people that I didn't know looking and, and presumably commenting on, my work. Nowadays, I'm a bit more fatalistic - they either like the work or they don't and there's not a lot I can do about that. The trick seems to be not to get too pissed on open nights so that I can answer any questions without making a fool of myself. Doesn't always work!
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
Who then is sane? He who is not a fool.
Fools through false shame, conceal their open wounds.
Even virtue followed beyond reason's rule May stamp the just man knave, the sage a fool.
The shame of fools conceals their open wounds.[Lat., Stultorum incurata malus pudor ulcera celat.]
It is delightful to play the fool.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it.
A bad reader soon puts to flight both wise men and fools.
He can afford to be a fool.
In avoiding one vice fools rush into the opposite extreme.
Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
There are four varieties in society - the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest.
If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.
He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.
In soft deluding lies let fools delight. A shadow marks our days, which end in Night.
It seems to be saying perpetually; 'I am the end of the nineteenth century; I am glad they built me of iron; let me rust.' ... It is like a passing fool in a crowd of the University, a buffoon in the hall; for all the things in Paris has made, it alone has neither wits nor soul.
The fool learns by suffering.
They are fools who do not know how much the half exceeds the whole.
Only fools need suffer to learn.
The man who is rich in fancy thinks that his wagon is already built; poor fool, he does not know that there are a hundred timbers to a wagon.
Fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole.