W. Somerset Maugham quote about intelligence from The Moon and Sixpence - 'Why do nice women marry dull men?'
'Because intelligent men won't marry nice women.'
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'Why do nice women marry dull men?'
'Because intelligent men won't marry nice women.'
 W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence (1919). copy citation

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Author W. Somerset Maugham
Source The Moon and Sixpence
Topic intelligence dullness
Date 1919
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/222/222-h/222-h.htm

Context

“"Are they good friends?"
"They adore one another. You'll meet him if you dine there. But she doesn't often have people to dinner. He's very quiet. He's not in the least interested in literature or the arts."
"Why do nice women marry dull men?"
"Because intelligent men won't marry nice women."
I could not think of any retort to this, so I asked if Mrs. Strickland had children. "Yes; she has a boy and a girl. They're both at school."
The subject was exhausted, and we began to talk of other things.” source

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