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Edgar Wallace Quotes and Sayings

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An intellectual is someone who has found something
more interesting than sex.
- Edgar Wallace

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

 

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

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An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by
a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
- Vaclav Havel

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose
interest had to be whetted,
still the case sadly.
- Jeremy Irons

Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
- Maurice Ravel

The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension,
as by a spiritual illumination.
They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
- Roland Allen

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual
muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
- Iris Murdoch

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art
which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion:
what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts".
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
- Thomas Hobbes

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith

The first duty of government is to see that people have food,
fuel, and clothes.
The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
- John Ruskin

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
- Bruno Bettelheim

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

The various forms of intellectual activity which together
make up the culture of an age,
move for the most part from different starting-points,
and by unconnected roads.
- Walter Pater

If you're expecting an intellectual film,
then you will be disappointed.
- Barry Pepper

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin
to cover his intellectual nakedness.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
- Tallulah Bankhead

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

The danger is not so much in the economic structure
of a society but in its intellectual structure.
- Philip Kaufman

It is because the fight against the harshest aspects
of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political
problem and not an intellectual one that community
action remains so essential.
- Barney Frank

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property,
so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which
we all depend for our food and survival.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the
same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could
make a contribution to some field,
as yet, not invented.
- Ted Nelson

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual
action movie is received by the world.
- Larry Wachowski

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps

Although I was not aware of it at the time,
the experience of growing up during the Great Depression
was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
- Lawrence R. Klein

From the business point of view - not to overstate it -
intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process.
Long live service; long live performance.
- Esther Dyson

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical,
aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
- Ella Maillart

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action,
like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well,
it might as well be dead.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon
could well be matched by women,
were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position.
- Ernestine Rose

Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements,
just as some belles, when they are old ladies,
still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth.
- Jane Jacobs

An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
- Spiro T. Agnew

I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual
allegiances are clearly European,
not African.
- J. M. Coetzee

What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual
work? I think they complement each other.
- Manuel Puig

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens
which armaments place on the economic,
social, and intellectual resources of a nation,
as well as on its budget and taxes.
- Ludwig Quidde

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway.
- Stanley Crouch

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
- Woody Allen

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Americans have been selling this view around the world:
that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.
- Lawrence Lessig

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

One of the things that characterizes good intellectual
work is a certain self-importance.
- Whitfield Diffie


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