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J. Allen Hynek Quotes and Sayings

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This intellectual Pearl Harbor, a real gutsy sock to the stomach.
- J. Allen Hynek

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

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

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

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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

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

I'm a schoolteacher.
That's even worse than being an intellectual.
Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold
and hungry in this richest land on earth.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz

I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather
than an intellectual adventure.
- Steven Chu

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

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

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

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well,
as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information
with consequent mental indigestion.
- Etty Hillesum

Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your
thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple,
the obscure quite clear.
- David Seabury

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue:
it is an intellectual crime.
- Imre Lakatos

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

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

There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences
flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences
remain confined to intellectual debates.
- Pervez Musharraf

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

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

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

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources,
more can be achieved.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous
soul and other intellectual faculties.
It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the
spirit to function normally.
- Michael Servetus

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

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

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

It's hard to get into Newsweek because,
as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus,
if there's no buzz, there's no interest.
- Branford Marsalis

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

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

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man,
but only in certain sections of his personality,
and even then not all the time.
- George Orwell

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
- William Sanderson

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

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

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

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

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

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

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
- Raymond Aron

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
- G. M. Trevelyan

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

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

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

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual.
I always answered all the questions off the top of
my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.
- George Woodcock

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some
kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
- George McGovern

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

Without moral and intellectual independence,
there is no anchor for national independence.
- David Ben-Gurion

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the
William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
- Dan Rather

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

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

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

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining
power in an intellectual agent.
It implies thought and choice and power.
- John Adams

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
- Carroll O'Connor

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing
great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
- Jay Chiat

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior
to intellectual abstractions.
- Robert M. Pirsig

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

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

I think there's a natural system in your own head about
how much violence the scene warrants.
It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
- Guy Ritchie


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