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Intellectuals Quotes

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Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
- Margaret Anderson

Ironically, Latin American countries,
in their instability, give writers and intellectuals
the hope that they are needed.
- Manuel Puig

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

 

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they
expected me to stay at home and look after my younger
siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying
a simple thing in a simple way.
- Marcel Proust

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Intellectuals would be much more accepted now than in the '40s.
- Parker Stevenson

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are
of more importance than values.
That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
- Gerald Brenan

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
- Theodor Adorno

Certainly the party counts a considerable number of
intellectuals among its members,
but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that.
- Harry Oppenheimer

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature
because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity.
We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Soccer riots kill at most tens.
Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
- John McCarthy

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the
right of intellectuals and political thinkers,
to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
- Norman Tebbit

Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation
of the mind that invokes genetics.
- Steven Pinker

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use
the pistol of common sense.
- Samuel Fuller

There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth
and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult
tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

Intellectuals try to keep going.
But their situation is very difficult.
Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition
have often paid a very high price.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals',
make art for people - and if you can touch just one
person in a lifetime and make a difference -
you have succeeded.
- Ray Conniff

Intellectualism came very late to America.
That's why Americans are so proud of it.
I found very few real intellectuals in America.
But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
- Douglas Sirk

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction.
This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's
stranger than non-fiction as well.
- Brad Holland

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -
writers,
intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
- Jacques Barzun

We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally.
We have no writers who are recognized,
respected and loved outside the Arab world.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

It is ironic that the United States should have been
founded by intellectuals,
for throughout most of our political history,
the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider,
a servant or a scapegoat.
- Richard Hofstadter

But the Spain which emerged around 1960,
beginning with its economic miracle,
created by the invasion of tourists,
can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the
part of its intellectuals,
and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.
- Juan Goytisolo

We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit.
What we need is chimpanzees.
Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word
to us about being intelligent.
We will think for you, my friend.
Don't forget it.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who
can stand back and look at the whole edifice...
It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it,
like a snake leaving his skin behind.
- Frank McCourt

There was a very serious communist strain among American
intellectuals before the war.
America was a more tolerant place in those days,
and Communists were not treated as pariahs.
That ended with the McCarthy era.
- Ken Follett

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested
in arts and science graduate schools.
They weren't going to be intellectuals.
And so I put the theses to the test.
And they all collapsed.
- Andrew Greeley

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure
that Europe became a continent of humanism,
and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must
now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and
my isolation became more accentuated.
In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique,
that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals,
became very important for me.
- Juan Goytisolo

Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who
wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery,
speed, violence, and public relations.
It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for,
because we might get it.
- Brad Holland

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an
important force in the early groups of volunteers.
They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling,
whereas very few workers had left British shores.
- Bill Alexander

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

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

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

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of
Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing.
It's an intellectual play.
- Jerome Lawrence

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

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

The intellectual is a middle-class product;
if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it,
in order to exist.
He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
- Louise Bogan

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
- William Glasser

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

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos

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

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant
that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
- Thomas Sowell

The intellectual, the man of thought,
doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

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

Physical fitness is not only one of
the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
- John F. Kennedy

I began demonstrating against serious culture.
In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me,
because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
- Henry Flynt


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