Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes


482 Intelligence And Intellectuals quotes:



"Intelligence: I was asked tonight why I refuse to have truck with intellectuals after business hours. But of course I won t. 1. I am not an intellectual. Two minutes talk with Aldous Huxley, William Glock, or any of the New Statesman crowd would expose me utterly. 2. I am too tired after my day's work to man the intellectual palisade. 3. When my work is finished I want to eat, drink, smoke, and relax. 4. I don't know very much, but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don't want to argue about it. I know what I think about an actor or an actress, and am not interested in what anybody else thinks. My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made."
"To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say, is a keen observer of life. The word ''Intellectual'' suggests straight away. A man who's untrue to his wife."
"A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence."
"Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid."
"Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the ''higher life.''"
"I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches."
"It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves."
"It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence."
"It is little that one gains by cleverness."
"When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains."
"You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are"
"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
"Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon."
"An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger."
"has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in the epoch-making program."
"I hadn't realized before that there was a way for me to unite my passion for music, my intellectual interest, and social activism because I'm interested in the way that music can tell stories about society and can challenge our assumptions."
"I say to the young, the workers, the peasants, the intellectuals and the middle classes: I will stand by your side and support your causes and ambitions,"
"I think therefore I am' is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches"
"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."
Author: McCourt Quotes Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes Irish Author Quotes
"It seems quite clear that while a lot of left-wing intellectuals, opposition politicians, social workers and journalists were offended by these terms, the man and woman in the street was not in the least upset,"


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