28 Total Quotes

Intellectuals Quotes

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

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

Milan Kundera
I think therefore I am' is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches
Milan Kundera Permalink

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

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.
Wayne Marshall Permalink

It's a totally intellectual response to something so physical.
Scott Becker Permalink

That thing that is sometimes called the responsibility of intellectuals is the responsibility of every decent person.
Henrik Wright Permalink

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals
Edmund Wilson Permalink

We are putting our most valuable intellectual property on the table.
Brad Smith Permalink

We own the intellectual property.
David Askew Permalink

Now we have a sort of economical drying of intellectuals,
Vaclav Havel Permalink

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 Permalink

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
Margaret Anderson Permalink

Eric Hoffer
The intellectuals and the young, booted and spurred, feel themselves born to ride us
Eric Hoffer Permalink

Dirk Benedict
We had many intellectuals and industry people who looked down on us, as if it were beneath them to even watch us. Nowadays, those comparisons aren't made.
Dirk Benedict Permalink

Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.
Lillian Hellman Permalink

The trouble with me is, I belong to a vanishing race. I'm one of the intellectuals.
Robert Sherwood Permalink

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,
Pascal Perrineau Permalink

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,
Hosni Mubarak Permalink

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in the epoch-making program.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Permalink

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

There was a sense of disbelief after June 4, ... People in China, even liberal intellectuals, were sobered by the crackdown and its ferocity.
Richard Baum Permalink

Helen Keller
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow
Helen Keller Permalink

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 Celine Permalink

Frank McCourt
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 Permalink

The chief justice is the titular head of the third branch in the U.S. and abroad. You're looking for someone with the intellectual and leadership skills that can be a persuasive force in conference and the wider world.
Thomas Baker Permalink

John Dewey
The very problem of mind and body suggests division; I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion, morals and science; the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education, in religion, in the materialism of business and the aloofness of "intellectuals" from life, in the whole separation of knowledge and practice -- all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.
John Dewey Permalink

Arthur Miller
The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes
Arthur Miller Permalink