Quotes: intellectual

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  • Bell Hooks
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    ... no Black woman can become an intellectual without decolonizing her mind.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...the levels of culture, the aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional, religious, and intellectual. Those are your basic human needs....they are arranged in evolutionary sequence.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
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    A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
  • Helene Deutsch
    Helene Deutsch
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    All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?
  • An intellectual instinct which extracts the essence from the phenomena of life, as a bee sucks honey from a flower. In addition to study and reflections, life itself serves as a source.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    39th Vice President of the United States, 1918-1996
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    An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
  • An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
  • Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan
    American politician author and columnist 1938-
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    Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.
  • As man under pressure tends to give in to physical and intellectual weakness, only great strength of will can lead to the objective.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.
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