Quotes: intellectuals

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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    Clare Boothe Luce
    American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
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    Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality.
  • Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
  • Lillian Hellman
    Lillian Hellman
    American playwright 1905-1984
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    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.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    British politician 1931-
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    It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
  • Like most intellectuals, he is immensely stupid.
  • E. Glasgow
    E. Glasgow
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    Only morons would ever think of themselves as intellectuals. That's why they all look so sad.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    The common people, on the whole, are still living in the world of absolute good and evil from which the intellectuals have long since escaped.
  • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    American journalist, essayist and memoirist 1934-2002
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    To offer the complexities of life as an excuse for not addressing oneself to the simpler, more manageable (trivial) aspects of daily existence is a perversity often indulged in by artists, husbands, intellectuals - and critics of the Women's Movement.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Unlike the masses, intellectuals have a taste for rationality and an interest in facts.
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    French novelist, pamphleteer and physician 1894-1961
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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    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.
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