She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
Author: George Ade (1866-1944)
Profession: American Humorist, Playwright
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.
Author: James Agate (1877-1947)
Profession: British Author, Critic
The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself.
I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
Author: Woody Allen (1935)
Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
People generally treat me like I'm very intelligent and really, I'm much less intelligent than she is. Scully is insanely intelligent.
Author: Gillian Anderson (1968)
Profession: American Actress
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.
Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
Profession: Anglo-American Poet
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
Author: Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)
Profession: American Actress
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.
Author: Louise Bogan (1897-1970)
Profession: American Poet, Critic
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Author: Edward De Bono (1933)
Profession: British Writer On Thinking Process
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Author: Ray Bradbury (1920)
Profession: American Science Fiction Writer
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Author: Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)
Profession: British Scientist, Author
To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
Author: Dick Cavett
A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)
Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright