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Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes

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.

Author: Al-Nuri

Profession:

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

Profession:

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