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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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than politicians think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them. Ideas do not rule the world. But it is because the world has ideas... that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to teach it, once and for all, what it must think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A.M. Newscaster: In the meantime this is A.M. Today. It's 18 minutes after the hour and time for our daily feature of debate: Count/Pointercount. Once again here are John Fitzsimmons and Sheila Hamilton.
John Fitzsimmons: [alternately to Sheila and camera] Well Sheila, I guess even you and your liberal cronies have found the light at the end of love with our beloved president. The intellectuals have been much agitated and now, having gotten the presidency by exploiting the problems they themselves have manufactured, he has done his best to fuel their anxieties about him. Sheila. Will you and your pack of bleeding heart liberals never learn that expanding welfare roles only accelerate inflation and inevitably hurt most those they purport to help?
Sheila Hamilton: Why John, you old stick in the mud.
[to camera]
Sheila Hamilton: I've been listening to that horse shit of yours for months, and you can take that crap and blow it out your ass. And for good measure, sit on THIS
[flips the bird]
Sheila Hamilton: , John.More [05/25/2008 12:05:00]
Bill Cosby:
My wife and I were intellectuals before we had children. We were very, very bright people. My wife graduated from the University of Maryland, child psychology major with a B-plus average, which means that if you ask her a question about a child's behavior, she will give you at least an 85 answer. I, from Temple University, physical education major with a child psychology minor, which means that if you ask me a question about a child's behavior, I will tell you to tell the child to take a lap.

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[after seeing Alison]



Gib's friend:
Forget her, I hear she only likes intellectuals



Gib:
So? I'm intellectual and stuff.



Gib's friend:
You're flunking English. That's your mother tongue, and stuff.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Frederick:
You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?"

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
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.More [07/24/2011 03:07:50]
There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era.More [09/03/2011 09:09:41]
We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
More [09/10/2011 01:09:08]
Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflictMore [10/10/2011 02:10:25]
The people on my mum's side of the family are atheist intellectuals who are ueber-proper. My dad's side of the family are missionaries who are more comfortable sitting around in sweatpants than they are in a five-star restaurant. But those two influences converged in my life.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Since the 18th century, many Western intellectuals have predicted religion's imminent demise.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Marxism is the opium of the intellectualsMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them. Ideas do not rule the world. But it is because the world has ideas... that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to tMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The stricter standards and independent, often conclusive, evidence in the physical sciences cannot be generalized to intellectual activity as a whole, even though the aura of scientific processes and results is often appropriated by other intellectuals.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We know that words cannot move mountains, but they can move the multitude; and men are more ready to fight and die for a word than for anything else. Words shape thought, stir feeling, and beget action; they kill and revive, corrupt and cure. The "men-of-words"- priests, prophets, intellectuals- have played a more decisive role in history than military leaders, statesmen, and businessmen.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the surprising privileges of intellectuals is that they are free to be scandalously asinine without harming their reputations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Where intellectuals have played a role in history, it has not been so much by whispering words of advice into the ears of political overlords as by contributing to the vast and powerful currents of conceptions and misconceptions that sweep human action along.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The biggest mischief in the past century has been perpetrated by Rousseau with his doctrine of the goodness of human nature. The mob and the intellectuals derived from it the vision of a Golden Age which would arrive without fail once the noble human race could act according to its whims.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The lounge of the main hotel is full of jollity, with large comfortable men sitting in braces; the bar is packed with talkative intellectuals, full of witty disloyalties. The next week the main hotel is suddenly full of dinner-jackets and large hats. The girls are dressed as if for a weekend in the country. When one of the great men of the party comes through, the crowd edges respectfully away, murmuring loyal noises.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Europe it evolved out of a whole intellectual process. The European intellectuals were and are very much into so-called avant-garde music.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order for a democracy to be effective it needs well educated people to vote. If not then the stupidest person has the same power as the most intellectual man of the generation. This is why America is failing as a country because our people are becoming too ignorant and misinformed and the supposed intellectuals doing serious business in unserious work and there are unserious people in serious work.9/15/2010More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Venezuelan interests are to be defended by Venezuela. The U.S. should defend the interests of the U.S. Where are the U.S. people, where are the intellectuals, who could put limits on their government?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Repetita iuvant. Italy, a land of great saints, poets, sailors, artists, statesmen, businessmen, lawyers, intellectuals, professors, journalists, whores, gangsters, religious parasites and dickheads.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Out-of-step intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and the deceased Edward Said have often been dismissed as crazy extremists, 'anti-American,' and in Mr. Said's case even, absurdly, as apologists for Palestinian 'terrorism.'More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Since the 18th century, many Western intellectuals have predicted religion's imminent demise.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a flip side to having prominent public intellectuals, which is that they start meddling in politics and often with quite disastrous results.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What the British seem to like are television historians and naturalists, not public intellectuals. You can't help feeling that's because one supplies narrative and the other supplies facts, and the British are traditionally empiricists so they/we have a resistance to theory and to theoreticians playing too prominent a role in public life.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He liked the idea of coffee quite a lot—a warm drink that gave you energy and had been for centuries associated with sophisticates and intellectuals. But coffee itself tasted to him like caffeinated stomach bile.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think I'll always be a better playwright than a pundit, but I believe that writers should be public intellectuals and that theater, even more than film, is a place of public debate.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good politicians need not be intellectuals, but they should have intellectual lives.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today's intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn't fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This national argument is usually interpreted as a battle between imperialists led by Roosevelt and Lodge and anti-imperialists led by William Jennings Bryan and Carl Schurz. It is far more accurate and illuminating however, to view it as a three-cornered fight. The third group was a coalition of businessmen, intellectuals, and politicians who opposed traditional colonialism and advocated instead a policy of an open door through which America's preponderant economic strength would enter and dominate all underdeveloped More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I allowed myself to be taken in by the intellectuals. I believed too much in the Polish intellectuals and followed their advice.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Revolution is the opium of the intellectuals.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is one of the great ironies of corporate control that the corporate state needs the abilities of intellectuals to maintain power, yet outside of this role it refuses to permit intellectuals to think or function independently.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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