Quotations on Intellectuals

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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.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Force, Intellectuals, Poets, Spain, Workers, Writers)

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 conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)

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.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Friend, Being, Forget, Intellectuals, Will, Word)

But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Beginning, Dedication, Intellectuals, Result, Spain, Tourists)

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Experience, Day, Discovery, Intellectuals, Isolation)

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.
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: Science, Intellectuals, Schools)

It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat.
- Richard Hofstadter
(Keywords: History, Intellectuals, states, United)

Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Courage, Intellectuals, Opposition, Voice)

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Habits, Intellectuals, Thinking, World)

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky
(Keywords: Home, Housework, Intellectuals, Liberal, Parents)

Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.
- Steven Pinker
(Keywords: Genetics, Intellectuals, Mind, Today)

Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.
- Manuel Puig
(Keywords: Hope, American, Countries, Intellectuals, Writers)

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih
(Keywords: People, Country, Culture, Intellectuals, Language, Learning)

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don't look at it as an art form. They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs
(Keywords: Art, Life, Country, Intellectuals, Singing)

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Keywords: Truth, Islam, Identity, Intellectuals, Religious)

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Keywords: Army, First, Intellectuals, Newspapers, Repression, Writers)

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Keywords: Doubt, Intellectuals, Job, Perfection, Writers)

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
- Norman Tebbit
(Keywords: Death, Intellectuals, Right, Socialism)









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