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We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded.
~By Ray Conniff ~


Intellectualism came very late to America. That's why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
~By Abdolkarim Soroush ~


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.
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
~By Sara Paretsky ~


The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
~By Brad Holland ~


Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
~By John McCarthy ~


Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that.
~By Harry Oppenheimer ~


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.
~By Ricky Skaggs ~


Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
~By Norman Tebbit ~


Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics.
~By Steven Pinker ~


We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


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.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Intellectuals would be much more accepted now than in the '40s.
~By Parker Stevenson ~


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.
~By Frank McCourt ~


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.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


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.
~By Richard Hofstadter ~


When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


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.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


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.
~By Bill Alexander ~


Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
~By Edmund Wilson ~


Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well.
~By Brad Holland ~


Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.
~By Manuel Puig ~


We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
~By Samuel Fuller ~


There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
~By Marcel Proust ~


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.
~By Gerald Brenan ~


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.
~By Daniel Barenboim ~


I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.
~By Steven Pinker ~


After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country.
~By Hu Shih ~


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.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


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.
~By Randall Jarrell ~


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.
~By Ken Follett ~


It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


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.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~

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September 29 ,2022
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