Intellectualism Quotes

Most popular intellectualism quotes

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.


The intellectuals and the young, booted and spurred, feel themselves born to ride us.
The pleasures of the intellect are permanent, the pleasures of the heart are transitory.
A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.
The feeling of aha, that's it, which accompanies the clothing of a situation with meaning, is emotionally very satisfying, and is the major charm of scientific research, or artistic creation, and of the solution of crossword puzzles. It is why the intellectual life is fun.


It [Zen Buddhism] places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding.


There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."