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Edgar Wallace Quotes and Sayings
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An intellectual is someone who has found something
more interesting than sex.
- Edgar Wallace

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

 

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

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Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

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.
- Louise Bogan

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
- Bruno Bettelheim

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate,
to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine
a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
- Henry James

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.
- Mary Renault

Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture,
and is in itself ennobling.
- Henry Taube

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- Orson Scott Card

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue.
Society as a whole has complex issues to face here:
private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion,
which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
- Robert Bork

The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension,
as by a spiritual illumination.
They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
- Roland Allen

If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway.
- Stanley Crouch

Without moral and intellectual independence,
there is no anchor for national independence.
- David Ben-Gurion

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual
muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
- Iris Murdoch

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

It's not highly intellectual material.
I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

I'm strictly for Stevenson.
I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you,
man, he knows the most.
- Elvis Presley

My father had retained an emotional affection for the
ceremonial of his parental home,
without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
- Franz Boas

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

I was a woman in a man's world.
I was a Democrat in a Republican administration.
I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats.
I talked differently.
This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development.
- Jim Courier

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man,
but only in certain sections of his personality,
and even then not all the time.
- George Orwell

In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority:
in 1984,
92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan,
compared to only 36 percent of whites.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

We are united in the hope that every individual will
someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had,
if not always the material advantages.
- Sidney Altman

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern.
The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy,
of being subjective.
- Manuel Puig

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated
with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of
a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
- Stanford Moore

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Although I was not aware of it at the time,
the experience of growing up during the Great Depression
was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
- Lawrence R. Klein

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism
is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
- Christopher Lasch

It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens
which armaments place on the economic,
social, and intellectual resources of a nation,
as well as on its budget and taxes.
- Ludwig Quidde

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose -
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a
bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain.
I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
- Chris Patten

At the beginning of the twentieth century,
every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west,
and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong

The main part of intellectual education is not the
acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful.
- Richard O'Brien

I am certainly not an intellectual relativist,
nor a moral relativist.
- Edward Tufte

Most intellectual people do not believe in God,
but they fear him just the same.
- Wilhelm Reich

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people.
They are mechanically more perfect than we are,
they have an astounding intellectual capacity,
but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

We do not need more intellectual power,
we need more spiritual power.
We do not need more of the things that are seen,
we need more of the things that are unseen.
- Calvin Coolidge


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