Intellectual Quotes

Intellectuals are like the mafia; they only kill their own.

To the man-in-the-street, who, I’m sorry to say, Is a keen observer of life, The word “Intellectual” suggests straight away A man who’s untrue to his wife.

The intellectuals’ chief cause of anguish are one another’s works.

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.

To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.

An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched.

He had the same trouble as all intellectuals: He knew too many things, and they confused him.