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#intellectuals

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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.


Frank McCourt


#behind #crawl #edifice #his #i

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


#even #expected #home #housework #intellectuals

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.


Douglas Sirk


#came #few #found #i #intellectualism

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


#art #art form #couch #country #form

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


#difficult #equilibrium #establishing #identity #intellectuals

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


#case #first #foreign #intellectuals #invasion

I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.


Benedict Cumberbatch


#career #early #i #intellectuals #make

There are few genuine conservatives within the U.S. political system, and it is a sign of the intellectual corruption of the age that the honorable term 'conservatism' can be appropriated to disguise the advocacy of a powerful, lawless, aggressive and violent state, a welfare state for the rich dedicated to a lunatic form of Keynesian economic intervention that enhances state and private power while mortgaging the country's future.


Noam Chomsky


#conservatism #economics #intellectuals #keynesianism #law

Those intellectuals are our natural enemies; the only kind who are worth anything are the musicians and the dancers: they don’t insult anybody with their performances, and they neither sing nor dance politics. So I like them; but don’t let me hear a word about the rest


Alfred de Vigny


#politics #nature

If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good


Ezra Pound


#courage #criticism #intellectuals #opinion #taboos






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