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An intellectual challenge presents itself? I am in bliss. Instantly, it brings forth the notion of triumph.
There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
If you have an idea, you have to move on it, to make a gesture. Drawing is an immediate way of articulating that idea - of making a gesture that is both physical and intellectual.
One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.
Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist.
Emotions are the key to many aspects of life. They are precisely the elements that make human beings human. I think the fact that emotions have been reduced and put off to the side in intellectual work, particularly in the 20th Century, is tragic.
I had never thought that I would be involved in narrative structures. As a young guy, I was more interested in abstract modeling. But as I got older, I began to see that there was no reason to limit myself to any intellectual or conceptual postulate, when in fact I'm a professional student of music.
The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
I don't really get into a big intellectual analysis of why I am going to do a certain script or not.
I don't like the intellectual label.
All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
Once religion has been dismissed by primarily an intellectual class of people, we lose the really useful social functions of religion... What replaces it might be worse than what we throw away.
Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
I have spent a good part of my life showing what an intellectual bubble the Left lives in.
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
Jorge Luis Borges
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.
It is not my job to compare my movies. I don't like to compare my films with other movies because I don't really have that perspective. It is an intellectual exercise, but it doesn't intuitively come to me.
The role of the intellectual, so it is said, is to speak truth to power. Noam Chomsky has dismissed this pious tag on two grounds. For one thing, power knows the truth already; it is just busy trying to conceal it. For another, it is not those in power who need the truth, but those they oppress.
People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture.
If you are part of a religion that very strongly insists that you believe then to decide not to do that is quite a big hurdle to jump over. You never forget the thought process you went through. It becomes part of your whole intellectual picture.
There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
Philip James Bailey
A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They'll do everything except rotate your tires.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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