Ihappentofeel thatthe degree of a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can
bring to bear on the same topic. Lisa ne e Reed Alther Kinflicks, ch.7.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable
combination, as are intelligence and necessity when
unblunted by formal education. Maya originally MayaJohnson Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, ch.29.
learning, or intelligence of one sort, doesn't guarantee you
intelligence of another sort.You can behave just as
stupidly with a good college education. David Byrne In Scotland on Sunday, 29 Feb.
The Fight for our National Intelligence. Raymond B(ernard) Cattell Title of book.
As elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an
advertising agency. Raymond Chandler Of chess. Quoted in
Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations
Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, The intelligence
that moves, devotion is. John Donne 'Good Friday,1613.
Riding Westward', published1635.
The test of
a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas
inthemind atthesametime, and still retain the ability
to function. F(rancis) Scott Key Fitzgerald 'The Crack-Up', in Esquire, Feb.
Les ve rite s de couvertes par l'intelligence demeurent ste riles. Truths discovered
by intelligence are sterile. Thibault La Vie litte raire, pt.21.
Oh inteligencia, soledad en llamas, que todo lo concibe
sin crearlo! Oh intelligence,
flaming solitude, envisioning all
without creating! Jose Gorostiza Muerte sin fin, pt.1 (translated as Death without
On the summit of the precipice and in the deep green woods emotions as
palpable and as true have agitated me as if I were
surveying them with the blessing of sight. There was an
intelligence in the winds of the hills and in the solemn
stillness of the buried foliage that could not be misleading. It
entered into my heart and I could have wept, notthat Ididnot
see, butthat Icould not portrayall I felt. James Holman A Voyage round the World.
To us, who are regaled every morning and evening
with intelligence, and
are supplied from day to day with materials for
conversation, it is difficult to conceive how man can subsist
without a newspaper. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson In The Idler, no.7, 27 May.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence
long enough to get money from it. Stephen Butler Leacock The Garden of Folly,'The Perfect Salesman'.
bom era ter uma intelige" ncia e na o entender. Era uma be" n c° a o
estranha como a de ter loucura sem ser doida. Era um desinteresse
manso em rela c° a o a' s coisas ditas do intelecto, uma do
c° ura de estupidez. What was good was
to have intelligence and yet not understand. It was
a strange blessing like experiencing madness without
being mad. It was a gentle lack of interest with
respect to the so-called things of the intellect, a sweet
stupidity. Clarice Lispector Uma Aprendizagem ou O Livro dos Prazeres, 'Luminesce"
ncia' (translated as An Apprenticeship or TheBook of Delights,1986).
The cardinal tenets of feminism divided my generation, effectively
disempowering and disenfranchising its members. It does
make me bitterlyangry that my generation, which
prided itself so complacently on its soul, on its powers
of intelligence and analysis, should have fallen so
cloddishly for totalitarian simplicities which declared a
war of eternal opposition between men and women. Robert Lynd No More Sex War: The Failures of Feminism.
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence? Melissa Mathison E.T.the Extraterrestrial.
third-rate political wheel-horse, with the face of a moving-picture
actor, the intelligence of a respectable agricultural
implement dealer, and the imagination of a lodge joinera
benign blanka decent, harmless, laborious,
hollow-headed mediocrity. H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken Of President Warren
G Harding. Quoted in Fred Hobson Mencken: A Life
Armed with a notebook, ingratiating grin and fine intelligence, he
grew to be a most discerning witness of America's most
distinctive rite, not just the election but the making of our
presidents. NewYorkTimes Of journalist Theodore H White.'Teddy White, the
Maker of Epics',
am imbued with two deep impressions; the first, that science knows no
country; the second, which seems to contradict the
first, although it is really a direct consequence of
itthat science is the highest personification of
the nation. Science knows no country because knowledge
belongs to humanity, and is the torch which
illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of
the nation because that nation will remain the first
which carries the furthest the works of thought and
intelligence. Louis Pasteur Toast at the banquet of the International Congress
(translated by Rene Dubois).
We can applaud the state lottery as a public subsidy of intelligence, for
it yields public income that is calculated to lighten the tax
burden of us prudent abstainers at the expense of the
benighted masses of wishful thinkers. Willard Van Orman Quine Quiddities,'Gambling'.
The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public
calamity; men started at the intelligence, and
turned pale, as if they had heard of the loss of a dear
friend. Robert Southey The Life of Nelson, ch.9.
Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully. Wallace Stevens Opus Posthumous, Aphorisms,'Adagia'.
The first duty of the press is to obtain the earliest and most correct
intelligence of the events of the time, and bydisclosing them,
to makethemthe common property of the nation. TheTimes Leading article, 6 Feb.
Die Probleme werden gel o« st, nicht durch Beibringen neuer Erfahrung,
sondern durch Zusammenstellung des l a« ngst
Bekannten. Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen dieVerhexung
unseresVerstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache. The problems are
solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging
what we have always known. Philosophy is a
battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by
means of language. LudwigJosef Johann Wittgenstein Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations),
section109 (translated by G E M Anscombe).