A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.
A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.
A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.
Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.