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I would be slightly less interested about winning idiotic awards and slightly more interested in not being a complete idiot.
This professor-turned-bureaucrat has never experienced intellectual pleasure.
Watch out for the “intellectual” who speaks as if only status and money motivates people; what they are telling you is their own base motivations.
But all you ever figured out how to do with it is drive it into dead ends and drive it off cliffs.
I am convinced it is better to be a pseudo-intellectual than a pseudo-revolutionary.
Minds can’t digest the stuff, much less live off of it.
A basic condition of intellectual life is a disaster for political life.
What a wonderful, simple lesson: there is no such thing as a private intellectual.
I used to say “I’ll read anyone once…” Now I add “… after taking the proper precautions.”
I couldn’t help asking myself, “What went wrong in his ‘normal’ life?” I bet others ask themselves the same questions when I speak about my intellectual discipline.