Quotation by Margaret Anderson

...I didn't consider intellectuals intelligent, I never liked them or their thoughts about life. I defined them as people who care nothing for argument, who are interested only in information; or as people who have a preference for learning things rather than experiencing them. They have opinions but no point of view.... Their talk is the gloomiest type of human discourse I know.... This is a red flag to my nature. Intellectuals, to me have no natures ...
Margaret Anderson (1886–1973), U.S. editor and memoirist. The Fiery Fountains, part 1 (1951).

Anderson founded and edited a charming, iconoclastic, highly visible and influential arts magazine, The Little Review (1914-1929). She knew many intellectuals but preferred artists and writers; she loved stimulating conversation.
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