Quotation by Virginia Woolf

The middlebrow is the man, or woman, of middlebred intelligence who ambles and saunters now on this side of the hedge, now on that, in pursuit of no single object, neither art itself nor life itself, but both mixed indistinguishably, and rather nastily, with money, fame, power, or prestige.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British novelist. "Middlebrow," The Death of the Moth (1942).

In contrast, see Woolf's comment under "intellect and intellectuals."
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