Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quotes du jour

"Life is visceral rather than intellectual, and the most visceral practitioners of life are those who characterize themselves as intellectuals. Truth to them is 'revealed' rather than logically proved, and the principal infatuations of today revolve around the social sciences, those subjects which can accommodate any opinion and about which the most reckless conjecture cannot be discredited... Education is being redefined at the demand of the uneducated to suit the ideas of the uneducated. The student now goes to college to proclaim rather than to learn. The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap. A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals."
Any guesses on who said that and when?

5 comments:

David Amulet said...

Bill O'Reilly? heheheh. I know, I know ... he couldn't make a comment this coherent if he tried.

Susan as herself said...

I have no idea. But I mostly agree.

BeckEye said...

Paris Hilton, after being held back in 6th grade?

Lauren said...

Well you told me who this was so I won't spoil it...BUT I am tagging you on a new Meme! HEEHEE!

Perplexio said...

It was former Vice President, Spiro Theodore Agnew.