Top Elitism Quotes
I'm worried I will leave grad school and no longer be able to speak English. I know this woman in grad school, a friend of a friend, and just listening to her talk is scary. The semiotic dialetics of...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
She's on the stairs, ma'am, getting her breath,' said the young servant, who had not been long up from the country, where my mother had the excellent habit of getting all her servants. Often she had s...
English does not distinguish between arrogant-up (irreverence toward the temporarily powerful) and arrogant-down (directed at the small guy).
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Of England's patrician class, the author writes: It was easy to be agreeable when everything was done to keep them in comfort and ease.
Barbara W. Tuchman
Now you take dark Negroes like you, Mr. Griffin, and me, he went on. We're old Uncle Toms to our people, no matter how much education and morals we've got. No, you have to be almost a mulatto, have yo...
John Howard Griffin
The problem with call-in shows is quite simple, if you only dare to admit it: Democracy is best when not everyone can be heard all the time. If we are constantly reminded of all the stupid things that...
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas...
I love pop culture -- the Rolling Stones, the Doors, David Lynch, things like that. That's why I said I don't like elitism.
They're so cold, these scholars!May lightning strike their foodso that their mouths learn howto eat fire!