"We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Clifford Geertz on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Clifford Geertz on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Clifford Geertz on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Clifford Geertz on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Clifford Geertz on William Shakespeare
"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
"Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance."
"I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false."
"I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means."