"There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Rebecca West on Albert Einstein
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
"A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere."
"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
"It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk."