Intellectuals

“The first rule of intellectualism is: ‘If you do not have much to say, make it as complex as possible.’ A true intellectual has as deep a fear of simplicity as a farmer has of droughts. If there is no complexity, what is there to work with or write about?”

“There is no end to the complexity of descriptions. You could divide a simple pencil into ten parts if you wished and then proceed to describe all ten parts and the relationship of the parts. Once you have a handful of concepts you can choreograph the most complex of dances. There is no limit to the word games that can be played with words.”

Edward de Bono in Teach Your Child How To Think page 9.
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