2. "It's a lucky man, a very lucky man, who is committed to what he believes, who has stifled intellectual detachment and can relax in the luxury of his emotions - like a tipsy traveller resting for the night at wayside inn."
- Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
- Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
8. "To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. This is the sport, the luxury, special to the intellectual man. The gesture characteristic of his tribe consists in looking at the world with eyes wide open in wonder. Everything in the world is strange and marvelous to well-open eyes."
- José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses