Passive Intellectual

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    We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice—that is, until we have stopped saying “It got lost,” and say, “I lost it.”
    Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917)

    But as these angels, the only halted ones
    among the many who passed and repassed,
    trod air as swimmers tread water, each gazing
    on the angelic wings of the other,
    the intelligence proper to great angels flew into their wings,
    the intelligence called intellectual love....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)