My dear,

I’ll be as patiently as I can possibly be with someone who doesn’t understand something because, well, because they don’t know enough. But I’ll lose my temper instantly if someone calls something stupid and not worth learning just because they don’t want to learn it and remain ignorant.

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

… Have you ever seen two groups of radically religious people meet? So much self-inflected prideful stupidity. Keep me away from it.

Falsely yours,
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell