From Susan Sontag:
I don’t care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when they are really human with each other, produces “intelligence.”
There is also this bit:
Why I Write
There is no one right way to experience what I’ve written.
I write — and talk — in order to find out what I think.
But that doesn’t mean “I” “really” “think” that. It only means that is my-thought-when-writing (or when- talking). If I’d written another day, or in another conversation, “I” might have “thought” differently.
Here is more.