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Academic failure contributes to poverty and poor health and undermines workforce productivity in ways that harm the entire society.
[wpsm_quote author="Audre Lorde" float="none" width="100%"]The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.

Anthony Biglan

Academic freedom is being lost by a great many people who dare to challenge Darwinism. That’s a terrifying situation. That’s contrary to the principles of science.
[wpsm_quote author="Benedict Cumberbatch" float="none" width="100%"]The armoury of having any academic education does not necessarily set you up for being a good or better actor.

Ben Stein

All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.

Bruce Jackson

To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.

C. Wright Mills

Academic Marxism is a fantasy world, and unctuous compassion-sweepstakes, into which real workers or peasants never penetrate.
[wpsm_quote author="Camille Paglia" float="none" width="100%"]Academic Marxists, with their elitist sense of superiority to popular taste, are the biggest snobs in America.
[wpsm_quote author="Caroline Knapp" float="none" width="100%"]Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval.
[wpsm_quote author="Carolyn Heilbrun" float="none" width="100%"]A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.

Camille Paglia

Academics don’t normally manage to alter people’s way of thinking through their strength of argument.
[wpsm_quote author="Donald Norman" float="none" width="100%"]Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.

David Crystal

Most academic economists know nothing of economy. In fact, they know little of anything.

Edward Abbey

Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.

Elbert Hubbard

Academics act like they are important, but when something is academic it is meaningless. People say, ‘It’s academic, now let’s get work done.
[wpsm_quote author="Ezekiel Emanuel" float="none" width="100%"]As an academic, what do you have? You have the quality of your work and the integrity with which you do it.

Evan Sayet

The academic mind reflects infinity, and is full of light by the simple process of being shallow and standing still.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Academic questions are interlopers in a world where so few of the real ones have been answered.

Henry S. Haskins

No academic ever expects to be taken seriously by more than three other people, because really, we write for three people in our field.

Howard Gardner

Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world.

Jeanette Winterson

Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.
[wpsm_quote author="Kenny Smith" float="none" width="100%"]When academics claim a topic is obsolete, they mean merely they are tired of flogging it with their cliches.

John Lithgow

An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.

Mason Cooley

The academic world was marching toward ever more specialized knowledge, expressed in ever more dense jargon.

Michael Crichton

In academic life, false ideas are merely false, and useless ones can be fun to play with.

Michael Ignatieff

The academic life is wonderful. That’s why people love to do research.

Michael Marmot

Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.

Michael McKean

It is still an act of academic heresy to regard Egypt as the cradle of civilization and originator of Jewish and Christian religious traditions.
[wpsm_quote author="Neil deGrasse Tyson" float="none" width="100%"]If you need to invoke your academic pedigree or job title for people to believe what you say, then you need a better argument.

Michael Tsarion

In the academic world, most of the work that is done is clerical. A lot of the work done by professors is routine.

Noam Chomsky

The reason academic disputes are so vicious is that so little is at stake.

Noam Chomsky

Academic staff rather enjoy coming to conclusions, but they don’t like coming to decisions at all.

Noel Annan

Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth.
[wpsm_quote author="Paul Tough" float="none" width="100%"]And in most highly academic environments in the United States, no one fails anything.

Pablo Picasso

In academic life you seek to state absolute truths; in politics you seek to accommodate truth to the facts around you.

Pierre Trudeau

My whole academic career was totally out of Jewish anxiety, and issues surrounding achievement and adequacy.

Ram Dass

Academic disciplines are subject to being overtaken by attacks of “knowingness”- a state of mind and soul that prevents shudders of awe and makes one immune to enthusiasm.

Richard Rorty

Academic sociologists have been trained to conceive of their discipline – sociology – as the scientific study of society, and to remit to the sister discipline of psychology the study of individuals.
[wpsm_quote author="Ronald Fisher" float="none" width="100%"]The academic mind, as we know, is sometimes capable of assuming an aggressive attitude. The official mind, on the contrary, is and has to be, expert in the art of self-defence.
[wpsm_quote author="Salvador Allende" float="none" width="100%"]First fulfill your academic obligations and then you will have the right to call yourself a leader of the left.

Richard Wall

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.

Samuel Butler

Academic work is one of those fields which contain a pearl so precious that it is worth while to sell all our possessions, keeping nothing for ourselves, in order to be able to acquire it.

Simone Weil

The idea that academics should remain ”above the fray” only gives ideologues license to misuse our work.
[wpsm_quote author="Wallace S. Sayre" float="none" width="100%"]Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.
[wpsm_quote author="William F. Buckley, Jr." float="none" width="100%"]The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house.

Stephanie Coontz

Nothing infuriates an academic more than a talented and successful colleague.

William McKeen

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