academic quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Anthony Biglan” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ben Stein” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bruce Jackson” float=”none” width=”100%”]All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”C. Wright Mills” float=”none” width=”100%”]To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Camille Paglia” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Crystal” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Abbey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Most academic economists know nothing of economy. In fact, they know little of anything.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elbert Hubbard” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Evan Sayet” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gilbert K. Chesterton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The academic mind reflects infinity, and is full of light by the simple process of being shallow and standing still.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry S. Haskins” float=”none” width=”100%”]Academic questions are interlopers in a world where so few of the real ones have been answered.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Howard Gardner” float=”none” width=”100%”]No academic ever expects to be taken seriously by more than three other people, because really, we write for three people in our field.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jeanette Winterson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Lithgow” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mason Cooley” float=”none” width=”100%”]An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Crichton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The academic world was marching toward ever more specialized knowledge, expressed in ever more dense jargon.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Ignatieff” float=”none” width=”100%”]In academic life, false ideas are merely false, and useless ones can be fun to play with.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Marmot” float=”none” width=”100%”]The academic life is wonderful. That’s why people love to do research.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael McKean” float=”none” width=”100%”]Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Tsarion” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Noam Chomsky” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the academic world, most of the work that is done is clerical. A lot of the work done by professors is routine.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Noam Chomsky” float=”none” width=”100%”]The reason academic disputes are so vicious is that so little is at stake.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Noel Annan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Academic staff rather enjoy coming to conclusions, but they don’t like coming to decisions at all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pablo Picasso” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pierre Trudeau” float=”none” width=”100%”]In academic life you seek to state absolute truths; in politics you seek to accommodate truth to the facts around you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ram Dass” float=”none” width=”100%”]My whole academic career was totally out of Jewish anxiety, and issues surrounding achievement and adequacy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Rorty” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Wall” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel Butler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Simone Weil” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephanie Coontz” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William McKeen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing infuriates an academic more than a talented and successful colleague.[/wpsm_quote]