Quotations on University

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I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose.
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Keywords: Cricket, Reason, University, Want)

The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Literary, Literature, University, Will, World)

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Poetry, Poets, University, World)

The privilege of being at the university for four years is something I'll always treasure.
- Hank Brown
(Keywords: Being, Privilege, Treasure, University, Years)

I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
- Gerard Butler
(Keywords: Society, Law, President, Training, University, Writer)

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Men, Training, University, World)

Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Ending, Living, Students, University, Will)

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Future, Honor, Past, Reputation, State, University, Will)

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates - is they just keeping giving back.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Education, College, Giving, Remarkable, State, University, Value)

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware, recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout the world and new master's and doctoral programs, Delaware State University will continue to grow and attract even more qualified students.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: State, Students, University, Will, World)

Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: People, Memories, Motherhood, Seasons, University, Years)

But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Education, Idea, Difference, May, University, Words)

I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
- John Dalton
(Keywords: Discipline, Day, Fiction, University, Want, Writing, Years)

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: President, University, Years)

I'd like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I'd have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university.
- Adam Faith
(Keywords: Dream, Limits, Now, Old, University, Years)

I'd probably want to teach at university, because children would drive me insane. I suspect it would be English literature, Shakespeare and so forth. I've always been deeply, deeply in love with that kind of thing.
- Stephen Fry
(Keywords: Love, Children, English, Literature, Shakespeare, University, Want)

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell
(Keywords: People, Americans, Anxiety, Automobiles, College, University, World)

I think the American university system still seems to be the best system in the world.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: American, University, World)

I went to college in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University... studied acting there. Then I went to New York for about five years. I moved out here about 10 years ago.
- Laura San Giacomo
(Keywords: Acting, College, University, Years)

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.
- Sue Grafton
(Keywords: College, Kentucky, State, Summer, Teachers, University, Years)

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Idea, France, Novelty, University, Writing)

I always thought I'd go to university and then get a real job, you know. Now I want to do stuff that really makes me happy. Although I'm still trying to work out what that is. But for me there are always constants.
- Martin Henderson
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Job, Now, Trying, University, Want)

One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Keywords: Nature, People, Listening, University, Wind)

And then I went to the University of New Hampshire for two years, and then the war came along.
- Betty Hill
(Keywords: War, University, Years)

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
- Richard Hofstadter
(Keywords: Imagination, Character, Corruption, University, World)

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Keywords: Politics, University, Years)

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones
(Keywords: Home, Music, University, Writing)

After my first visit to Japan, in 1960, to work on a joint model building project at Osaka University, I maintained a continuing interest in the country and the entire Far East.
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Keywords: Work, Building, Country, First, Interest, Project, University, Visit)

On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and - over the years - have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego.
- Walter Kohn
(Keywords: Identity, Projects, University, Want, Years)

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Keywords: Time, Gentleman, Memories, Old, Parents, University, Years)

Kerri and I met at theatre camp when were 16 years old, which is pretty lame. The rest of us met when we founded the State at New York University in 1988. Most of our adult lives have been spent bickering with these people.
- Thomas Lennon
(Keywords: People, Old, Pretty, Rest, State, Theatre, University, Years)

The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most.
- Jay Leno
(Keywords: People, Beer, Elderly, University, Wine)

But I spent just two calendar years at Cornell University, though it was covering more than three years of work, and then went to medical school and did become interested in psychiatry, and even helped form a kind of psychiatry club in medical school.
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Keywords: Medical, Work, Psychiatry, School, University, Years)

We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we're setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida.
- Chris Matthews
(Keywords: Iraq, March, University, World)

So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students.
- Daniel Nathans
(Keywords: Medical, Choice, School, Students, University, Washington)

It was not until I got my first job, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began playing chess with Don Gordon, a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory.
- Douglass North
(Keywords: Chess, First, Job, Theory, University, Washington)

If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Keywords: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
- Kate O'Brien
(Keywords: Opinion, University, Writers)

Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University.
- Robert B. Parker
(Keywords: Teaching, University, Word)

This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
- Rod Parsley
(Keywords: Court, Law, Man, University, Years)

I went to college in Ohio, at Ohio University, and I graduated two years ago.
- Piper Perabo
(Keywords: College, University, Years)

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell
(Keywords: Civilization, Greatness, End, University, Will, World)



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