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Lincoln Kirstein Quotes and Sayings

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Harvard was a kind of luxurious afternoon.
- Lincoln Kirstein

She was chronologically in luck.
She corresponded to necessity.
- Lincoln Kirstein

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy,
the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic
authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order,
has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.
- Lincoln Kirstein

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

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I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- Ajay Naidu

At Harvard I was in charge of the comparative anatomy labs.
- Robert T. Bakker

When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits
at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
- M. H. Abrams

We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard.
We hire a man, not his history.
- Malcolm Forbes

Two young doctors - one from Harvard and the other from Dartmouth -
invited me to go to Mecca in my husband's stead.
And that is what helped put me back on track.
- Betty Shabazz

I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who
have never asserted a superior attitude.
But they have done so to our great embarrassment and
in no way represent the Harvard I know.
- Derek Bok

In not having an appointment at Harvard,
I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously,
in particular women of color.
- Catharine MacKinnon

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who
wanted me to come talk to them,
and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences.
I can't tell you why.
- Jim Harrison

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States
to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone
directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three
years working on the Hill,
he would have written the Ten Commandments with three
exceptions and a saving clause.
- Charles Morgan

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs,
no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again,
so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard,
which didn't last very long.
- Stephen Sprouse

I've lectured at the Harvard Business School several times.
- Christie Hefner

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about
women at the Mayo clinic.
- Roy Blount, Jr.

I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard,
in 1952.
- Harry Mathews

Some Harvard guy said that acid would open our minds,
pot wouldn't hurt us, and cocaine was benign.
- Chevy Chase

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds.
A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
- John F. Kennedy

Harvard makes mistakes too, you know.
Kissinger taught there.
- Woody Allen

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado,
these were powerful engines just turning out people
ready to create and grow businesses.
- John Hickenlooper

Four years was enough of Harvard.
I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the
liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
- John Updike

At Harvard I majored in chemistry with a strong inclination toward math.
- William Standish Knowles

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind,
except the aesthetic.
- Beatrice Wood

If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine,
She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.
- Anna Quindlen

A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
- Herman Melville

My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square.
- Horace Gregory

In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School,
women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the
first year associates accepted by top law firms.
- Jane Harman

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

A Harvard Medical School study has determined that
rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature.
Plus, it really teaches the baby who's boss.
- Tina Fey

When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe,
then we've made it.
- Jackie Kennedy

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

I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens,
and the stars are all real, but not so damned real,
you see.
- Josiah Royce

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned
about so-called avant-garde music.
Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting
were well known at this time.
- Henry Flynt

My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University;
my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I
worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year.
I taught school in Compton for two years.
- Harry Shearer

The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial
concept at Harvard and at MIT,
has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities.
- Charles Vest

As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research,
and I did a lot!
I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave
me access to the Harvard system.
- Anita Diament

The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light,
temperature, humidity, and nutrition,
the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
- Larry Wall

I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate
student at either Harvard or Princeton.
But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous,
since I had not actually won the Putnam competition...
Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there.
I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through
the summer term and a whole other year,
so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half.
- Harry Mathews

In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent
of African American children attend schools that are
predominately African American,
about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died.
- Bobby Scott

There were so many great music and political scenes
going on in the late '60s in Cambridge.
The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one,
so all of those things were playing in my mind.
- Bonnie Raitt

I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said
they didn't believe in risk.
They thought it was just European hysteria.
Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion.
Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
- Ulrich Beck

I went to Amherst because my brother had gone there before me,
and he went there because his guidance counselor thought
that we would do better there than at a large university like Harvard.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted
for Harvard when my father was offered the position
of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
office on the west coast,
and we moved to San Francisco.
- Douglass North

Children are amazing, and while I go to places like
Princeton and Harvard and Yale,
and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU,
and that's nice and I love students,
but the most fun of all are the real little ones,
the young ones.
- David Dinkins

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30.
At U.S.
conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd.
At Harvard you have an entirely different audience.
It's so schizophrenic.
- Jonathan Carroll

The first months at Harvard were more than challenging,
as I came to the realization that the humanities could
be genuinely interesting,
and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background,
very difficult.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I just went to Harvard a little while,
because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington
and then I went up there but I didn't stay that long
because I went into show business.
- Billy Eckstine

It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist
right has really taken over much of the Republican Party,
People might cite George Bush as proof that you can
be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education.
- Barney Frank

I'm going to try to pull a Natalie Portman.
Natalie went to Harvard while shooting 'Star Wars'.
I don't know how she did it.
I want to have lunch with her and ask her -
that seems like a bunch of stress right there.
- Selena Gomez

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation,
and our job here is to teach and to research and to
create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation
with scholars as well as with political,
intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
- William Kirby

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

That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music.
We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn,
which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is,
and how bad you are.
- Elliott Carter

We've had risk assessments performed by Harvard University,
which said that even if we did have a small number
of cases in this country that the likelihood of it
spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very,
very small.
- Ann Veneman

I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale,
and I had zero interest in doing so.
I think they thought I was on drugs.
There was a neighboring all-boys school,
so we'd get together and do dumb things.
It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
- Katherine Moennig

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance


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