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I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

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You could mention my name in any hallway in any academic
institution and you would have people foaming at the mouth.
- David Horowitz

I was interested in implements of mass destruction -
from an academic point of view.
- Dan Farmer

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

 

At age 11 in 1960, I moved to an academic state secondary school,
Harrow County Grammar School for Boys.
- Paul Nurse

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

I had this habit of an academic of answering the question.
I should have fobbed it off.
- John Hewson

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I kind of lost interest in school.
I was never really that interested anyway.
I was never academic.
I didn't really go to school as much as I should have.
- Kate Moss

Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education.
They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them.
- Robert Kiyosaki

By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research
instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that
I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD.
- Paul Berg

This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not
advisable to remain in one academic environment,
and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal.
- Paul Nurse

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

I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length
academic studies have been written.
- Manuel Puig

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

If I had been a member of the academic establishment,
I could have done other experiments.
- Albert Ellis

When I was confronted with official tuition,
the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever
between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Postmodernism is an academic theory,
originating in academia with an academic elite,
not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.
- Catharine MacKinnon

There is much more to schools than buildings.
There are academic activities, how it reaches the community
and its proximity to other programs.
- John Warner

There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind.
That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
- Anne Stevenson

I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts.
We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict,
academics took priority.
- Tony Brown

The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of
an academic job in a university which I received.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace.
- Ad Reinhardt

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.'
- Evan Sayet

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

Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended,
continuing and perfecting childhood drawing -
without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

I came out of the Civil Rights Movement,
and I had a different kind of focus than most people
who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl,
not from formal academic training.
Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math
that lasted the 20 years we were together.
- Ann Druyan

The academic area of new music or modern music festivals
is not something which attracts me at all.
- Gavin Bryars

I am joining the government not from the academic position but from St.
Petersburg city council.
- Anatoly Chubais

I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began
writing fiction full-time.
- Peter Straub

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

I have no academic qualifications whatsoever.
- David Irving

My academic identity is that of a folklorist,
and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
- Alan Dundes

In common with many others in the varied branches of our profession,
my academic education is subnormal.
- Loretta Young

It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree,
but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
- John Howard

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe.
I have too much talent for that.
- Theo Van Gogh

After my stellar first grade academic achievements,
I continued to perform well in the city primary schools -
except for penmanship,
which was not my forte.
- Vernon L. Smith

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the
average man more of the ingredients of success in life
than almost any academic course he takes.
- Knute Rockne

I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
- Terri Windling

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance,
while also providing alternative opportunities to reward
the skills of children who learn differently.
- Gavin Newsom

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

Credit card companies pay college students generously
to stand outside dining halls,
dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow
students to apply for credits cards.
- Louise Slaughter

Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered
by being a superstar who knows more about one subject
than anyone else in the world.
- Philip Zimbardo

I was always more of an academic than a jock.
- Edwin Moses

If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic.
- William Bernbach

I don't have the notion that everybody has to write
in some single academic style.
- Clifford Geertz

I have not had any serious non-academic job.
- Amartya Sen

Personally I discovered that you could go through the
academy as a young scholar,
come out, and almost immediately have an impact on
the academic environment.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I had been writing for about twelve years.
I knew pretty well how you could find things out,
but I had never been trained in an academic way how
to go about the research.
- David McCullough

To the extent that tenure supports academic freedom,
I support tenure.
I want no person or system to have any power,
real or apparent, to chill academic freedom.
- James E. Rogers

Academic success depends on research and publications.
- Philip Zimbardo

My academic schedule is lighter this year because it's an Olympic year.
- Sasha Cohen

At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical
contrary to that of the university,
where art theory is very important.
The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time.
- Ralph Allen

You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work,
but there isn't a focus on building complex molecular systems.
In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second,
and we're third.
- K. Eric Drexler

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish
a small academic research unit,
modestly funded, but with total independence.
The real opportunity, however, came from King's College,
London.
- James W. Black

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living
is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles"
turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
- George Will

I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that
comes out of learning the human elements of a world,
so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you
besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.
- Stanley Crouch

But one did not do feminist theory, as such,
in those days, not only because male academic discourse
did not recognize such a term,
but especially because the women's movement did not either.
- Teresa de Lauretis

You can get on with your job.
I'm going to get on with mine.
And mine is to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland,
that's what they expect from me and I'm not going to
be deflected by interesting academic or media speculation
or attempts to take the whole debate back.
- Peter Hain

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa,
in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was,
biology and anthropology.
I was around 16 years old when I made this particular
choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone
seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors.
This is false.
The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights
is that no professor should be hired or fired because
of his or her political views.
I have never myself called for the firing of any professor
for his or her political views,
nor would I. - David Horowitz

In terms of individuals who actually inspired me,
very few of the academic people that I had access to had that power over me.
Maybe it's simply because I wasn't that committed to geometry.
- Twyla Tharp

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.
- Richard Wall

The Carnegie Foundation is well aware of the fact that
their reports frequently find their way to dusty archives
in academic institutions,
but occasionally people pick up a segment of a report and act upon it.
- C. Everett Koop

I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel.
It's always been my view that there are already more
than enough academic novels and that most of them aren't any good.
Most of them are self-conscious and bitter,
the work of people who want to settle grudges.
- Richard Russo

In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust,
faith, understanding and compassion,
many families are turning to the structure,
discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
- Mark Foley

Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity,
I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth;
and with your permission I shall consider you as representing
here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even
of Europe but also of America.
- Felix Bloch

As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement,
we must recognize and reward those who strive academically,
just as we honor athletic champions.
Meeting the President of the United States is just
the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
- Brad Sherman

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism,
will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning,
value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
- Camille Paglia

I brought together experts from health care,
business, academic institutions, and the community
to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating
racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.
- Thomas Menino


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