Quotes and Sayings about University



"The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Job, President, University)

"When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Paris, states, University)

"Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go."
- James Van Allen
(Related: Family, Thought, University)

"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
(Related: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

"My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Technology, Events, Intention, Physics, Study, University)

"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
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

"I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Talent, School, University)

"I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota, and I was a teacher for about a minute."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Education, University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

"In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Fact, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling - largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling - grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: People, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Father, End, Income, University)

"Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Jobs, Museums, Summer, University)

"John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Vision, Civil rights, First, University)

"The Athletic Association competed against the University. So there was an event. You cannot break world records unless it is an established event, and you have three timekeepers, and the whole thing is organized."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: University, World)

"My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

"Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: University)

"I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Teaching, University)

"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
(Related: Cricket, Reason, University, Want)

"A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

"Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Now, Students, University)

"There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Truth, University)

"The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Age, Reason, University)

"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
(Related: Literary, Literature, University, Will, World)

"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia."
- Julian Bond
(Related: American, Now, University)

"The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Knowledge, Literature, University)

"The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Home, University)

"The war project at Stanford was essentially completed, and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship at the University of Minnesota, which had a good biochemistry department."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: War, Project, University)

"In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Contrast, University)

"This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, Now, Obvious, Old, University)

"I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Home, Travel, Evening, University)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Poets, University, World)

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

"Every year I teach dozens of students at the University of Birmingham. Most of the students on the gender and sexuality courses are women. I guess this is because the boys don't think that gender applies to them: that it's a subject for girls."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Women, Boys, Gender, Girls, Sexuality, Students, University)

"It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Music, Talking, University)

"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.
(Related: Government, People, Boston, First, states, United, University)

"Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Books, University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Ending, Living, Students, University, Will)

"Quite a few people have commented during the campaign that more help is required for small businesses. SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages, and in Cambridge the links to the University and the huge pool of expertise here helps that."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: People, Encouragement, Expertise, Help, Support, University)

"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
(Related: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

"I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Being, University)

"After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Knowledge, Books, University)

"When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, People, Discipline, Vision, Focus, University)

"We spend more than a million dollars a year on our colleges and university, and it is money well spent; but we must have education that fits not the few but the many for the business of life."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Business, Education, Life, Money, University)

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Books, University)

"The true university of these days is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Books, University)

"I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Mathematics, Physics, University)

"My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Science, War, Engineering, Medicine, Physics, University)

"And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Choice, School, University)

"I believe it is important for the university to always remember its roots."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Education, College, Giving, Remarkable, State, University, Value)

"Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Inspiration, Example, School, State, Students, University)

"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
(Related: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

"When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Choice, Reality, State, University)

"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
(Related: State, Students, University, Will, World)

"Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University and the students who attend it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: State, Students, University)

"Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

"The University brings out all abilities, including incapability."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: University)

"I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Religion, Women, Work, First, Religious, University)

"Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Committee, University)

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students."
- John Ciardi
(Related: College, Interest, Students, University)

"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
(Related: People, Memories, Motherhood, Seasons, University, Years)

"Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: University)

"When I went to the University, the medical school was the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life, its nature, its origins, and its ills."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Medical, Life, Nature, Hope, School, Study, University)

"Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Love, Time, Baseball, College, Memories, University)

"The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other. It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2 cities that were rich in tradition."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Cities, Future, Play, Tradition, University)

"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
(Related: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

"'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman."
- William Congreve
(Related: Education, Gentleman, University)

"Train service is particularly vital for the students and employees of Southern Illinois University."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Employees, Service, Students, University)

"If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech - which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech - is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Hate, Hurt, Police, Riot, Speech, University)

"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
(Related: Education, Idea, Difference, May, University, Words)

"My real education began when I entered the University of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student."
- James Cronin
(Related: Education, Chicago, University)

"My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University."
- James Cronin
(Related: Mother, Father, Class, University)

"In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics."
- James Cronin
(Related: Chicago, Physics, University)

"At the same time we overlap, because, I do linguistics, and Ben did a first degree in Linguistics at Lancaster University, so he knows some of my subject."
- David Crystal
(Related: Time, First, University)

"I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Work, Abuse, Addiction, University)

"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
(Related: Discipline, Day, Fiction, University, Want, Writing, Years)

"I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

"The University of North Carolina provided me with every tool necessary to rise to the top of my profession."
- Rick Dees
(Related: Profession, University)

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Light, University)

"Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can't wait that long."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: People, Economics, University)

"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
(Related: President, University, Years)

"An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Care, Man, University)

"I thus decided to leave the university forever and tried to find an industrial job in the United States."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Job, states, United, University)

"When it came time to go to the University, it was during the war."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Time, War, University)

"I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring."
- Jim Evans
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: Dream, Limits, Now, Old, University, Years)

"I had a call to the University of Miami where I'd run a revival in 1950."
- Howard Finster
(Related: University)

"Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Time, Thought, Development, Now, Protection, University)

"We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Spring, University)

"I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year."
- David Friedman
(Related: Children, University)

"I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine."
- Karl von Frisch
(Related: Grammar, Medicine, School, University)

"I received my doctorate from the University of Vienna in 1910."
- Karl von Frisch
(Related: University)

"The people who run a university are far more qualified and intelligent in handling people than someone who inherited his money and used it to buy a pro team."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Money, People, University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Americans, Anxiety, Automobiles, College, University, World)

"Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, College, School, states, University)

"When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers."
- Gordon Gee
(Related: Duty, Universe, University)

"I think the American university system still seems to be the best system in the world."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: 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
(Related: Acting, College, University, Years)

"If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you."
- Robert F. Goheen
(Related: Feet, University)

"As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job."
- Jane Goodall
(Related: Money, Mother, Dream, College, England, Job, School, University)

"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
(Related: College, Kentucky, State, Summer, Teachers, University, Years)

"My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24, and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to see me succeed beyond university and drama."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Age, Father, Drama, Regret, Succeed, University)

"At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes."
- Henry Green
(Related: Fear, Court, Public, School, University)

"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'"
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Evening, University)

"I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Music, Business, University)

"We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: Idea, France, Novelty, University, Writing)

"Well, I think, you know, the university and the high schools are also important, but depends how I'm going to do in tennis - well, I hope. I mean, it depends, so I don't know yet."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Hope, Schools, Tennis, University)

"In Finland, getting a university degree is the first thing that you expect your kids to do."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: First, Kids, University)

"The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Actions, Circumstances, Day, Job, Light, State, University)

"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
(Related: Work, Thought, Job, Now, Trying, University, Want)

"Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Theatre, University)

"Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions."
- Jim Henson
(Related: College, First, School, University)

"At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Art, Design, First, Planning, Television, Theatre, University)

"Teaching physics at the University, and more general lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Audiences, Concern, Physics, Teaching, University)

"I was educated at King's College, Taunton and went to the University of Cambridge in 1942."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: College, University)

"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
(Related: Nature, People, Listening, University, Wind)

"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
(Related: People, University)

"I think the University of Texas has the chance to become the finest public university in the country."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Chance, Country, Public, University)

"For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1977."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Work, State, University)

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

"I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry."
- Roald Hoffmann
(Related: First, University)

"A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: Character, Being, Criticism, University)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Character, Corruption, University, World)

"Well I'm a very similar age to Prince Charles. I'm a year older than him. I was at university at the same time as him. I think in the sixties, like all the Royals, he really had very little impact on my life at all and he seemed, if anything a lot older in his attitudes."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Age, Life, Time, University)

"Penn State University is also nationally recognized for the exceptional research and patient care provided at the College of Medicine, located in my Congressional District in Hershey, PA."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Care, College, Medicine, Research, State, University)

"A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Education, Party, University)

"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
(Related: First, Rights, Opponents, University)

"It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Goal, American, University)

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

"The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Knowledge, Old, University)

"However, I wasn't very good at the sciences, or didn't have a lot of help in the sciences or something but certainly didn't set science for my A level. And when I came to take my A levels I didn't get a good enough result to go to University."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Science, Help, Result, University)

"So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Fear, Conversation, Skin, Today, University)

"I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Acting, Parents, University)

"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology."
- Clive James
(Related: Technology, America, Right, University)

"Were I not a king, I would be a university man."
- King James I
(Related: Man, University)

"The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Imagination, Friends, University)

"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
(Related: Home, Music, University, Writing)

"We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium. I think the whole sector of Foundations, potentially with government support, is promising - more than promising, I think, it's substantial."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Government, Support, University)

"I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates, necessarily. Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university."
- John Keegan
(Related: People, University)

"A recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota concluded that meth was involved in as many as 81 percent of child protection cases in the state."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Protection, State, University)

"A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance."
- Clark Kerr
(Related: Balance, Public, University)

"I would hope we would begin a series of projects that would do more to bring the different parts of the university together in the study of Asia, for example, in the study of the professions in Asia."
- William Kirby
(Related: Hope, Example, Projects, Study, University)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Consulting, Cooperation, First, Job, Leaders, Research, University)

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Politics, University)

"Then in 1969, I spent the spring term at Cornell University in New York. The invasion of August 1968 had already happened, but the hardline regime took several months to crack down on dissidents."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Months, Spring, University)

"The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: First, Job, University)

"Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Heart, Effect, Laughter, May, Now, Study, University)

"The funds from the sale were put into research and general teaching budgets at the university. Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, Inc., is now a growing enterprise with many model and other econometric facilities."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Budgets, Now, Research, Teaching, University)

"The completion of my undergraduate training at the University of California (Berkeley) provided just the needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both economics and mathematics."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Completion, Economics, Mathematics, Training, University)

"An early fascination with higher mathematics at the university level blossomed into speculative thinking that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Mathematics, Thinking, University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Identity, Projects, University, Want, Years)

"My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: University)

"I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan. My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Mother, Father, Philosophy, University)

"I'm fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we've won a lot. I have some kids who haven't failed that much. But when they get to college, they're going to fail some time. That's a thing that I can help them the most with."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Coach, College, Help, Kids, Now, University)

"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

"This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did... used to come to my parents' house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don't have any memories of this gentleman."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Time, Gentleman, Memories, Old, Parents, University, Years)

"Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel. A significant number go on aliyah. We are proud of our Israel programs, which come at a considerable cost to the university."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Thoughts, Israel, Students, University)

"Well the way I ended up with my own record is that I did this concert at Wesleyan University. It was just one night and we had no thought of making a record."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Thought, Night, University)

"As a university, we're not focused on bringing about huge reforms - that's not our role."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Beer, Elderly, University, Wine)

"In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Fools, Law, Learning, University)

"The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts."
- Edward Levi
(Related: College, Giving, Liberal, University)

"The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Power, Commitment, Intellect, Reason, University)

"A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000."
- Leonard L. Levinson
(Related: College, University)

"I was working for the Socialist International, after I left university in 1959, as a researcher."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: Medical, Work, Psychiatry, School, University, Years)

"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Dad, School, University)

"One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Experience, Music, Expectations, Musicians, University)

"The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another."
- Seth Low
(Related: Brotherhood, Dependence, Man, Obligation, Sense, University)

"When West End Girls came out on import, I was a student at Liverpool University. I'd go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on, and I'd be really embarrassed."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: End, Girls, University)

"You don't say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on."
- Magnus Magnusson
(Related: Life, University)

"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Dreams, Work, Confidence, University)

"I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: College, Growing up, Language, Order, School, University)

"There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see."
- John Masefield
(Related: Truth, Hate, Ignorance, May, University)

"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
(Related: Iraq, March, University, World)

"When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people's exploits."
- Andrea Mitchell
(Related: Love, People, College, English, Liberal, Literature, Study, University)

"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Space, University)

"Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Business, Father, Thought, Future, University)

"So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology, and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas, and then did some graduate work in it."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Work, Military, School, University)

"Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Physics, University)

"Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Life, Risk, University)

"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
(Related: Medical, Choice, School, Students, University, Washington)

"I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Science, University)

"I can tell you where I was when Kennedy was shot - which was in the common room at school. I heard about it on the old valve radio. At the time of Armstrong's landing, I was at university rehearsing a play."
- Sam Neill
(Related: Time, Old, Play, School, University)

"In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School, and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: School, University)

"For the animals, they came from the University in Uppsala and all different kinds of clinics here."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Animals, University)

"The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Business, Society, Knowledge, Conservation, University)

"My record at the University of California as an undergraduate was mediocre to say the best."
- Douglass North
(Related: University)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

"The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Education, Winning, First, Parents, University)

"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
(Related: Aspirations, Parents, School, University)

"I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Work, Genetics, Reputation, Tradition, University)

"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
(Related: Opinion, University, Writers)

"In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Life, Responsibility, Summer, University)

"I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: History, Sports, Football, Girls, School, University)

"I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Science, College, University)

"Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: 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
(Related: Court, Law, Man, University, Years)

"I'm very proud of what we've done with the State University and the City University. They're totally different institutions than they were when I took office."
- George Pataki
(Related: Office, State, University)

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

"I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943."
- John Pople
(Related: College, Examination, Mathematics, October, Physics, Trinity, University)

"In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17. A group of students was permitted to attend university before taking part in wartime research projects."
- John Pople
(Related: Age, Men, War, Projects, Research, Students, University)

"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
(Related: Civilization, Greatness, End, University, Will, World)

"I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Sympathy, University)

"When I was in university, my dream was to be a coach, like a high school track coach. Not to teach."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Dream, Coach, School, University)

"I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Order, states, Teaching, United, University)

"On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Life, Policy, Financial, Foreign policy, London, Practice, Press, University)

"At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name."
- Carl Rakosi
(Related: Time, Thought, Job, Name, Names, Press, University, Workers)

"In fact, it used to be a joke if you studied at a University."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Fact, University)

"As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go, they emigrate to America and become university courses."
- Frederic Raphael
(Related: Ideas, America, University)

"If I had been at a University I don't think I would have been able to have the experience I had in my Smithsonian work. I don't think I have been as successful."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Experience, Work, Successful, University)

"I went from elementary school to proper training, operatic training, and I went on to the Motown University and learned a lot of things from some wonderful people."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: People, School, Training, University)

"This line of research continued when I went, and brought my research group with me, to the new University of California, Irvine campus in 1966 to become the founding Dean of the School of Physical Sciences."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Founding, Research, School, University)

"The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country."
- Ad Reinhardt
(Related: Art, Country, Job, Now, University)

"The Committee supports the idea that there should be, within the University of California, a campus which puts particular emphasis on the education of undergraduates within the framework of a College system."
- Abraham Robinson
(Related: Education, Idea, College, Committee, University)

"Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Life, Sports, Success, College, University, Value)

"No state legislature ever built a great university."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: State, University)

"You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out."
- Roy Romer
(Related: School, University)

"I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Trying, University)

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Car, Education, Man, May, School, University)

"For me, it is just the total experience - from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Experience, Time, Coach, First, University, Years)

"I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coach, University)

"I received a D.Sc. from the University of London in 1992."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: London, University)

"I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where I was made a full professor in 1985."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: University)

"In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy."
- Martin Ryle
(Related: Work, Astronomy, University)

"After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Class, Examination, First, Result, Teachers, University)

"Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Father, Goal, Career, Medicine, Profession, Study, University)

"Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973. The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh."
- Thomas J. Sargent
(Related: Day, Expectations, Spring, University)

"At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Minority, State, University)

"Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Law, School, University)

"Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Parents, University, World)

"Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be... well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I've known for years are all in the industry together."
- Jon Secada
(Related: People, Opportunity, College, Now, University, Years)

"And for me, it's been, not only where I learned, but the people that I met there. Most of the people that I work with are guys that, one way or another, have been associated with the university."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Work, People, University)

"After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations."
- David Sedaris
(Related: Art, Months, Parents, Potential, State, University)

"I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Life, University)

"I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri, which is what it was called back then, and transferred to the University of Denver where I ultimately got my degree."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Men, College, University)

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Art, Education, Science, Folly, Fool, Philosophy, Superstition, University)

"Penn State in 1955 became the first university to be issued a federal license to operate a nuclear reactor, which it continues to use for studies in the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the training of nuclear industry personnel."
- Don Sherwood
(Related: Energy, First, State, Training, University)

"What you have is two men seeking the White House; they're both products of prominent New England families. They both went to private boarding schools. They both went to a prestigious university."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Men, England, Schools, University)

"In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Language, Question, Students, University)

"I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students."
- Ruth J. Simmons
(Related: Fight, Students, University)

"A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible."
- Frederick W. Smith
(Related: Idea, Management, Order, University)

"After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics."
- Vernon L. Smith
(Related: Economics, Engineering, University)

"For the last year I've been at Stanford University as a student and I've had time to read the newspaper."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Time, University)

"At my father's request I took up the study of law at the University of Zurich In 1863."
- Carl Spitteler
(Related: Father, Law, Study, University)

"I joined the Army and was sent to the MIT radiation laboratory after a few months of introduction to electromagnetic wave theory in a special course, given for Army personnel at the University of Chicago."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Army, Chicago, Months, Theory, University)

"In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago, the weekends I helped in the family store."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Family, Chicago, University)

"We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Meetings, University)

"My main graduate training was received at the University of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D. in 1938."
- George Stigler
(Related: Chicago, Training, University)

"Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota from which I was on leave for several years during the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University."
- George Stigler
(Related: War, Research, University, Years)

"I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago. We were married in 1936. She died in 1970."
- George Stigler
(Related: Wife, Chicago, University)

"I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington, from which I was graduated in 1931. I spent the next year at Northwestern University."
- George Stigler
(Related: Schools, University, Washington)

"After the war, I returned to Minnesota, from which I soon moved to Brown University, and a year later, to Columbia University where I remained from 1947 until 1958."
- George Stigler
(Related: War, University)

"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
(Related: Brother, Thought, Guidance, University)

"I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there. I want the experience of normal college life."
- Julia Stiles
(Related: Experience, Life, People, College, Trying, University, Want)

"I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Peace, People, Commitment, Environment, President, Security, University, World)

"No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Life, Job, Living, University)

"All I wanted was to be a university teacher."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: University)

"When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Home, Time, University)

"Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Family, Acceptance, Parents, University)

"The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)

"The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned for its tradition of practical studies."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Technology, Tradition, University)

"In 1978, I entered Tohoku University, into the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Technology, Engineering, University)

"My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer between metal complexes became active only after I came to the University of Chicago in 1946."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Chicago, Interest, University)

"After the United States entered the war, I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer."
- James Tobin
(Related: War, Learning, states, United, University)

"I was born in Champaign in 1918. From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools, I went to the University High School in the twin city, Urbana."
- James Tobin
(Related: School, Schools, University)

"I've been employed by the University of Helsinki, and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Linux, University)

"I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University. Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Linux, Pretty, University)

"Who is more in touch with the problems of this country? One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale, or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro, in the street?"
- Gloria Trevi
(Related: Country, Problems, University)

"In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Dancing, Law, Merit, School, University)

"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
(Related: Health, Country, Risk, University)

"The term 'cost shifting,' as I use it, refers to those items in a university's budget that used to be reimbursed by the federal government but are no longer paid for by them."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Government, University)

"War was my university. Everything has proceeded from there."
- Paul Virilio
(Related: War, University)

"But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: University)

"I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous."
- David Walliams
(Related: Famous, Name, Sharing, University)

"For nine years, till the spring of 1881, we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks, in what was then the newest quarter of the University town."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Spring, University, Years)

"During my Austin years, I was drawing a regular strip for the University Of Texas newspaper, going to school, delivering blood, and trying to change my approach and "style" as much as I could, since I knew that I'd calcify as I got older."
- Chris Ware
(Related: Change, Blood, School, Trying, University, Years)

"It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Sex, Jokes, Teenage, University)

"We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Education, Graduation, Living, University)

"In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Friends, University, Vocabulary, Writer)

"Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school, I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an anonymous particle of the London I already loved."
- Patrick White
(Related: London, School, University)

"The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Thought, Appreciation, Creation, Future, University)

"I paid for my own education by scholarship until I left university."
- Ellen Wilkinson
(Related: Education, University)

"I just want to go to university and have fun - I want to be an ordinary student. I'm only going to university. It's not like I'm getting married - though that's what it feels like sometimes."
- Prince William
(Related: Fun, University, Want)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Work, Mother, Father, Physics, University)

"I completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Medical, Medicine, School, University)

"My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Democracy, Ideals, University)

"Made it through high school, went to the University of Minnesota."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: School, University)

"My split with the university was over the fact that I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Fact, University)

"I would like to go to University and be like a normal 20 year old."
- Louise Woodward
(Related: Old, University)

"I was later to receive an excellent first two years' graduate education in the same University and then again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S. on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Education, First, University, Years)

"The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular."
- Michael York
(Related: Humor, Popular, University)

"The first money I ever had was when I received an award from the American Association of University Women."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Money, Women, American, First, University)

"One day, though, I was asked if I'd like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Day, University)

"I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Education, University)