Academic Quotes

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Amos Oz
“If you steal from one book you are condemned as a plagiarist, but if you steal from ten books you are considered a scholar, and if you steal from thirty or forty books, a distinguished scholar.”
Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness

Robert Fanney
“A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite.”
Robert Fanney

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

Philip Pullman
“It does not make sense. It cannot exist. It's impossible, and if it isn't impossible, it's irrelevant, and if it isn't either of those things, it's embarrassing.”
Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

Elif Batuman
“It was hard to decide on a literature course. Everything the professors said seemed to be somehow beside the point. You wanted to know why Anna had to die, and instead they told you that 19th century Russian landowners felt conflicted about whether they were really a part of Europe. The implication was that it was somehow naive to want to talk about anything interesting, or to think that you would ever know anything important.”
Elif Batuman, The Idiot

Stephanie Witter
“I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.”
Stephanie Witter, Patch Up

Harold Bloom
“Not a moment passes these days without fresh rushes of academic lemmings off the cliffs they proclaim the political responsibilities of the critic, but eventually all this moralizing will subside.”
Harold Bloom, Books of the Western Canon: 797 Great Books by 204 Essential Authors

“If there is one central intellectual reality at the end of the twentieth century, it is that the biological approach to psychiatry--treating mental illness as a genetically influenced disorder of brain chemistry--has been a smashing success. Freud's ideas, which dominated the history of psychiatry for the past half century, are now vanishing like the last snows of winter.”
Edward Shorter, A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

“I still feel glad to emphasize the duty, the defining characteristic of the pure scientist—probably to be found working in universities—who commit themselves absolutely to specialized goals, to seek the purest manifestation of any possible phenomenon that they are investigating, to create laboratories that are far more controlled than you would ever find in industry, and to ignore any constraints imposed by, as it were, realism. Further down the scale, people who understand and want to exploit results of basic science have to do a great deal more work to adapt and select the results, and combine the results from different sources, to produce something that is applicable, useful, and profitable on an acceptable time scale.”
C.A.R. Hoare

Israelmore Ayivor
“Education is not merely meant for you to write and pass exams, get a good job and a good spouse, and settle down for survival.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Israelmore Ayivor
“Make your education valuable. Apply what you learnt. Refuse to take the back seat and watch things happen. Join the change and be part of the change.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Jonathan Crary
“The denial of sleep is the violent dispossession of self by external force, the calculated shattering of an individual.”
Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

“Many academic intellectuals hold middle-class values in contempt”
Richard J. Herrnstein, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

August Wilhelm Schlegel
“As the poets for the most part had their share of scholarship, it gave rise to a curious struggle between their natural inclination and their imaginary duty. When they sacrificed to the latter, they were praised by the learned; but by yielding to the former, they became the favourites of the people.”
August Wilhelm Schlegel, Lectures On Dramatic Art And Literature

Scott McCloud
“All the things we experience in life can be separated into two realms, the realm of the concept and the realm of the senses.”
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

“While presenting, the audience are less info, so try to get the stage to make them think same as you.”
Ali AbdelAziz

Ehsan Sehgal
“Academically fools exist too. They can pose the awkward problems within academic values than just the simple fools.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Jeffrey Rasley
“Not saying fashion and outward appearance count for nothing. They're just not very important to people of substance.”
Jeffrey Rasley, Godless-- Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs

George Eliot
“Oh, he dreams footnotes, and they run away with all his brains.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Don’t come and offer master's degree 'cos you’re unemployed. It’s not a solution to unemployment unless you want to be an academic. Get some skills and sharpen yourself; it will direct you to the right master's degree or professional cert.”
Kingsley Ofosu-Ampong

Matt Padwick
“His name was Ed. His nickname was Scrambled Ed. On leaving school he had taken a year out to decide what he wanted to study at University. The year passed and he still hadn't decided but went to University anyway.

'Academic' is defined as 'of, or relating to, institutionalized education and scholarship'. The same word, at the same time, also means 'having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging or theoretical'.
The latter definition seemed the most appropriate for Ed's university career which was a mash up of drinking, diving, surfing, kayaking and having his heart-broken. All washed down with a few pints.
After three years of that he was awarded a second class joint honours degree which he put in the recycling bin and went in search of something that would make him feel better.”
Matt Padwick, Transpose - a self-styled revolution

Steven Magee
“Professors are typically in their own little worlds, doing their own thing and thinking that the laws do not apply to them.”
Steven Magee

Malcolm Bradbury
“There is a girl behind the desk in blue uniform, with dark red hair, spread fanlike from her head in lacquered splendour; she looks at them without interest. 'Hallo, dolling,' says Lubijova, 'Here is Professor Petwurt, reservation of the Min'stratii Kulturi, confirmation here.' 'So, Petvurt?' the girl says, taking a pen from her hair and running it languidly down the columns of a large book. 'Da, Pervert, so, here is. Passipotti. ' 'She likes your passport, don't give it to her, says Lubijova, 'Give it to me. I know these people well, they are such bureaucrats. Now, dolling, tell me, how long do you keep?' 'Tomorrow,' says the girl, 'It registers with the police.”
Malcolm Bradbury , Rates of Exchange

“Dance history is not only an academic or artistic undertaking. Dance history is human history. Dance history explores the intersection of the collective narrative with the human body. You can not understand history of dance without understanding how dance is the individuation of collective storytelling."
Marquita Burke De Jesus, Associate Professor in Dance”
Marquita De Jesus

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you hate to think, you are not different from some who is peeing on his academic certificates. The goal of education is to help you to think and lead.”
Israelmore ayivor , Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Laurence Galian
“The academician commonly is more interested in gaining information to swell his or her bag of facts, than to open him or herself up to psycho-spiritual transmutation. This wisdom would be wasted on those whose only interest is to rape wisdom for academic data.”
Laurence Galian, Beyond Duality: The Art of Transcendence

Laurence Galian
“We are obsessed with the academic and scientific study of displeasure/anxiety/running/fighting, but almost no research is done about pleasure, because the exploration of sexual pleasure is still a taboo subject among Christians as it was in Reich's time. Reich's work is key to the somatic system.”
Laurence Galian, 666: Connection with Crowley

Laurence Galian
“Academic and scholarly study are absolutely necessary for our continued understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live. However, a sense of inhumanity has begun to creep over science and academia, a kind of bureaucracy that chokes almost all possibility of real discovery from ever happening, and even worse, a belief system that very meticulously and deliberately attacks spirituality, religion and consciousness in every way possible. Materialist science reduces everything to matter. The human being, in the opinion of the materialist scientist, is nothing more than meat.”
Laurence Galian, Alien Parasites: 40 Gnostic Truths to Defeat the Archon Invasion!

H. Melvin James
“If there is any correlation between the intellectual and the wise, it is that intellectuals tend to have less wisdom that those of much lesser academic credentials.”
H. Melvin James

“While in any academic field of study, it is either you fall in love with books and avoid going into emotional affairs with humans, or the other way round, but you cannot possibly focus on the both at the same time because love is as powerful as being able to cause distraction.”
Elijah Onyemmeri

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