Academics Quotes

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Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

C.S. Lewis
“The true reader reads every work seriously in the sense that he reads it whole-heartedly, makes himself as receptive as he can. But for that very reason he cannot possibly read every work solemly or gravely. For he will read 'in the same spirit that the author writ.'... He will never commit the error of trying to munch whipped cream as if it were venison.”
C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

Roger Lowenstein
“Buffett found it 'extraordinary' that academics studied such things. They studied what was measurable, rather than what was meaningful. 'As a friend [Charlie Munger] said, to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
Roger Lowenstein, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

Erin McCarthy
“I am successful because of my brains and my guts, put together, and I don't need some fancy-ass degree from a bunch of sweater-vest-wearing pricks who haven't gotten laid since Bush Senior was president... Do you know who studies sociology? People who would rather observe life than live it.”
Erin McCarthy, Hard and Fast

“There's no crying in the rank book.”
William Morton

Jennifer Ouellette
“... I succeeded at math, at least by the usual evaluation criteria: grades. Yet while I might have earned top marks in geometry and algebra, I was merely following memorized rules, plugging in numbers and dutifully crunching out answers by rote, with no real grasp of the significance of what I was doing or its usefulness in solving real-world problems. Worse, I knew the depth of my own ignorance, and I lived in fear that my lack of comprehension would be discovered and I would be exposed as an academic fraud -- psychologists call this "imposter syndrome".”
Jennifer Ouellette, The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Woody Allen
“There's nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope.”
Woody Allen

Daniel Amory
“One of the professors told me last week that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. ‘What’s the point?’ he said. ‘Kids aren’t getting jobs.’ You never hear faculty talk that way. He did.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Claire Hennessy
“I had good intentions once upon a time. Well, September.”
Claire Hennessy, Big Picture

Vladimir Nabokov
“This irritated or puzzled such students of literature and their professors as were accustomed to ‘serious’ courses replete with ‘trends ’ and ‘schools ’ and ‘myths ’ and ‘symbols ’ and ‘social comment ’ and something unspeakably spooky called ‘climate of thought.’ Actually these ‘serious’ courses were quite easy ones with the students required to know not the books but about the books.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Kay Redfield Jamison
“The rites of passage in the academic world are arcane and, in their own way, highly romantic, and the tensions and unplesantries of dissertations and final oral examinations are quickly forgotten in the wonderful moment of the sherry afterward, admission into a very old club, parties of celebration, doctoral gowns, academic rituals, and hearing for the first time "Dr.," rather than "Miss" Jamison.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Gail Honeyman
“...In primary school, sports day was the one day of the year when the less academically gifted students could triumph...As if a silver in the egg-and-spoon race was some sort of compensation for not understanding how to use an apostrophe”
Gail Honeyman

Abhijit Naskar
“This is not education my friend. It is a process of manufacturing computation devices that look like Homo sapiens, and thereby falsely labeled as Education.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Education Decree

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

Thomas Sowell
“There have always been ignorant people, but they haven't always had college degrees to make them unaware of their ignorance. Some people imagine that they are well informed because they have memorized a whole galaxy of trendy dogmas and fashionable attitudes.”
Thomas Sowell

Stacey  Lee
“You may no longer be in school, but you must never stop learning. We need to be as smart as the white ghosts.”
Stacey Lee, Outrun the Moon

“Academics place much more importance on rigorous logic. There is also admiration in the profession for subtle reasoning. And mastery of the craft shows itself in the elegance of the intellectual super-structure…. The practitioner, on the other hand, uses economic theory only to the extent that he finds it useful in comprehending the problem at hand, so that practical courses of action will emerge which can be evaluated not merely in narrow economic cost-benefit terms, but by taking into account a wider range of considerations…. A practitioner is not judged by the rigour of his logic or by the elegance of his
presentation. He is judged by results.”
Goh Keng Swee

Steven Pinker
“The goal of argumentation is to make a case so forceful (note the metaphor) that skeptics are coerced into believing it—they are powerless to deny it while still claiming to be rational. In principle, it is the ideas themselves that are, as we say, compelling, but their champions are not always averse to helping the ideas along with tactics of verbal dominance, among them intimidation (“Clearly . . .”), threat (“It would be unscientific to . . .”), authority (“As Popper showed . . .”), insult (“This work lacks the necessary rigor for . . .”), and belittling (“Few people today seriously believe that . . .”). Perhaps this is why H. L. Mencken wrote that “college football would be more interesting if the faculty played instead of the students.”
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

Amanda Craig
“It’s the remarkable thing about academics: they look at Shakespeare and always see their own faces in him.”
Amanda Craig, Love in Idleness

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

“The realization that you can't predict the future -- and mold it -- could only come as a shock to an academic.”
David Harsanyi

Amit Kalantri
“Education makes your maths better, not necessarily your manners.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Academics place much more importance on rigorous logic. There is also admiration in the profession for subtle reasoning. And mastery of the craft shows itself in the elegance of the intellectual super-structure…. The practitioner, on the other hand, uses economic theory only to the extent that he finds it useful in comprehending the problem at hand, so that practical courses of action will emerge which can be evaluated not merely in narrow economic cost-benefit terms, but by taking into account a wider range of considerations…. A practitioner is not judged by the rigour of his logic or by the elegance of his presentation. He is judged by results.”
Goh Keng Swee

Amit Kalantri
“To sustain the value of education, students should be respected as much as the teachers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“To teachers, education is just a duty, but to students, it's their right.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Virginia Woolf
“...quite the chilliest and least human known to me. You see brains floating like so many sea-anemones, nor have they shape or colour.”
Virginia Woolf

“If you have nothing to do, Go sleep.”
Ali AbdelAziz

“Be curious about what are the people doing around you in your filed and others fields around you.”
Ali AbdelAziz

“Your ability to sort answers for your questions help you for a better job.”
Ali AbdelAziz

“Not to judge too quickly while you are in a new language of work.”
Ali AbdelAziz

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