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College Quotes

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Shelby Foote
“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
Shelby Foote

“I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does...”
Tom Petty

Dodie Smith
“I only want to write. And there's no college for that except life.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

John Green
“Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.”
John Green

Rainbow Rowell
“Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

John Green
“The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Chuck Palahniuk
“But if you tell folks you're a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you're talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn't work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

J.D. Salinger
“I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while—just once in a while—there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn't, it's just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word 'wisdom' mentioned!”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Oscar Wilde
“Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.”
Oscar Wilde

Anna Todd
“I think back to what Landon said about heartbreak, that if you don’t love the person, they can’t break your heart. Hardin repeatedly breaks my heart, even when I don’t think there are any more pieces to break.
And I love him. I love Hardin.”
Anna Todd, After

Jeannette Walls
“You didn't need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.”
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Ray Bradbury
“You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do—and they don’t. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don’t want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who’s the bore of all time. A lot of the people whose work they’ve taught in the schools for the last thirty years, I can’t understand why people read them and why they are taught. The library, on the other hand, has no biases. The information is all there for you to interpret. You don’t have someone telling you what to think. You discover it for yourself.”
Ray Bradbury

Tsugumi Ohba
“College is fun as long as you don't die.”
Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note, Vol. 4: Love

Tim Tebow
“Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn't come with money and it doesn't come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate
about what you do. That's having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That's having a life of success. That's what having a life of meaning is.”
Tim Tebow

Abbie Hoffman
“Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.”
Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Book

David Wood
“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?”
David Wood

Bret Easton Ellis
“What else is there to do in college except drink beer or slit one's wrists?”
Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction

Holly  Jackson
“What's wrong with me? ... I might seem like the ideal student: homework always in early, every extra credit and extra curricular I can get my hands on, the good girl and the high achiever. But I realized something just now: it's not ambition, not entirely. It's fear. Because I don't know who I am when I'm not working, when I'm not focused on or totally consumed by a task. Who am I between the projects and the assignments, when there's nothing to do? I haven't found her yet and it scares me. Maybe that's why, for my senior capstone project this year, I decided to solve a murder.”
Holly Jackson, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Michelle Richmond
“To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. ”
Michelle Richmond

L. Frank Baum
“You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them.”
L. Frank Baum, Ozma of Oz

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“My advice to writers just starting out? Don't use semi-colons! They are transvestite hermaphrodites, representing exactly nothing. All they do is suggest you might have gone to college.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

Koren Zailckas
“But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous.”
Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Patrick Rothfuss
“You're sure your new roommate won't be like the last one who wore tinfoil socks and had a tendency to occasionally urinate in the refrigerator. You're sure you'll pass Math 106 this time around. You're determined to actually join some clubs this year and not just sit around in your dorm eating spray cheese from a can and watching youtube videos about cats.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Criss Jami
“Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“A lack of illusion is golden, and it is quite possible that creativity is the highest form of intelligence. One might further develop oneself in the creative sense and, therefore, at times, find some degree of shame more so than pride when having always followed that of the safe and ever-praised academia.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Chelsea M. Cameron
“I can't take anything you don't give me. Stop giving me power over your life.”
Chelsea M. Cameron, Deeper We Fall

Margaret Atwood
“What a moron I was to think you were sweet and innocent, when it turns out you were actually college-educated the whole time!”
Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman

Kamand Kojouri
“Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.”
Kamand Kojouri

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