Quotes About University Life

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from there in 1977.

— Anita Hill

It is a matter of concern that science departments in India’s vast university system have suffered greatly due to lack of investments, both material and in terms of faculty.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I gave my archive to Emory University because there’s a really dear friend who teaches there, Rudolph Byrd, and he’s the editor.

— Alice Walker

There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well.

— Antonin Scalia

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

Teaching physics at the University, and more general lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern.

— Antony Hewish

The University of Maryland was an inspiration for me, and the relationships I made there have lasted a lifetime.

— Brendan Iribe

I was packing to go to Columbia University, and they told me that weekend that I got the ‘Pitch Perfect.’

— Ben Platt

I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought the university.

— Brian Bosworth

I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso.

— Carlos Slim

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

I willed myself through a junior college to a university and, ultimately, a Ph.D.

— Craig Venter

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

My father was educated in Cork, in the University of Cork, in the ’50s.

— Chris Abani

I grew up in Florida and went to school there, and ended up going to University of Central Florida.

— Daniel Tosh

Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee.

— Dolly Parton

At university, I used to write silly little sketches and monologues, but never fiction.

— David Nicholls

When it came time to go to the University, it was during the war.

— Daniel J. Evans

I went to Appalachian State University, which was very bluegrass- and folk-oriented.

— Eric Church

I didn’t go to university, and I always had in my mind that I hadn’t studied properly.

— Elena Roger

I didn’t go to university I hardly went to school, but I grew up among people well versed in Henry James and Proust, and just felt this endless, total inadequacy.

— Emma Tennant

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

The notion of the large, massive public university that can exist in isolated splendor is dead.

— Gordon Gee

Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist.

— Hugh Jackman

All through university years, I used to come up to Melbourne, go to Pizza Napoli with my friends and then to a movie.

— Isobelle Carmody

I went to Boston University and got my BFA, and performed Off Broadway.

— Jenn Proske

When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.

— John Wayne

As soon as I moved to Princeton in 1978, I became fascinated by local history, much of it Revolutionary War-era and I became fascinated by the presidency of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University.

— Joyce Carol Oates

I started a French degree at university, but packed it in when I realised I really wanted to be an actor.

— James Nesbitt

When I went to university, I was already working professionally with the Ulster Actors.

— James Nesbitt

In 1960, I earned my Chemistry Degree from Cornell University.

— Janet Reno

I’m from Kingston, R.I., sort of on the University of Rhode Island campus – on the margins of that, actually.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

I have a degree in music, yeah, from the University of Montana. I studied voice and composition and conducting and all that.

— J. K. Simmons

I still feel threatened by academics, but my books have a lot of academic in-jokes and everybody assumes I went to university and studied English.

— Jasper Fforde

I never went to university. I’m self-educated. I didn’t go because I was too impatient, too arrogant.

— John Banville

One day, though, I was asked if I’d like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator.

— Jack Youngblood

I went to university and I was a bit out of my depth, socially.

— Jason Isaacs

All my friends were choosing university courses, but I had no interest in anything other than acting, so I applied to go to RADA.

— Jonas Armstrong

Novels written by university professors and set in the groves of academe are far more rigidly predictable than anything but the most routine science fiction novel, but they have escaped the stigma of being labeled as genre.

— John Clute

The University of Notre Dame does not redshirt, and I endorse that policy completely. I am very much in favor of redshirting, but not at Notre Dame. But there’s no doubt about it. It puts us at a huge disadvantage.

— Lou Holtz

When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.

— Lou Holtz

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

After university, I got a job sub-editing and for years I was a literary editor.

— Lynne Truss

When I left university, I idled around without focus for much too long.

— Kevin McCloud

Were I not a king, I would be a university man.

— King James I

It’s the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.

— Keenen Ivory Wayans

When I went to university in Colorado, I was encouraged to write very innovative, experimental things, and some of the short stories in ‘Bearded Ladies’ are a little bit experimental.

— Kate Grenville

Ever since going up to university, I have accumulated new debt, and new means of becoming indebted.

— Michael Gove

Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.

— Mitt Romney

When I went to Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, what I really wanted to be was a radio announcer.

— Mike Wallace

It was 1988, and I was just finishing a D.Phil at Oxford University on the topic of ‘Nietzsche and German Idealism.’

— Matthew Stewart

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 Augusta Ward

I had left teaching, which I enjoyed, because I realized I couldn’t get tenure at a research university.

— Nancy Roman

When secular figures are turned into divinities, they way they are in Peian Yang or Stanford University – that I don’t like.

— Noam Chomsky

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

When I finished school, I didn’t continue to go to university, because I decided I wanted to do music.

— Oliver Sim

In university, in a vain attempt to stave off the frosh fifteen, I used to melt fat-free cheese over broccoli, onions and cauliflower in the cafeteria microwave. That earned me few friends.

— Rachel Sklar

I didn’t get into university, so I had to go to drama college!

— Rose Leslie

I got an assistantship in physics at the University of Illinois, and I tore up my steno books.

— Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

I teach in the Divinity School at Duke University, a very secular university. But before Duke, I taught fourteen years at the University of Notre Dame.

— Stanley Hauerwas

I was working for the Socialist International, after I left university in 1959, as a researcher.

— Stephen Lewis

I’m on the university board in Limerick, so I visit the city often.

— Terry Wogan

In fact, it used to be a joke if you studied at a University.

— Tony Randall

I’m a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor.

— Tony Campolo

I worked in restaurants, bars, record stores I did anything and everything to pay my way through university and LAMDA.

— Tom Riley

I grew up in a little town in Minnesota, 500 people. I went out to Princeton, and I wasn’t very well-accepted out there by the fancy folks of Princeton University, I felt. I came away bruised and feeling rejected.

— Walter Kirn

As a university, we’re not focused on bringing about huge reforms – that’s not our role.

— William P. Leahy

Let’s try to count the number of Nobel prize-winners that have emerged from scientific centres of excellence like the Weizmann Institute and Haifa’s technical university, the Technion. There has to be at least 25.

— Zubin Mehta
Quotes About University Life

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