Quotation Explorer - 'College'

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. - John Ciardi
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. - Frank Zappa
A week after my drugs ran out, I left my bed to perform at the college, deciding at the last minute to skip both the doughnut toss and the march of the headless plush toys. Instead, I just heated up a skillet of plastic soldiers, poured a milkshake over my head and called it a night. - David Sedaris
You think you're paying your dollar for a chance at the $6.2 million jackpot on Saturday, but really you're paying for the pleasure of the car ride home, deciding which credit card to pay off first and where your kid will suddenly be able to go to college. - Kelly Braffet
Doubt is a storm. We either ride it out, or we change our course. Neither is right or wrong--to stay or go. Twenty years ago, should you have really married X, or Y? This college, or that? A life-changing decision one makes becomes the right decision by the fact of simply having been made. - T.M. McNally
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library. - Frank Zappa
It was curious what trying to speak English had done lately to his mind; it reminded him of studying poetry in college, words gaining and losing their meaning, overlapping with images, the curious echo of ideas behind the words people used. - Jess Walter
While you can't hold on to everything forever, you're a fool if you sell back your college books at semester's end: have you learned nothing of this life? - Ander Monson
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. - L. L. Henderson
I didn't go to college at all, any college, and I'm not saying you wasted your time or money, but look at me, I'm a huge celebrity. - Ellen DeGeneres
Feminists often pretend to be angry and offended in order to win debates or, I should say, prevent debates from ever happening. If you can act angry and offended, especially on a college campus, you can shut down the other side using a speech code. - Mike Adams
Over a seven year span, only 10% of college slaying remained in place. - Connie Eble
If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. - Gerald R. Ford
This isn’t like a job we have while we go to college. This is what we like feed ourselves with. - Annie Baker
It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
College isn't the place to go for ideas. - Helen Keller
When you leave college, there are thousands of people out there with the same degree you have; when you get a job, there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. - Anna Quindlen
Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial...a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer. - James Kisner
If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college. - R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. - Mark Twain
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. - Theodore Roosevelt
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me. - Woody Allen
A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. - Reverend Edward A. Malloy
Growing up, I knew where the world ended. I could see it, at the horizon, where the sky touched the corn. My life was bounded and known. I *knew* the edges of the world. And then I went to college. - J. Michael Adams
Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out. - Mark Twain
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. - Marian Wright Edelman
Look at yourself on the day that you graduated from college, then look at yourself today. I did that recently and it was like, 'Yikes! What the hell happened? - David Sedaris
One of my professors in college used to say As the wise man said, Do or do not, there is no try, but the advice columns generally say the opposite. If someone promises to try, and you're happy with that, don't push. It can backfire. You can get yourself in a lot of trouble asking for too much. - Jael McHenry
Looking back, it made no sense for my college friends and me to distance ourselves from the hard-won achievements of earlier feminists. We should have cheered their efforts. Instead, we lowered our voices, thinking the battle was over, and with this reticence we hurt ourselves. - Sheryl Sandberg
There is a huge college about how men and women interact with each other after marriage. But people get married without learning. - Dada Bhagwan
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
College football would be more interesting if the faculty played instead of the students - there would be a great increase in broken arms, legs and necks. - H. L. Mencken
That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room. - Jeph Jacques
Those born in the poorest quarter of American society have an 8% chance of earning a college degree. Those born in the wealthiest quarter of American society have a 75% chance of earning a college degree. - David Brooks
I listened to Howard Stern every morning in college. I loved Howard. I still do, though I had to achingly bow out as my feminism solidified. (In a certain light, feminism is just the long, slow realization that the stuff you love hates you.) - Lindy West
On the first day of a college you will worry about how will you do inside the college? and at the last day of a college you will wonder what will you do outside the college? - Amit Kalantri
Nil Sine Magno Labore ("Nothing without great effort") --Motto of Brooklyn College - Tony-Paul de Vissage
If it is about education, then all who are college graduates should be wealthy, but we know that there are many highly educated, highly qualified, and highly experienced people who just manage to scrape by, if at all. - Stephen Richards
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen
Read everything. Read fiction and non-fiction, read hot best sellers and the classics you never got around to in college. - Jennifer Weiner
when you’re the first in your family to go to college, you never truly feel like they’ve let you go. - New York Times Staff
As it happened, all three of us turned out to be real writers--a coincidence almost too large to be termed mere coincidence in a society where literally tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of college students aspire to the writer's trade and where bare hundreds actually break through. - Stephen King
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
Changing a college curriculum is like moving a graveyard--you never know how many friends the dead have until you try to move them!
While my college had done an excellent job recruiting me, I had no road map for what I was supposed to do once I made it to campus. - New York Times Staff
Graduating from college doesn't mean you're smart, said Mike Mussina who graduated from Stanford in 3 1/2 years, but it does mean you're smart enough to know that having a college degree would be a good thing. - John Feinstein
Indentured servitude is banned, but what about students seeking to sell shares of their future earnings in exchange for money up front to pay for their college tuitions? - Robert B. Reich
College is not important, knowledge is - Abhishek Mishra
'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college. - George Ade
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
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
In College average and numbers means everything to a guy. - Slicktor Victor Robinson
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you. - John Green
Today she’s walking down the driveway to get on the school bus. Tomorrow she’s going off to college. Don’t blink. - levi paul taylor
It is good for a student to be poor. Getting and spending, the typical American college student lays waste his powers. Work and contemplation don't mix, and university days ought to be days of contemplation. - Russell Kirk
Sizing up succinctly his lack of formal education compared with his determination to learn from others, the author writes, "I went to college with every person I ever met. - Chris Gardner
College is the grinding machine of the Mathematical Establishment, a conveyor belt that takes individuals from one cookie cutter to another so that the product comes within tight control limits out of the assembly line. - Bill Gaede
Before you start your full day of watching Equestrian Square Dancing, Soccer Balling, Hoop Dreaming, Cricket Batting, Rugby Punching, Volleyball Chopping, Skateboard Falling, Martial Arts Bowing, Bicycle Peddlers, and College Football Hecklers, maybe we have time to learn somethingScientifically. - James Hauenstein
I remember seeing this video for the first time in college - miserable, half-drunk on Keystone Light, a Camel Light smoldering in my mouth, about to desperately tap-dance my way through another social interaction - and saying out loud: "I fucking *get* you, Bee Girl. - Dave Holmes
Angela Duckworth has shown how important grit and perseverance are to lifetime outcomes. College students who report that they finish whatever they begin have higher grades than their peers, even ones with higher SATs. - David Brooks
Hey, maybe instead of going to college, you should drop out and I could quit my job and we can form an all-girl band with Lane, you know, like Bananarama. We could call it Tangerinarama or Banana-fana-fo-fana-rama…or something. - Daniel Palladino
Nine-tenths of all artistic creation derives its basic energy from the engine of repression and sublimation, and well beyond the strict Freudian definition of those terms. attended new College in Oxford. You might like to see my collection of Oxford trees at Rob's Bookshop. - John Fowles
I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. - Ray Bradbury
Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea. - Frank Wilczek
He wastes his time over his writing, trying to accomplish what geniuses and rare men with college educations sometimes accomplish. - Jack London
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors. - Maya Angelou
Attorney served as chief executive officer for the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). He spends lots of dedicated hours in creating the programs for the college lectures in assisting the new young rising scholar and motivate them to attend university. - Chris Salamone
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
Never get married while you're going to college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake. - Kin Hubbard
The chief value in going to college is that it's the only way to learn it really doesn't matter.
College = A place where you spend a ton of money for a piece of paper that says you're qualified. - Korey Miracle
We started college having 18 years old young, naive spirit and we left as grown ups, men and women with life long friendships,life partners, it made us who we are whether we like it or not. - Anonymous Young Girl
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. - Donald J. Trump
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