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Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted. (Quote by - Catharine MacKinnon)

The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. (Quote by - David Mamet)

This has been a most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my entire life. But after consultation with my doctor and my family, I have decided not to rejoin the football team. I will focus on regaining my health and my academic pursuit of getting an MBA. (Quote by - Wyatt Sexton)

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. (Quote by - Carroll Quigley)

Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that. (Quote by - Michael McKean)

By that time I was hooked on a career in academic research instead of one in the pharmaceutical industry that I had originally considered in deciding to get a PhD. (Quote by - Paul Berg)

Life without music is unthinkable. Music without life is academic. That is why my contact with music is a total embrace. (Quote by - Leonard Bernstein)

Putting aside all the fancy words and academic double talk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs -- to kill people and to destroy the works of man. (Quote by - Back Street Boys)

There are two ways of forming an opinion. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all-important, and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything, and facts are junked when they do not fit theory. (Quote by - Robert Anson Heinlein)

At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time. (Quote by - Ralph Allen)

We really abide by the federal guidelines that students' work-study jobs should be meaningful, worthwhile positions for them from an academic perspective, ... We've never really felt that dining hall jobs have served them in an academic way. (Quote by - Homer)

Morris read through the letter. Was it a shade too fulsome? No, that was another law of academic life: it is impossible to be excessive in flattery of one's peers. (Quote by - David Lodge)

There are hardly any schools giving four-year bachelor's degrees in automotive, and that creates a dilemma because you are asking for a person with technical experience and academic experience at a level that the majority of the people you are trying to employ don't have. (Quote by - Dan Perrin)

If one is interested in the relations between fields which, according to customary academic divisions, belong to different departments, then he will not be welcomed as a builder of bridges, as he might have expected, but will rather be regarded by both sides as an outsider and troublesome intruder. (Quote by - Rudolf Carnap)

The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower. (Quote by - Audre Lorde)

Michael has been a great co-captain for us this year. His work ethic, attention to proper nutrition and academic results have been an example to our whole team all year. He will be missed. (Quote by - Gary Jones)

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low (Quote by - Wallace Sayre)

In academic life you seek to state absolute truths; in politics you seek to accommodate truth to the facts around you. (Quote by - Pierre Elliott Trudeau)

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. (Quote by - Stanislav Grof)

To the extent that tenure supports academic freedom, I support tenure. I want no person or system to have any power, real or apparent, to chill academic freedom. (Quote by - James E. Rogers)

I am actually part of the search for Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and I'll be beginning that position on June 1. There will be a national search for this position. (Quote by - Lynn Pasquerella)

All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification. (Quote by - Bruce Jackson)

Academic success depends on research and publications. (Quote by - Philip Zimbardo)

What surprised me is what we're able to accomplish with the resources we have in comparison to institutions with much larger budgets. That has just baffled me. There are schools out there with huge academic budgets and somehow, with our skeleton staff, the kids just get it done. (Quote by - Don Oberhelman)

Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills. (Quote by - Debbie Stabenow)


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