Top 80 Academics Quotes

In this post, you will find great Academics Quotes from famous people, such as Robert C. Merton, Michael Gove, Terri Windling, Richard N. Haass, J. D. Vance. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I think in the case of my father, in terms of the thing

I think in the case of my father, in terms of the things that influenced me, he never pressed me to go into academics or pressed me to go to a field, and indeed, my behavior was largely to move as far the other direction. I don’t think that’s uncommon with people with very successful parents.
Robert C. Merton
I have a different starting premise from those 100 academics who are so heavily invested in the regime of low expectations and narrow horizons which they have created.
I have a great respect for the academics who are working with the source material. My hat‘s off to them.
If Trump, for whatever reason, continues to coddle Russia, then Congress, the media, foundations, and academics should publicly detail the corruption that characterizes Putin‘s rule.
If you had looked at my life when I was 14 years old and said, ‘Well, what’s going to happen to this kid?’ you would have concluded that I would have struggled with what academics call upward mobility.
Scientists and academics in particular focus on detail and the minutiae. When they talk to each other, they usually don’t focus on the broad ideas; they don’t focus on social interconnectedness. They focus on the task that they’re doing.
Aaron D. O’Connell
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world.
The two most important things in my life were academics and sports. I had to do my schoolwork first.
Gabriel Luna
You’ll be dedicated and that’s what you should want to be in anything in life – whether it’s sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement.
I do know that lifting from the Net is rampant, journalists do it, students are bound to do it and obviously a lot of academics are also doing it.
I know some people will roll their eyes at this, but it’s not like you can totally put academics on pause during March Madness (well, maybe at some schools). At Stanford, you had to handle your business.
Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
True enough, the Fed needs radical reforms. In particular, it needs to replace its failed forecasting models and be rid of the academics who overwhelm the Fed system.
I’d want to bring a flamethrower to faculty meetings. The preciousness of academics and their fragile personalities would not be tolerated in any other business in the known universe.
The Arab world was ripe with hope during the spring of 2011. Journalists, academics, and the general population were brimming with expectations of a bright and free Arab society within their respective countries.
I don’t come from a very ambitious family. We weren’t entrepreneurial. We weren’t hard-working academics, or setting up businesses. But for some reason, when I started doing fitness, I always had this voice in my head telling me to keep going – keep going, and people will eventually follow.
Anyone can write an academic piece directed at other academics. To write something that delivers an argument and a gripping storyline to someone‘s granny or eight-year-old takes the highest quality of your powers.
Free from the shackles of the E.U. – and an automatic right of entry for their citizens, with or without work – we will be able to give the type of preference to brilliant scientists, academics and highly-skilled workers that we want to see more of.
Coming from a family who put a lot of emphasis on academics, I always thought I was going to be a lawyer.
I have an agent, John Brockman, who is an agent to many academic authors like Dan Gilbert and Steven Pinker, and he’s very good at conning academics into writing books. He pulled this trick on me.
It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.
My parents were not poor, I mean we were a very average middle-class family of academics, but my grandfather happened to have built house literally next to one of Kolkata’s largest slum.
It’s pointless to talk to Fed members about economics because they are academics who believe in money-printing. Some of them believe they didn’t print enough, and so with these kinds of people, it is like running to the pope. What do you want to tell them?
The text, ‘Is God a White Racist’, By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The book called into question the chief construction of black liberation theology: that God is on the side of the oppressed.
Academics are becoming much more entrepreneurial these days.
Chris Toumazou
It’s nice to socialize with some normal students, and kind of separate from my skating life with academics.
Politics has always been personal for me. You know, growing up, I was in a very politically conscious household. We engaged with intellectuals and artists and academics from around the world who were thinking critically about politics and the intersection of politics and public life.
Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university.
James E. Rogers
I’m always involved with the Aerospace Program and NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center. And if kids feel so inclined, they can log onto NASA and the Optimus Prime Spinoff Award, which we present every year to some of the brilliant young minds that are taking up into the academics of space, science, technology, math.
Peter Cullen
In the course of my research, I’ve read a lot of incredibly bad books – mostly by academics. I’m puzzled as to just why their writing is so terrible. These are smart people, after all.
My father was an athlete, a great athlete, fought in th

My father was an athlete, a great athlete, fought in the Marines in World War I. He was all sports and activity. My mother was all academics. I still have the complete works of Shakespeare that she had.
I had a normal upbringing, studied in Chaitanya Vidyalaya till class VIII, went to Australia for two years, returned and did my Inter at Oakridge. I wasn’t inclined towards academics. I barely scraped through.
I was 16 and did a play at school. I was a rather good student… And then I did a play when I was 16 and completely lost all my concentration for academics.
I’m the world’s expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.
I was the youngest child and the only son. I was expected to shine in academics. It seemed like too big a risk to take up cricket as a career. I thought I had to live up to my family’s expectations. So I chose to be an engineer.
Now, academics are not always the easiest people to talk to, and the scholarly papers aren’t always the easiest papers to read, but frankly, psychology papers, especially papers and books on terrorism, are very easy to read, and journalists should be reading them.
I think peer review is hindering science. In fact, I think it has become a completely corrupt system. It’s corrupt in many ways, in that scientists and academics have handed over to the editors of these journals the ability to make judgment on science and scientists.
U.S. academics and Upper East Side New Yorkers like to think of the United Nations as a place where foreign ambassadors have intellectual discussions about power and world peace.
Often, we think that things are the way they are because of intelligent design – because somebody super-smart, or some group of academics, came up with the best system ever to do XYZ. Actually, things are often the way they are because of an accident of history.
Academics act like they are important, but when something is academic it is meaningless. People say, ‘It’s academic, now let’s get work done.’
Evan Sayet
There are many benefits to having interesting friends on Facebook. In my case, given that fellow academics constitute a sizable portion of my online friends, I am at times privy to shared studies that I might otherwise miss (or perhaps only identify at some future date).
I’m a child of academics.
I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy.
From aloof academics to career government cronies, President Barack Obama filled his Cabinet with individuals whose greatest achievements were dreaming up unworkable Democratic utopias from the far off perches of academia and Washington bureaucracy.
I’m always very fearful when academics get ahold of comedy. Comedy is such a clear thing – people laugh, or they don’t laugh. It’s involuntary. I’m not saying it can’t be scrutinized, it’s just that they take the enjoyment out of it.
Lorne Michaels
By the time I entered high school, I had forsaken academics altogether in favor of my burgeoning acting career.
I am from a south Indian Tamilian family, so all my cousins are into academics and I alone was in sports.
I had a full college experience. I kind of learned how to be a good student at Bard. I had never really cared about academics, but in college I learned the power of – I don’t want to say the power of knowledge, but the power of curiosity.
The dry academic tomes I wrote very early in my career were earnest reflections of the research I conducted, the analysis I applied and the conclusions I drew. And they had few readers, mostly other academics. I learned along the way and started including more and more stories in my work.
I was a history undergrad, and there’s some things I could do in academics or business.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
Academics are very important.
If there’s one thing that ‘No Child Left Behind‘ has proven, it’s that more academics don’t make for smarter children – or even higher test scores. And yet we somehow refuse to accept this reality.
I always liked performing. I learnt to sing, play the piano and dance. I was good at academics too but I was interested in extra-curricular activities. My parents encouraged me.
At home, our focus has always been academics and playing.
However judicious academics may be – not like me – they are all taught to see through crap.
I not only excelled in academics but also in extra-curricular activities.
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
Academics’ lives are seldom interesting.
Gilles Deleuze
Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.
Academics don’t normally manage to alter people’s way of thinking through their strength of argument.
I can tell you, because I serve on so many nonprofit bo

I can tell you, because I serve on so many nonprofit boards – where half of us are academics and half of us are from Wall Street – that there’s no CEO who understands at all a derivative. All they know is that somebody tells them in their organization, ‘We’ve got a wonderful profit center.’
My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled – even though it meant budgeting like crazy.
Academics aren’t paid very much, but as a single gay man I was never badly off. You don’t have kids. You don’t have a non-working wife‘s insatiable demand for shoes or wallpaper.
Academics lack perspective. In a debate on whether the world is round, they would argue, ‘No,’ because it’s an oblate spheroid. They suffer from ‘the curse of knowledge’: the inability to imagine what it’s like not to know something that they know.
People used to laugh that academics would study Disney movies. There’s nothing more important for academics to study, because they shape the minds of our children possibly more than any single thing.
During college, I found academics repulsive and forced myself to study subjects I didn’t want to pursue.
I’m not one of those professors whose office is encased floor-to-ceiling with books. By the way, I think academics do this to intimidate their visitors.
I was good at speech and debate and academics. I should’ve stayed in my lane, but I kept trying out for the basketball team. I thought I would make the N.B.A.
Nothing annoys academics more than pointing out how little time they actually spend teaching students.
Of course art world ethics are important. But museums are no purer than any other institution or business. Academics aren’t necessarily more high-minded than gallerists.
In school, I was good in academics and extracurricular activities. I even topped the state in French in my Std 12 exams.
We don’t hire students who are just good at academics.
For Ananya, It’s Bollywood all the way. She was obsessed about it, I thought there was something wrong with her. She was good at academics, so I thought she would become a doctor like my both parents. But, when she got to class VI or so I knew she would be an actress.
More academics should blog, post videos, post audio, post lectures, offer articles and more. You’ll enjoy it: I’ve had threats and blackmail, abuse, smears and formal complaints with forged documentation.
I think it’s really unfortunate that academics have been sidelined in most important policy debates.
Juan Cole
Note to academics: Aristarchus’ track record of astronomical research would probably have guaranteed him tenure somewhere, if tenure had been invented. His stack of reprints included measuring the distances of the Moon and Sun.
I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH, that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant – it no longer existed.
Lynne Cheney
Racism is a belief system. It was assembled over centuries from many component partsbits of biblical scripture, the propaganda of the slave-owning lobby and the pseudo-science of academics working in universities in Europe and America.