Quotes: professors

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
  • After I did 'Orchids,' I enrolled back in film school and did a million and a half workshops and worked with great professors and people, trying to hopefully get better.
  • At 16, when I was at Henry M. Gunn High School, I had a crush on the English teacher, and my grades improved dramatically. This great school had only 400 students, mostly children of Stanford professors, and it was more usual to have classes under one of the oak trees dotted around the campus than in the classroom.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
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    Brand names are well known to business school professors, but only one professor is a brand name herself. Call her Professor Oprah.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    Historically, professors have defended tenure as a way to protect their individualistic thought. But tenure can also be used as a club to wield against the powerless.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors.

  • Anna Quindlen
    Anna Quindlen
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    If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.
  • Ben Rattray
    Ben Rattray
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    In college, I was always disappointed by lectures that covered social problems but failed to identify what I could do to change them. Part of the problem was that many professors simply didn't believe they had a role in converting awareness to action.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Lacan is a tyrant who must be driven from our shores. Narrowly trained English professors who know nothing of art history or popular culture think they can just wade in with Lacan and trash everything in sight.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-1951
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    Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
  • Bono
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    Sing the melody line you hear in your own head. Remember, you don't owe anybody any explanations, you don't owe your parents any explanations, you don't owe your professors any explanations.
    Source: PENN Address (2004)
  • Tristan Tzara
    Tristan Tzara
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    The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
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