Top 45 Academically Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Academically Quotes from famous people such as Peter Hollingworth, Jay Chandrasekhar, Lindsay Fox, Dominic Holland, Sean Dyche, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I was no great achiever at school, either academically

I was no great achiever at school, either academically or in the sporting field… I was always tending to be in trouble.
Peter Hollingworth
Colgate is the epitome of having it both ways. Academically, it ranks in the top twenty schools in the country, but it is also a famous party school.
Jay Chandrasekhar
My father was a truck driver. That’s where it all started, and academically I was a disaster at school. My cousin got his name on the honour board; I, at Melbourne High School, I carved mine on the desk.
Lindsay Fox
I was spectacularly average at school, while my two brothers did really well academically. But my dad never said I didn’t try hard enough. He knew I did my best.
Dominic Holland
Most people think footballers are thick. Some might be, academically, but they can see the game, strategically, tactically, in every way.
Sean Dyche
I went to a private school, and I struggled academically. It was really disheartening to always be considered bad at that.
Gia Coppola
In my early teens, I was working in a Wimpy Bar and delivering cab company cards to make cash. I also ran a tuck shop at school. I struggled academically because of being dyslexic. When I saw other families and what they had, it inspired me. I thought, ‘I can get that, too, if I work hard.’
Theo Paphitis
I don’t think anyone will deny that girls are academically superior as a group.
Christina Hoff Sommers
I never felt I was quite the ticket academically. I always felt I had to put in an enormous amount of effort not to be disappointing. So I worked really hard, but at the time it suited me, because I didn’t do very much else.
Emily Mortimer
Girls are more academically powerful. They make the grades, they run the student activities, they are the valedictorians.
Christina Hoff Sommers
Singing is actually my favourite thing to do in the world – so when you don’t consider yourself as talented at anything academically, and there is one thing you’re good at, I think it’s best to follow what you’re good at.
Jess Glynne
Socially, I’m fine, and academically, I’m doing OK too.
Lindsey Horan
I love Torrance Gibson. I love his talent. I love the fact he did well academically.
Urban Meyer
I don’t know whether I much enjoyed education. I was not academically gifted.
Joseph Mawle
Too many children lose ground academically over the summer months.
Kay Ivey
My family was progressive yet traditional in their beliefs. There was pressure on me to perform well academically. I topped my university. But I was a rebel with a cause.
Tisca Chopra
My brother was older, very bright. He went to university. I wasn’t academically bright – maybe at first, when I was little, but it was lost. I started doing a drama workshop and got really into it, then I did a BTec in performing arts and started to work.
Suranne Jones
Unfortunately, hardworking, academically gifted young people are kind of lazy when it comes to determining direction.
Andrew Yang
I wanted to play football all my life, and when I got accepted to Florida State, it was academically – it wasn’t for any kind of scholarship. I kind of sat down and said, ‘I’m not going to make it to the NFL. I’m not the size nor the skill.’
Matt Cohen
Sometimes you have to take a thing when it comes and be glad. I first began to feel this way in ’57, when I started to get myself together musically, although at the time I was working academically and technically.
John Coltrane
As a kid, I was overly studious, overly serious, very academically driven. It was important to me on a cellular level to do well. And then I went to college at Harvard, and I relaxed a little bit.
Claire Saffitz
I was never academically driven in English, but, again, Tom Waits is a perfect example of an influence. He writes so immaculately and paints so perfectly a world and the characters within it. There are writers like that who are my influences: vivid and gifted storytellers.
I was a nerd academically. But I was also an athlete and a musician. I never wanted to be shut out of any situation. I think it was that more than anything.
Brian McKnight
All the rest of us – you and me and even the thousands of soldiers behind the lines in Africa – we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over.
Ernie Pyle
Do I think I’m under-educated? Academically, absolutely. I never took any exams, no O- or A-levels.
Hayley Mills
When I was young, I was an academically oriented guy like most academically oriented guys. I graduated in science, did an MBA. My dreams as a young boy were I wanted to be an industrialist, or I wanted to be a scientist.
Amish Tripathi
There was quite a lot of lying around in fields at Stonar, a small independent girls’ school in the country near Bath. It was a non-selective school and the right environment for me: academically not particularly pushy.
Romola Garai
People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it’s worth it, and it’s a great thing.
Sugar Ray Leonard
I am not an academic who happens to have written a novel. I am a novelist who happens to be quite good academically.
A. S. Byatt
I was a weedy kid, not like one of those working-class men who can accommodate not being academically clever by physical strength and prowess.
Ken Livingstone
I wanted to do well academically. But it was equally important to do things in an effortless manner.
Amal Clooney
I wasn't academically successful. And maybe I've spent

I wasn’t academically successful. And maybe I’ve spent a lot of my career trying to make up for that.
Anna Wintour
You cannot help but notice that schools that take music seriously tend to be more academically successful.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
The big shock of my life was Abstract Expressionism – Pollock, de Kooning, those guys. It changed my work. I was an academically trained student, and suddenly you could pour paint, smear it on, broom it on!
LeRoy Neiman
There was a time in the mid-1950s when the Philippines was in the same league as Japan economically and academically. Fifty years down the road, and we are almost dead last in the ASEAN region.
Lucio Tan
Academically I was never that great and I was not really into school. I don’t know, I just really had a problem focusing but singing always came naturally.
Ari Lennox
I might not have been academically gifted – I was bad at maths, and science was a struggle – but I was good at English literature and became hooked on theatre.
Alex Sharp
It’s hard academically for an ADD sufferer – but, doing something they love, they can be the most focused person of all.
Justin Gatlin
I was the kind of kid who couldn’t really stop making up stories during class. I didn’t do very well academically because I was always drawing these little doodles in the margins of my notebooks and I wasn’t bringing home the best grades.
Meg Cabot
What other school in the country is top five academically and top five in football? There isn’t one – except Stanford.
Devon Cajuste
I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
Carlisle Floyd
I know that instructional time is a zero-sum game, but if we want kids to do well academically, it’s hard to imagine that happening if they don’t have some control over their attention.
Angela Duckworth
I went to a very academically competitive high school. So I was always quite studious and quiet, just to keep up with the other geniuses who were in my school.
Ben Barnes
I wasn’t very academically inclined, growing up as a child, and the only subject I was good at was English. I had a flair for it, since I came from a literary background.
Ishaan Khatter
Some people are academically inclined, some vocationally and we shouldn’t penalise the latter.
James Dyson