Top 66 Academia Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Academia Quotes from famous people such as Monica Crowley, Catharine MacKinnon, Robert C. Merton, Bernice King, Karl Iagnemma, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The left controls academia, the culture, and the news m

The left controls academia, the culture, and the news media.
Monica Crowley
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.
Catharine MacKinnon
As it happens, although I was at MIT on the faculty full-time for 18 years and then at Harvard for another 16, so I’ve always been in full-time academia, I always found it was both beneficial for my research and beneficial for the other work to be involved in the practicing community.
Robert C. Merton
Before my mother was a King, she was a gifted vocalist and musician, whose skill and academia garnered her a scholarship to the prestigious New England Conservatory for Music in Boston.
Bernice King
It’s maybe an unrecognized fact of academia that what you spend a lot of your time doing is convincing people of your vision and raising funds to support your research activity. So in that sense, transitioning to a startup wasn’t that big of a transition.
Karl Iagnemma
I had been an academic all my life. As academics, you tend to believe the smartest people are in academia.
Sebastian Thrun
As a civil servant in charge of the government’s Strategy Unit, I brought in many people from outside government, including academia and science, to work in the unit, dissecting and solving complex problems from GM crops to alcohol, nuclear proliferation to schools reform.
Geoff Mulgan
At the end of the day, I’m a very boring academic, bogged down with academia and structure and delivering an education.
Louise Wilson
After I left college I thought, very naively, that either you became someone interesting – an artist – or you went into academia. If you ended up in an office you were dull and lacking. And I ended up in an office.
Joshua Ferris
If I stay in academia, I might end up going someplace random.
Lauren Willig
In my experience, academia is a World War 1 kind of a domain, and I do my best to avoid all that trench warfare.
Timothy Morton
Ultimately, for our family, the opportunity to spend increased time together, balanced with a return to academia, was one we could not pass up.
Chris Gibson
Whether we are adults or children, members of the media or medical community, government, industry, academia or cancer advocacy group, we can all contribute to a healthier environment, a stronger, more vibrant society, and ultimately, to a world where cancer is considered a preventable illness.
Margaret Cuomo
The Time to Succeed Coalition brings together an unprecedented group of leaders from education and business, communities and academia to say that it is time to strike the shackles of an outdated school calendar from our disadvantaged schools.
Chris Gabrieli
There is a business built around racial grievance. And that business is booming at such a level that white people are like hey, I’m going to adopt a whole new identity so I can benefit from being Baby Al Sharpton, Baby Jesse Jackson, and in academia, this has been embraced and she has been able to pull off this scam.
Jason Whitlock
One of the things that’s great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I got fed up with academia and decided I would rather be a carpenter.
Geoffrey Hinton
I’ve probably written some books – I know I’ve written some books that were more interesting to me than to a large audience, but that was mostly when I was first getting started in academia and writing for a narrow audience.
H. W. Brands
After college, I was burdened with student loans to repay, no financial cushion, so I wasn’t in a position to bet everything on a creative-writing career – neither the writing-workshop academia life nor the freelance-writer version, trying to scrape by on short stories and house-painting gigs.
Chris Pavone
You must live life in its very elementary forms. The Mexicans have a very nice word for it: pura vida. It doesn’t mean just purity of life, but the raw, stark-naked quality of life. And that’s what makes young people more into a filmmaker than academia.
Werner Herzog
Too many years away from academia renders you pretty incompetent at research and teaching. So I had to go back.
Raghuram Rajan
I went into academia thinking that there’d be constant reciprocity between my scholarship and my creative work but found that doing one always turned my mind into the sort of tool that was badly suited to doing the other.
Alexandra Kleeman
Because of the mainstreaming of academia’s victimhood culture, we are now in a place where we place more value on being a victim than on being heroic, charitable, or even kind.
Andy Ngo
I liked teaching, but the bureaucracy of academia and the petty intrigue… It wasn’t a good fit. Once I admitted that myself, that I didn’t like academia, I was ready to try TV.
Nic Pizzolatto
What do you call a co-worker these days? Neither teammate nor confederate will do, and partner is too legalistic. The answer brought from academia to the political world by Henry Kissinger and now bandied in the boardroom is colleague. It has a nice upper-egalitarian feel, related to the good fellowship of collegial.
William Safire
Biography is, simply, the orphan of academia.
Nigel Hamilton
When I was in grad school, I wanted to be in academia forever.
Kathleen Rubins
Academia is ruled by a pathological herd mentality. Stick out, and be prepared to get ostracized.
Gad Saad
I was diagnosed dyslexic, but I should point out I don’t think it majorly impacted on me. I don’t feel that I overcame great odds. If anything it just pushed me in a certain direction that wasn’t academia or maths or science.
Tom Burke
People in academia and industry are not accustomed to people who have long lapses in their careers.
Mildred Dresselhaus
The vast majority of people in academia, especially at the administrative level, have so little confidence in their ability to make an argument for their liberal cause, they choose to keep conservatives from making their own case at all. It’s pathetic, cowardly, unconstitutional and completely predictable.
Katie Pavlich
I don't need to be validated by academia, because that

I don’t need to be validated by academia, because that presupposes that academia is a pure endeavor and not guided by market forces, which is not the case.
Boots Riley
The threat from cyber criminals and nation states continues to grow. So we need to forge closer partnerships with industry, academia and civil society, and develop the profession to create a more diverse workforce.
David Lidington
The ‘inability to have a dialogue’ is increasingly the norm in academia. Conservative thought is not just unwelcome, oftentimes it is banished altogether.
Kayleigh McEnany
A president aiming for ‘Great’ or ‘Near Great’ status must do more. He must give lots of interviews, make records accessible, and heap the flattery on academia – each of which Mr. Bush has signally failed to do.
Thomas Frank
I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.
Benoit Mandelbrot
I envisioned that as my life: staying in academia to make a living and then taking summers off to write my novels.
David Duchovny
Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful.
Leonard Nimoy
Yes, academia is often in the brainwashing business and revisionist history is alive and well.
Jedediah Bila
At one time, the Left had a monopoly not merely of the media and academia, but also of the world of policy think tanks.
Charlie Sykes
It’s hard to imagine anything more interesting than learning how we’re woven into the enormous tapestry of existence. Where did our universe come from? How special is our world, and how special are we? We allocate tens of billions of dollars annually to NASA, NSF and academia in search of the answers.
Seth Shostak
Having spent years in academia – at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Oxford University and Harvard Law School – I encountered a wide range of worldviews.
Kayleigh McEnany
It is extraordinarily difficult, even in academia, to find a job that will let you do whatever you want with your time. If you are determined to spend your time following your own interests, you pretty much have to do it on your own.
Antony Garrett Lisi
I think a part of me thought that I might be interested in academia because I really do love school. I mean that on all levels – I like educational environments; I like being part of that community of learning and exploration. And I like to talk.
K. Flay
Yeah, I am a guy working on physics outside of academia. But I’m nowhere near Einstein’s caliber.
Antony Garrett Lisi
I struggled to keep one foot in music and one in academia. I had worked on my Ph.D. for three years full time before I realized Bad Religion could be a legitimate career.
Greg Graffin
We’re finding a third way for biologists to change the world. It’s very hard to change the world when the only directions available in biology are academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Arvind Gupta
I’d done a lot of research in Hollywood and in academia. I love research and so I wanted to kind of ground the book in history, in things that I read that were universal and timeless and then kind of let my own experiences sort of filter through all of this history.
Robert Greene
Bastions of free-flowing discussion with civil exchange are the academic ideal. But during my time in academia, it became increasingly clear that prisons of political correctness with peer-engendered public shaming are now the academic reality.
Kayleigh McEnany
One of our main objectives is to restore meritocracy within research and academia, where cronyism is also widespread. We also want to give money back to public research that is dying.
Beppe Grillo