quote: I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.

quote: 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: I wasn't tempted to go into academia for a second.

quote: It's very important that there should be cross-fertilisation between government and academia. Both parties can benefit from having a better understanding of how the other works.

quote: Practically everybody (1) overweighs the stuff that can be numbered, because it yields to the statistical techniques they’re taught in academia, and (2) doesn’t mix in the hard-to-measure stuff that may be more important. That is a mistake I’ve tried all my life to avoid, and I have no regrets for having done that.

quote: They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.

quote: In Washington, it's dog eat dog. In academia, it's exactly the opposite.

quote: Instruction in academia did not emphasize what I thought of as essential points. I was interested in the broad range of interrelated connections within the physical sciences, but formal studies isolated each branch of science.” I feel that I have advantages greater than Da Vinci’s such as access to more information, materials, and methods.

quote: I could have seen myself going into academia, but I don't love it; I just like it.

quote: A spectre is haunting Western academia (...), the spectre of the Cartesian subject.

quote: There are dangers for an artist in any academic environment. Academia rewards people who know their own minds and have developed an ironclad confidence in speaking them. That kind of assurance is death for an artist.

quote: When the established members of academia start becoming vocal as to how poor your art is, then you know you're on to something.

quote: Academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion. Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates.

quote: Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love; close enough on the surface but, to the non-sucker, not exactly the same thing.

quote: Most architects work in studios largely divorced from academia, as if ideas, criticism and historical research were irrelevant.

quote: I worked in information technology and academia for a long time and met many people who were better with things and ideas than with people.

quote: I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable

quote: Yeah, I am a guy working on physics outside of academia. But I'm nowhere near Einstein's caliber.

quote: Academia is a graveyard of poets.

quote: Ray Comfort's got a fabulous film. Oh boy, this is going to cause the halls of academia to have a few conversations around the cafeteria.

quote: Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love.

quote: In a sense, New Age gurus are akin to postmodernists within academia. They dispense meaningless drivel that masquerades as profound truths whilst in reality it is a mere exercise in obscurantism

quote: I soon realized that I didn't have a great passion for academia and I didn't like sitting in front of the computer all day. I would much prefer to be a carpenter.

quote: Perhaps the only institution more puffed-up and self-important than academia is government.

quote: It is easy to be a philosopher in academia, but it is very difficult to be a philosopher in life.

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