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Academic Study Quotes


"My parents are wonderful, practical, sensible people, and the expectation was that I would study something academic." - Gemma Chan

"To study history is to study literature." - Robert Aris Willmott

"Study everything, join nothing." - Paul Brunton

"The more you learn, the less you fear. "Learn" not in the sense of academic study, but in the practical understanding of life." - Julian Barnes

"That I was not suited to commerce or academic study in no way proves that I should also be unfit to be a painter." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I did study Shakespeare, that was sort of my thing; I got a Literature A-level, which is my only claim to academic fame." - Paul Mccartney

"Future historians will include the no-temple argument of the 1990s as a remarkable case study in their surveys of academic fraud and politicized scholarship." - Koenraad Elst

"I like the idea of the museum world and the university-academic situation where artists talk to each other or where artists or art students study with artists." - Ad Reinhardt

"Education never really interested me, to be fair. I mean, education does interest me, but academic school study is a different thing. I can't quite grasp that." - Ed Speleers

"Academic sociologists have been trained to conceive of their discipline - sociology - as the scientific study of society, and to remit to the sister discipline of psychology the study of individuals." - Richard Wall

"Action without study fatal. Study without action is futile...." - Mary Ritter Beard

"I would live to study, not study to live." - Francis Bacon

"I would live to study, and not study to live." - Francis Bacon

"Action without study fatal. Study without action is futile." - Mary Ritter Beard

"Study broadly and without fear." - John Green

"You're an idiot. Study harder." - Hideaki Anno

"Indiscriminate study bloats the mind." - D. Sutten

"Study hard, but party harder." - Nicole Polizzi

"You become what you study." - Robert Kiyosaki

"To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves." - Dogen

"My doodles and sketches are not the work of an academic engineer. They represent many years of design study in attempts to produce the best value for money in the field of small car design." - Alec Issigonis

"I decided that after returning to the US to pursue an academic career I would eventually study the life of Ho Chi Minh to find the secret of his success." - William J. Duiker

"My whole purpose is to bring what's hidden out in the open so people can look at it and discuss it. And sexually oriented material is very important to study in an academic setting. Controversy is part of the fun." - Annie Sprinkle

"Academic theology is false." - Alexander Schmemann

"To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self." - Dogen

"Study your lessons, don't settle for less." - Tupac Shakur

"Study prophecies when they are become histories." - Thomas Browne

"Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor." - Martin Luther

"Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously." - John Kessel

"Study nature as the countenance of God." - Charles Kingsley

"Bible study is essential to spiritual maturity." - Howard G. Hendricks

"Read less, study less, but think more" - Leo Tolstoy

"Cook more often. Don't study; just cook." - Masaharu Morimoto

"You don't study photography, you do it" - Elliott Erwitt

"So few grow, because so few study." - Dwight L Moody

"Obviously, I need to study princesses further." - Nalini Singh

"Fixed formation is bad. Study this well." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Read less, study less, but think more." - Leo Tolstoy

"Study the greats and become greater" - Michael Jackson

"You should study Pokemon to get stronger." - Kazushi Sakuraba

"I would love to study photography." - Emma Roberts

"The proper study of mankind is woman." - Henry Adams

"In the United States, one of the main topics of academic political science is the study of attitudes and policy and their correlation. The study of attitudes is reasonably easy in the United States: heavily-polled society, pretty serious and accurate polls, and policy you can see, and you can compare them." - Noam Chomsky

"If you want to be a musician, study your craft. Study music." - Billy Eckstine

"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing." - Thomas Paine

"Prayer without study would be empty. Study without prayer would be blind." - Karl Barth

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." - Confucius

"Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous." - Confucius

"The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill

"I never learned to study in studio school, so I had to teach myself to study." - Willie Aames

"Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions." - Idries Shah

"Yoga is a study of life, study of your body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, and ego. Study of your inner faculties!" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"If you want to be healthy study health... if you want to be wealthy, study wealth... if you want to be happy, study happiness." - Jim Rohn

"Study! Study ! Study! Get an education." - Kerry Washington

"The real scientific study of the distribution of wealth has, we must confess, scarcely begun. The conventional academic study of the so-called theory of distribution into rent, interest, wages, and profits is only remotely related to the subject. This subject, the causes and cures for the actual distribution of capital and income among real persons, is one of the many now in need of our best efforts as scientific students of society." - Irving Fisher

"Undergraduates today can select from a swathe of identity studies.... The shortcoming of all these para-academic programs is not that they concentrate on a given ethnic or geographical minority; it is that they encourage members of that minority to study themselves - thereby simultaneously negating the goals of a liberal education and reinforcing the sectarian and ghetto mentalities they purport to undermine." - Tony Judt

"The light of Christ illuminates the laboratory, his speech is the fount of communication, he makes possible the study of humans in all their interactions, he is the source of all life, he provides the wherewithal for every achievement of human civilization, he is the telos of all that is beautiful. He is, among his many other titles, the Christ of the academic road." - Mark Noll

"The study of infinity is much more than a dry academic game. The intellectual pursuit of the absolute infinity is, as Georg Cantor realized, a form of the soul's quest for God. Whether or not the goal is ever reached, an awareness of the process brings enlightenment." - Rudy Rucker

"In spiritual growth, it is important to avoid imbalances between academic or intellectual learning and practical implementation. Otherwise there is a danger that too much intellectualiza tion will kill the more contemplative practices and too much emphasis on practical implementation without study will kill the understanding. There has got to be a balance." - Dalai Lama

"The areas in which I teach are working-class history and African-American Studies and at its best the critical study of whiteness often grows out of those areas. The critical examination of whiteness, academic and not, simply involves the effort to break through the illusion that whiteness is natural, biological, normal, and not crying out for explanation." - David Roediger

"Research is an expression of faith in the possibility of progress. The drive that leads scholars to study a topic has to include the belief that new things can be discovered, that newer can be better, and that greater depth of understanding is achievable. Research, especially academic research, is a form of optimism about the human condition." - Henry Rosovsky

"One absolutely crucial change is that feminist film theory is today an academic subject to be studied and taught. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" was a political intervention, primarily influenced by the Women's Liberation Movement and, in my specific case, a Women's Liberation study group, in which we read Freud and realised the usefulness of psychoanalytic theory for a feminist project." - Laura Mulvey

"I do not know whether to be delighted or outraged by the fact that Literary Theory: An Introduction was the subject of a study by a well known U.S. business school, which was intrigued to discover how an academic text could become a best-seller." - Terry Eagleton

"When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed - from song lyric to tragic speech - must make its point, as it were, without reference back." - James Fenton

"I no longer have the terrible nightmares that I used to have. Mao had just died in 1976, and China began to open up. For the first time scholarships to go to the West to study were awarded on academic merit." - Jung Chang

"When I was 13, I won a scholarship to boarding school. My parents let me choose whether to go, and I decided I wanted to. Afterwards, I went to Cambridge to study law - in a way, I was carrying the academic hopes of my family, as Mum and Dad left school at 14." - Stephen Mangan

"BERTRAND RUSSELL, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism We've associated that word philosophy with academic study that in its own way has gotten so far beyond the layman that if you read contemporary philosophy you've no clue, because it's almost become math. And it's odd that if you don't do that and you call yourself a philosopher that you always get 'homespun' attached to it." - Bertrand Russell

"we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities" - Barack Obama

"Remember, Christ's scholars must study upon their knees." - Charles Spurgeon

"I am busily engaged in study of the Bible." - Abraham Lincoln

"The true science and study of mankind is man." - Pierre Charron

"I want to understand you, I study your obscure language." - Alexander Pushkin

"I would study, I would know, I would admire forever." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He studied cities as women study their reflections." - O Henry

"History is the study of the world's crime" - Voltaire

"Men study science as god not the God of science." - Adrian Rogers

"I didn't study music. I literally lived it," - Paco de Lucia

"Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art." - Ammianus Marcellinus

"I don't study to know more, but to ignore less." - Juana Ines de la Cruz

"The taste forever refines in the study of women." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"International politics, by and large, are a depressing study." - C. V. Wedgwood

"Petting is the study of the anatomy in braille." - Ava Gardner

"Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Massage is the study of anatomy in braille." - Jack Meagher

"Let our lives be open books for all to study." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I study the Bible and spend time on the Internet." - Gloria Gaynor

"The study of history is the playground of patriotism." - George M. Wrong

"Study to be what you wish to seem." - John Bate

"Study to be quiet, and to do your own business." - Bible

"The study of History is the beginning of wisdom." - Jean Bodin

"Study the past, if you would divine the future." - Confucius

"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light." - Edward Abbey

"I study chess eight hours a day, on principle." - Alexander Alekhine

"A study, by its very nature, is an abstraction." - Jane Velezmitchell

"I would love to study cultures and people." - Kate Dickie

"Sure to prove indispensable for the study of Black Power." - Herb Boyd

"The study of evolution is an evolution in itself." - Hendrik Poinar

"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects." - Henri Poincare

"We visited Ravi. We didn't study with him, as such." - Gary Wright

"I never read in bed, only in my study." - Peter Ackroyd

"Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings." - Honore De Balzac

"Study the past if you would define the future." - Confucius

"The study of science teaches young men to think, while study of the classics teaches them to express thought." - John Stuart Mill

"The more you practice and study, the better you are so I still practice and study all the time." - Cyndi Lauper

"You can study orchestration, you can study harmony and theory and everything else, but melodies come straight from God." - Quincy Jones

"Reading nourisheth the wit; and when it is wearied with study, it refresheth it, yet not without study." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Man himself is the crowning wonder of creation; the study of his nature the noblest study the world affords." - William Ewart Gladstone

"A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"First, study the present construction. Second, ask for all past experiences and read everything you can on the subject." - Thomas A Edison

"I once read that people who study others are wise but those who study themselves are enlightened." - Robin S. Sharma

"Clever people study in order to know more. Undeserving people study in order to be more known." - Leo Tolstoy

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." - John Adams

"Programming is legitimate and necessary academic endeavour." - Donald Knuth

"I have no academic qualifications whatsoever." - David Irving

"Academic success depends on research and publications." - Philip Zimbardo

"I'm an academic. It's publish or perish." - Daniel J Bernstein

"War is not an academic exercise." - Scott Ritter

"I'm a commercial person, not an academic." - Alan Sugar

"I'm instinctively cautious because I'm an academic." - James Heckman

"I support high academic standards. Period." - Jeb Bush

"Merit should count more than academic background." - Lee Myungbak

"Some fundamentalists go so far as to reject psychology as a disciplined study, which is unfortunate and polarizing. By definition, psychology is the study of the soul, theology is the study of God. Generally speaking, systematic theology is a study of all the essential doctrines of faith, and that would include the study of our souls (psychology)." - Neil T Anderson

"Nonfiction narratives are really powerful and valid in themselves. But one thing that you don't get sometimes from the more clinical or academic books or nonfiction books is that you don't get to hear the person's voice; you don't get them as individuals. You get a few quotes and you hear them as sort of a case study: numbers, examples, anecdotes, maybe a paragraph here, and that's about it." - Dave Eggers

"John Lott has done the most extensive, thorough, and sophisticated study we have on the effects of loosening gun control laws. Regardless of whether one agrees with his conclusions, his work is mandatory reading for anyone who is open-minded and serious about the gun control issue. Especially fascinating is his account of the often unscrupulous reactions to his research by gun control advocates, academic critics, and the news media." - Gary Kleck

"I was a regular kind of academic music student. I was at Juilliard. I had to study all the contemporary music of the time, and changing that language very radically was just a sign or a signal that I was going to try to do something very different. I find that that's what I feel closest to. I found no real inner response in me in a non-tonal language." - Philip Glass

"To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose," - C Wright Mills

"I must study war and politics so that my children shall be free to study commerce, agriculture and other practicalities, so that their children can study painting, poetry and other fine things." - John Adams

"We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about." - Jared Diamond

"One must not be negligent in learning. In the Lun Yu it says: "To study and not to think is darkness. To think without study is dangerous."" - Takeda Nobushige

"I study much, and the more I study, the oftener I go back to those first principles which are so simple that childhood itself can lisp them." - Sophie Swetchine

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh." - Conan O'Brien

"Nowadays grandmasters no longer study their opponent's games so much, but they study his character, his behaviour and his temperament in the most thorough fashion." - David Bronstein

"Amateurs study tactics; professionals study logistics." - Omar N Bradley

"I study much, and the more I study, the oftener I go back to those first principles which are so simple that childhood itself can lisp them." - Madame Swetchine

"No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny." - Swami Vivekananda

"The study of doctrine and the teaching of doctrine will change behavior more than the study of behavior will change behavior." - Boyd K. Packer

"Study everything, but study yourself first." - Ralph Smart

"New study reveals men like to cuddle. Another study reveals men will say anything to get into bed with a woman." - Stephen Colbert

"Some people study a text very deeply. The people are my text. I study their words and what their words sound like, over and over again." - Anna Deavere Smith

"I would say to a young person: continue to study. Study what is taking place in your community, in your neighborhood, maybe at your school." - John Lewis

"I thought it necessary to study history, even to study it deeply, in order to obtain a clear meaning of our immediate time." - Paul Valery

"A new study found that most people can't go 10 minutes without lying. But since the study took 20 minutes nobody knows what to believe." - Jimmy Fallon

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'" - Conan Obrien

"To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all." - William Osler

"Other things may be seized by might, or purchased with money, but knowledge is to be gained only by study, and study to be prosecuted only in retirement." - Samuel Johnson

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'" - Conan O'Brien

"The study of Buddhism is essentially the study of modification, how we modify the state of mind we're in, how we modify the realm we're in." - Frederick Lenz

"Economic theory is the most prestigious subject of instruction and study. Agricultural economics, labor economics and marketing are lower caste fields of study." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Business and action strengthen the brain, but too much study weakens it." - Henry George Bohn



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