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Off To College Quotes


"I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities." - Mia Wasikowska

"I'm at the age most people are sending their kids off to college." - Laura Lippman

"The Barefoot College is supposed to be a sparking off process. People are adopting it and owning it, which is really the story behind the college." - Bunker Roy

"We have a foundation, the Soledad O'Brien Starfish Foundation. We send girls to and through college. We started-off saying we send girls to college, but to do so is not enough. Seeing them through college is the key." - Soledad Obrien

"Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy." - Bill Maher

"College radio is a very important medium that needs to survive in difficult economic times when some stations are being sold off and shut down. College radio is the future for broadcasting stars and pioneers of tomorrow, and we as a band, Coldplay, support the vital mission of college radio and we also support College Radio Day, the day when college radio comes together." - Chris Martin

"I was sitting on the bus, and the sign said if you're ready to better your life, come to Medgar Evers College, and I got off the bus and went to Medgar Evers College." - Iyanla Vanzant

"I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college." - Duane G Carey

"They send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge, but all you want to do is learn how to score." - Jimmy Buffett

"I did make a choice when I got away from baseball to be there to get my kids off to college." - Cal Ripken Jr

"I never thought that someone would be teaching one of my fanzines. I never thought I'd be off to lecture at a college. It's still shocking to me." - Kathleen Hanna

"I wanted to try something different. Most people my age go off to college; I thought I'd try out New York." - Sky Ferreira

"The fact I, I need for us to be exclusive until we part ways when we head off to college" - Abbi Glines

"I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea." - Frank Wilczek

"I was lucky to have a successful career as a model, but that was just a way to pay off my college loans." - Padma Lakshmi

"I didn't go to college." - Shelby Lynne

"He looked like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college age villain was wearing to Harvard this year." - Rick Riordan

"In college I studied essays with a poet, and so I think my interpretation of the genre was always going to be a little off-kilter." - John D'Agata

"I went to college. West Point is technically a college." - Lee Child

"Most people past college age are not atheists. It's too hard to be in society, for one thing. Because you don't get any days off. And if you're an agnostic you don't know whether you get them off or not." - Mort Sahl

"Sixty-five percent of Americans don't have the conversation with their children. So you're sending off boys and girls off to college, off to high school, off to wherever they go, and nobody's had the conversation about how to conduct themselves. About a man telling his son how to be a man. How to respect a woman. How do you respect yourself?" - Mariska Hargitay

"I really want to go to college." - Saoirse Ronan

"I want to go to college. I'm going to take four years off. I don't want to miss that. I want to be a writer. I think that'd be awesome." - Kristen Stewart

"To me, 'Blue Like Jazz' is a quintessential American story. So many people are just like Don - raised Christian and go off to college only to abandon their beliefs in order to fit in or be accepted." - Marshall Allman

"When I got to college, I used to run on top of everything else, because when you gain weight in swimming, you have to do something else, like bike or run, to maintain the weight or take the weight off." - Summer Sanders

"It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college." - James S Coleman

"Earnestness is stupidity sent to college." - P. J. O'Rourke

"It's okay to be lost in college." - Robert Greene

"Earnestness is just stupidity sent to college." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I went to law school after college." - Kevin Heffernan

"Seriousness is stupidity sent to college." - P. J. O'Rourke

"A college joke to cure the dumps." - Jonathan Swift

"Access to a college degree is critical." - John Sharp

"I am definitely going to college!" - Adam Hicks

"I went to college for four years." - Kim Kardashian

"I accidentally forgot to graduate from college." - Anne Lamott

"Seriousness is stupidity sent to college." - P J Orourke

"Earnestness is stupidity sent to college." - P J Orourke

"I stayed attached to baseball through the kids and through minor league baseball, and I'm very satisfied with the schedule it allows me to have, which means I'm home until my kids go off to college. I value that time." - Cal Ripken Jr

"To see the way that [my mother] held our family together after my dad passed away, and then went to college after my youngest sister went off to school on her own, and mom went and got a college degree in her 60s is just incredibly inspiring. So, I would just say my folks." - Mike Pence

"I remember sitting down with my parents and telling them that I was going to put off college to study acting. I had already paid money to the college and gotten housing. I walked around the campus and it just didn't feel right." - Kelly Blatz

"I was told that my going to college wouldn't be good for my career. I think that's nonsense. It's good to empower yourself by cutting yourself off from this business every once in a while." - Claire Danes

"I never went to college. I went to the school of hard knocks and paid for my education by getting ripped off. It's been a great adventure, and I've outlived my adversaries." - Jim "Dandy" Mangrum

"Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." - Charles Barkley

"I hated school. After 15, you went off to college if you were good enough. It didn't appeal to me so I left school. I did what everybody did - get a job." - Tony Iommi

"Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia." - Julie Taymor

"It's not that I don't love the song. My songs are like my children: some you want around and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible." - Bobby Mcferrin

"When I took the job in Philadelphia, we had a chance to hire a personnel guy and I hired Tom [Gamble], really from my relationship in college. When you're in college, you get to see scouts on a daily basis, and the ones you kind of hit it off with. I thought he had a great eye." - Chip Kelly

"It is possible to take a population of students who are failing and whose schools are failing them, who are being written off as not being college material, and if they have the right support, they can all go to college and succeed." - Mitch Kapor

"Anybody who knows me knows I'm passionate about American football. I gave this game everything I had. In college, that's what I looked to do. Everything. Everything for so long, and all you hear growing up is that hard work pays off, hard work pays off, hard work pays off." - La'el Collins

"My dad is a singer, so it was always either music or acting with me. All the way up through college I was doing both, and even after college I was in a reggae band. Then the acting really started taking off, so the music had to become a hobby." - Coby Bell

"I play characters who are comfortable naked, but that's something you work up to. I did a play off-Broadway in New York when I was in college. It was full-frontal nudity. It's nerve-racking." - Joe Manganiello

"Humans are such creatures of habit that once they get us in all this debt that we accumulate from going college that we have to work it off for the rest of our lives." - Asher Roth

"As soon as I graduated from high school I was off to the biggest college my parents could afford, Colorado University at Boulder, having seen students there who looked a lot like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez." - Susan Schneider

"If I had let myself off the hook in college, I could have enjoyed myself a lot more. Knowing that I can't have those years back, I have learned to get the most out of living in the now." - Chris Pine

"When I was in college, I wanted to be editor of 'Reason' when I grew up. It was an impractical ambition, especially since the magazine was located in Santa Barbara, way off any journalist's normal career path." - Virginia Postrel

"Parents send their children to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't." - L. L. Hendren

"Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't." - L. L. Henderson

"I went to Boston College. It's a Catholic college, yeah I had a nickname there: Jew." - Gary Gulman

"...since I was a little boy, she had always wanted me to go. She was always sending me off on a bus someplace, to elementary school, to camp, to relatives in Kentucky, to college. She pushed me away from her just as she'd pushed my elder siblings away when we lived in New York, literally shoving them out the front door when they left for college." - James Mcbride

"Estiven Rodriguez couldn't speak a word of English when he moved to New York City at age nine. But last month, thanks to the support of great teachers and an innovative tutoring program, he led a march of his classmates - through a crowd of cheering parents and neighbors - from their high school to the post office, where they mailed off their college applications. And this son of a factory worker just found out he's going to college this fall." - Barack Obama

"I was more into music, before I got into college. In high school, I used to play guitar and sing. I did a lot of that. But, when I graduated and went to college, I remember my freshman year and this girl from across the hall, who is one of my good friends to this day, had a brother who was in the school improv team. We went to go watch a show and it blew my face off." - Steven Yeun

"I wonder how many college tuitions could be paid off with the amount of money spent by Minions on advertisement." - Amandla Stenberg

"In college you can get away with things based off your athletic ability versus some of the other players." - Justin Cole

"I'm happiest playing a match with my dad and a couple of college friends, taking a few bucks off them." - Matt Kuchar

"There are many good reasons for young people to go off to college, open their minds, develop their skills and enjoy themselves. But probably the major attraction is the fact that income disparities have increased sharply between those who go to college versus those who do not. This pattern corresponds with the stagnation of average wages since the early 1970s. The reality under neoliberalism has been that, if you want to have a decent shot at a good-paying job with a chance for promotions and raises over time, the most important first step is to get a college education." - Robert Pollin

"I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college" - Steve Albini

"I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college." - Steve Albini

"I was first in my family to go to college." - Joe Biden

"I wanted to go to college and play football." - Barry Larkin

"I have no urge to go back to college." - Kristin Cavallari

"I went to my first college to play soccer." - Sean Durkin

"I'd definitely like to go to college some day." - Kiernan Shipka

"I chose to do comedy instead of going to college." - Bo Burnham

"Don't go to college, unless to get knowledge." - Satchel Paige

"The main reason we didn't break up is because we weren't really a college band. We were just, two dudes who were messing around with music. We never played off-campus except for once or twice. We never had any ambitions to make it as a band after college, or anything like that. So that probably worked in our favor. We never took anything seriously, we still don't!" - Andrew VanWyngarden

"I think college prepared me at a really high level. High school, you can take some plays off on the defensive end. Not on purpose, but if your man gets tired, you can rest a little bit. But once you get to college, and especially in the NBA, you can't do that. Even if my man gives the ball up, I'm on help side, helping my team out." - Trey Burke

"I went to college parties when I was at an appropriate age to go to college parties." - Danielle Fishel

"Don't go to college. Make videos on YouTube." - Geoff Ramsey

"I think I really benefited from going to college." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Stupid people go to college but"smart people own them"...." - Chetan Bhagat

"Brain so good could've sworn you went to college" - Ti

"I went to college for about a year in California." - Sean William Scott

"College: A fountain of knowledge where all go to drink." - Henny Youngman

"When I got to college I finally got a job." - Iman Shumpert

"You have to have a patience for college." - Simon Sinek

"I'd dropped out of college to start design thing." - Biz Stone

"I went to college in Mississippi; I'm from Louisiana." - Trishelle Cannatella

"I quit college and neglected to tell my dad." - Benmont Tench

"No, I was going to college and got discovered." - Jay Hernandez

"It was always assumed that I would go to college." - Paul D Boyer

"I never went to college. I was pregnant at 23." - Robin Wright

"I have an education, I went to college, you know?" - Nicole Polizzi

"I went to college for about a year in California." - Seann William Scott

"I think I really benefited from going to college." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"College isn't the place to go for ideas." - Helen Keller

"It wasn't popular for college athletics to embrace Title IX." - Grant Hill

"Not many college students know what they want to do." - Andie Macdowell

"I have listened to college radio quite a lot. I never went to college, so actually the college radio station is sort of like the closest I got to some kind of college experience." - Andrew W.K.

"That's another piece of advice: Don't go to college; follow your dreams. Unless you're a doctor - then go to college." - Adam Devine

"When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher. I majored in history." - George J Mitchell

"Some people just join the military because they need college money. Then they're idiots and college wasn't going to help." - Doug Stanhope

"Some people go to college. For me I studied music my whole life. That was my college." - Robin Thicke

"I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college." - Freeman A Hrabowski Iii

"After we finished touring 'Ignore The Ignorant' we had this perfect idea that we were going to take a couple of years off, that was the plan. Because we thought we were definitely going to take time off, I was going to go back to college, that was what I was going to do. Because the whole idea of it was that I have spent ten years in this band and not even realised that that amount of time has passed." - Ryan Jarman

"So the greatest source of happiness is other people- and what does money do? It isolates us from other people. It enables us to build walls, literal and figurative, around ourselves. We move from a teeming college dorm to an apartment to a house, and if we're really wealthy, to an estate. We think we're moving up, but really we're walling off ourselves." - Eric Weiner

"I'd started acting as a child. But I wanted to see if it was something my true personality was interested in. I stepped away from offers when I took five years off to go to college. I've only really just decided to whole-heartedly embrace acting." - Gaby Hoffmann

"On the one hand, I'm so relieved that I've actually managed to finish my very first series and that I've been able to see my characters through to the end of their journeys. On the other hand, I feel like how parents must feel when they send their kid off to college. It's a bittersweet mix." - Marie Lu

"If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship." - Barack Obama

"A lot of people in college go astray because they choose something that doesn't really, really connect to them. And if it doesn't connect to you, you're not able to put in that 10,000 hours that people talk about. You don't have the focus. And you start off in life on the wrong foot and you never get back." - Robert Greene

"I feel like 'Gossip Girl' isn't really 'Gossip Girl' anymore when they're away at school because they don't go to NYU; they go to, like, Yale and Brown. New York City is just as much a character as anyone else in the books, and I was really sort of reluctant to show them off in their separate college worlds." - Cecily Von Ziegesar

"You know, I have a lot of books on my iPad, but when I try to read them, I find myself wandering off to play games. Those are books I'm interested in. I can't imagine what would have happened to me in college if my biology class had been on the same computer as 'Words With Friends' and 'Doom.'" - Gail Collins

"I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I've ever done." - John Krasinski

"I had tried to go to college, and I didn't really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus - I just looked different and acted different, so I left school." - Bruce Springsteen

"It's my job, first and foremost, to take care of the football. Guys work their tails off. That's Football 101. From the time you play youth ball to high school, college, pro, every level, that's the starting point for every quarterback. You have to take care of the ball." - Scott Tolzien

"In my college days, I went wild with my hair. I dyed it every color in the book and, quite naturally, my hair would break off from all the damage. When our hair breaks off, of course, there's only one thing to do - braid it up. I wore braids for a while and would always feel like I just never knew what to do with my hair." - Kimberly Elise

"Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there: weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep ... music is a part of the fabric of everyday life." - Daniel Levitin

"Having grown up in the theater family, having done a huge amount of acting from a very little boy to precocious teenager in Shakespeare festivals that my father produced, I went off to college and fell in with the theater gang. I was already an experienced actor. I became a kind of campus star. I heard all this applause and laughter." - John Lithgow

"When I went off to college, I was expecting to be a concert musician. In music school I heard all of these kids who were just unbelievable. And I understand that you can be very, very good, but there's something that separates very, very good from great, and I knew that I wasn't great." - Condoleezza Rice

"We don't want to act like adults. Anybody who can stay in a state of adolescence will be much better off later on. Look at people who are working nine-to-five jobs out of college, and look at professional skateboarders or guys in punk bands. See who's having more fun." - Tom Delonge

"Of course, I was a head coach at high school for 15 years, so as far as on the field stuff it's the same but for college football it's off the field experience you got to get used to. It was a great learning experience for me, I learned a lot and I feel very prepared coming in here." - Gus Malzahn

"I grew up in a very small, close-knit, Southern Baptist family, where everything was off-limits. So I couldn't wait to get to college and have some fun. And I did for the first two years. And I regret a lot of it, because my grades were in terrible shape." - John Grisham

"I should say in general the advantage of education is to better fit a man for life's work. I would advise young men to take a college course, as a rule, but think some are just as well off with a thorough business training." - John D Rockefeller

"College is a time in life where you get to know yourself as a player on the pitch and off the pitch. My coaches at USF were instrumental in making me understand the discipline it takes to succeed at the next level. Those were four special years for me." - Jeff Cunningham

"When I went off to college, I went believing I was a Republican. And actually I was president of Young Republicans for a couple of months and then I decided that I was much more in the camp of people like, you know, President Johnson - trying to promote civil rights, voting rights, ending poverty." - Hillary Clinton

"After college I picked my races to be one race every two weeks. That gave me time to recover. I raced just as fast as my legs would carry me. At the end of every race there was nothing left. I walked off the track completely spent!" - Gerry Lindgren

"I tried out for another show while I was in college so I could pay off my student loans, and it sort of led to The Real World. The same people that were casting that show were casting The Real World, so they asked me to do it." - Trishelle Cannatella

"He'd changed since the last summer. Instead of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, he wore a button-down shirt, khaki pants, and leather loafers. His sandy hair, which used to be so unruly, was now clipped short. He look like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing to Harvard this year." - Rick Riordan

"I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn't one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years." - Erich Bergen

"I never took my SAT's. I never applied to college. I moved right out here and jumped into the thick of things. Whether that was the smart move or not, I'm sitting here talking to you now, so it paid off." - Scott Foley

"I've never been to college, and I think about that. But I kept putting it off, and I am also thinking about having a child, and that's really important. Also, I want to do a lot of traveling and surfing - two of my hobbies." - Jorja Fox

"I grew up in a very small, close-knit, Southern Baptist family, where everything was off-limits. So I couldn't wait to get to college and have some fun. And I did for the first two years. And I regret a lot of it, because my grades were in terrible shape. I never got in serious trouble, except for my grades." - John Grisham

"Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author's own problems with finishing the piece." - James Surowiecki

"I worked my butt off in high school and received a lot of scholarships for college and to throw all that away for acting was tough for my family, but it was just something I felt my heart pulling me towards and don't regret a single minute of it. I love to act!" - Kellan Lutz

"Although becoming a singer was my plan A after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17, I started off with plan B by going to the teacher-training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age." - Toni Braxton

"I took ballet for two years in high school and then in college on and off, and I went back into class. I'm nowhere near good enough to be a professional, but it's great to be in that environment. The discipline is so impressive." - Peter Vack

"That party last night was awfully crazy I wish we taped it I danced my ass off and had this one girl completely naked Drink my beer and smoke my weed But my good friends is all I need Pass out at three, wake up at 10 Go out to eat, then do it again. Man I love college" - Asher Roth

"By the time I'm old and retired I'm hoping to contribute enough that people can take this piece and run with it then others, such as the college students that are participating on this can take off and finish out the mission when I'm long gone" - Tim Samaras

"People look at black pride in America and sport's impact on it. In the major cities it took off the first time Jackie Robinson stole home. In the deep South, it started with Eddie Robinson, who took a small college in northern Louisiana with little or no funds and sent the first black to the pros and made everyone look at him and Grambling." - Jerry Izenberg

"The terrorists who have succeeded in carrying out spectacular attacks against Western targets in the past have been college-educated, technically proficient men who are capable of manufacturing and deploying chemical, radiological, and biological weapons. Al Qaeda attracts the kind of highly educated men who one day might be able to pull off such an attack." - Peter Bergen

"I think I learned more about writing scores for Broadway by making mix tapes in the '90s than I did in college. You're learning about rise and fall and energy and tempo shifts. You're showing off your taste and your references. You're trying to be witty by - through placement of music you didn't write." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

"I've always enjoyed drinking wine, ever since I was in college. My appreciation really took off when I began to visit Napa. I was toying with an idea of making wine in Napa, but it's prohibitively expensive, and the competition is fierce." - Kyle Maclachlan

"'The Last Five Years' is this quintessential piece, and every song is an actor's song, and every song is incredibly difficult and incredibly powerful and incredibly amazing. It was one of those things in college where, like, you gauged how good you were by how well you were able to pull off a song from 'The Last Five Years.'" - Jeremy Jordan

"Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off. I knew that I was in Richmond. I knew that I was a college student. But I thought people were shooting at me." - Kevin Powers

"After college, I went to San Francisco and worked as a secretary in a reinsurance company. That was a pretty dismal job. It was a real small place. Guys would come in, and they'd sort of stick out their arms like wings so I could take their coats off. They'd tell me, 'Two,' and I'd put two lumps of sugar in their coffee." - William T Vollmann

"In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps - college students and new graduates - to do what little was left of the work of the employees they'd laid off." - Jill Lepore

"I would say my fraternity was nothing but a bunch of farm boys; we weren't really in the whole fraternity scene, but yeah, that's a safe assessment of who I am. I've lived that life, growing up in agriculture and then going off to college and joining a fraternity, livin' that life." - Luke Bryan

"If you have urgent current expenses to cover, then future priorities like college and retirement fall off your radar because they are simply less pressing. Scarcity of attention prevents us from seeing what's really important. The psychology of scarcity engrosses us in only our present needs." - Sendhil Mullainathan

"My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college." - Dana Hill

"You practice Monday through Friday in college, or Monday through Saturday in the pro's - and then you just go out and knock somebody's head off." - Bo Jackson



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