There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.
I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.
Make your education valuable. Apply what you learnt. Refuse to take the back seat and watch things happen. Join the change and be part of the change.
Education is not merely meant for you to write and pass exams, get a good job and a good spouse, and settle down for survival.
If you hate to think, you are not different from some who is peeing on his academic certificates. The goal of education is to help you to think and lead.
This strange new test called PISA, which stood for the Program for International Student Assessment. Instead of a typical test question, which might ask which combination of coins you needed to buy something, PISA asked you to design your own coins, right there in the test booklet.
Academia is a rarified culture, especially an Ivy League academic background.
I'm actually - believe it or not, for an academic - an aural learner.
An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.
Academic writing is such a different way of writing.
At the commencements I attended, graduates were classified by their academic rankings. Outstanding academic performance was noted in the programs and awarded with special honors.
I'm not massively academic. I'm a commonsense person.
Love of learning led to monasteries, which became the cradle of academic guilds.
If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments.
I wasn't an extroverted kid. I was very academic and very introverted.
I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom.
My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
I say I'm an academic: a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. And I write.
Academic success depends on research and publications.
I knew I'd always be a second-rate academic, and I thought, 'Well, I'd rather be a second-rate novelist or even a third-rate one'.