Academia Quotes

I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike — and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two — are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
Academia
Bloom, Harold
British Professor Author

There is but one step from the Academy to the Fad.
Academia
Butler, Samuel
1612-1680 British Poet Satirist

If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.
Academia
Layton, Irving
1912 Canadian Poet

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Academia
Paglia, Camille
1947 American Author Critic Educator

Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
Academia
Wilde, Oscar
1856-1900 British Author Wit

In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity — or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity — by being opinionated rather than by being learned.
Academia
Wilson, A. N.

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