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  • But I wasn't sure. I wasn't sure at all. How did I know that someday--at college, in Europe, somewhere, anywhere--the bell jar, with its stifling distortions, wouldn't descend again?
    (Sylvia Plath, "The Bell Jar")
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  • You're really not that good a mechanic, Edward. Maybe you should have Rosalie take a look at it tonight, just so you look good if Mike decides to let you help, you know. Not that it wouldn't be fun to watch his face if Rosalie showed up to help. But since Rosalie is supposed to be across the country attending college, I guess that's not the best idea. Too bad.
    (Stephenie Meyer, "Eclipse")
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  • But it all zipped by. One minute Marlena and I were up to our eyeballs, and the next thing we knew the kids were borrowing the car and fleeing the coop for college. And now, here I am. In my nineties and alone.
    (Sara Gruen, "Water for Elephants")
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  • The great thing about working out at a gym is that if you put in effort, you get very obvious results. The same should be true of college. A professor's job is to teach students how to see their minds growing in the same way they can see their muscles grow when they look in a mirror.
    (Randy Pausch, "The Last Lecture")
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  • Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")
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  • Most days, for the last dozen or so years, I attributed to Charlie, or at least to our breakup, most things that have gone wrong for me. Like: I wouldn't have packed in college; I wouldn't have gone to work in Record and Tape; I wouldn't have had an unsatisfactory personal life. This is the woman who broke my heart, who ruined my life, this woman is single-handedly responsible for my poverty and directionlessness and failure, the woman I dreamed about regularly for a good five years.
    (Nick Hornby, "High Fidelity")
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  • All life lessons are not learned at college,'she thought. Life teaches them everywhere.
    (L.M. Montgomery, "Anne of the Island")
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  • Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends.
    (Chuck Palahniuk, "Fight Club")
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  • My passion for that recovery began when I was in grad school. I was assigned to read the women poets that Emily Dickinson read and I was hooked. I began obsessively reading 19th-century novels by women. There was a richness, humor and a detailed portrayal of the plight of women in 19th-century America. It became a cause for me to bring the possibility of teaching these writers at the college level to the forefront.
    (Joanne Dobson)
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  • A psychologist once asked a group of college students to jot down, in thirty seconds, the initials of the people they disliked. Some of the students taking the test could think of only one person. Others listed as many as fourteen. The interesting fact that came out of this bit of research was this Those who disliked the largest number were themselves the most widely disliked. When we find ourselves continually disliking others, we ought to bring ourselves up short and ask ourselves the question 'What is wrong with me.'
    (James Keller)
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  • Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.
    (Bobby Scott)
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  • I feel pretty good, ... To not swing a baseball bat in almost a year, no spring training, and go to a college and hit in a cage for a week and come out here and face major league pitching ... like I try to tell these guys, 'If I give you a little, it's a lot in this stage.'
    (Barry Bonds)
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  • She's excited to see the new track after all those years of running there in high school and for three years in college.
    (Dick Lee)
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  • A professional player is smarter than a college man. He uses his noodle. He knows what to do and when to do it. He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most of our college players when they get in a tight place.
    (Red Grange)
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  • I like the way we shot free throws, but we'll have to take better shots tomorrow against Mississippi College.
    (Charles Pattillo)
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