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Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. Quotes

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Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation
of intellectual achievement,
of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness,
of social justice and of equal opportunity.
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard.
Usually you find nothing at all.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating.
When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees,
I felt so unworthy.
- Claire Danes

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds.
A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
- John F. Kennedy

 

I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale.
I applied almost as a lark.
Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class.
- Maya Lin

By the time I came down from Yale, I was already more
radicalized and had begun to read New Masses.
- Albert Maltz

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.
- Albert Maltz

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I first became interested in women and religion when
I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious
Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.
- Carol P. Christ

So I decided to start writing plays,
and went to Yale.
- Richard Foreman

I flew back and forth and did episodes of Roseanne while I was at Yale.
- Sara Gilbert

Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching.
I like teaching, and I do a lot of it.
- James Tobin

And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was
my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy.
- Robert Klein

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
- Robert T. Bakker

A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
- Herman Melville

Yale is practicing a most unusual media strategy.
I'd call it Just say nothing.
- Merrie Spaeth

Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally
overshadowed my having some kind of a...
legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.
- Jordana Brewster

Researches at Yale found a connection between brain
cancer and work environment.
The No.
1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model.
- Jimmy Fallon

I look at the kids coming out of Yale.
They are so intelligent with their careers.
I wish I had that.
- Dianne Wiest

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale
that is as inarticulate as Bush.
Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.
- Al Jourgensen

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter.
Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
- John Knowles

You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army.
- Richard Foreman

It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist
right has really taken over much of the Republican Party,
People might cite George Bush as proof that you can
be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education.
- Barney Frank

You were saying that once when visiting Yale,
you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile,
I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts
that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior,
whereas Pound did.
- Robert Creeley

I turned down a scholarship to Yale.
The problem with college is that there's a tendency
to mistake preparation for productivity.
You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll
the dice you'll never be successful.
- Shia LaBeouf

Who is more in touch with the problems of this country?
One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale,
or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro,
in the street?
- Gloria Trevi

The Yale group was doing the Harold.
So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold.
Again, we had no idea what we were doing.
We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental;
he would kind of push us to do weird things.
It was really fun, a great experience.
- Rachel Dratch

I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale,
and I had zero interest in doing so.
I think they thought I was on drugs.
There was a neighboring all-boys school,
so we'd get together and do dumb things.
It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
- Katherine Moennig

But to do it professionally is a quantum leap difference
and my father had to be persuaded by these kind of
Ivy League professors that I should go to the Yale Drama School,
another one of the stories in there.
- Robert Klein

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School
and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated.
A man who invested wisely would be admired,
but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
- Barbra Streisand

My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated,
a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit
of a healthy push from my mother,
a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course
and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
- George Weinberg

A Yale University management professor in response
to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service:
The concept is interesting and well-formed,
but in order to earn better than a 'C',
the idea must be feasible.
- Frederick W. Smith

Children are amazing, and while I go to places like
Princeton and Harvard and Yale,
and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU,
and that's nice and I love students,
but the most fun of all are the real little ones,
the young ones.
- David Dinkins

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted
rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale,
but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates.
And that's been shown by statistics,
there are reasons for that -
there are cultural biases built into testing,
and that was one of the motivations for the concept
of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
- Sonia Sotomayor

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
- Ogden Nash

In order to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Humor results when society says you can't scratch certain things in public,
but they itch in public.
- Tom Walsh

Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
- James Huneker

I had to go into a studio and compose and write and
press up 12 songs in 14 hours.
When you're recording a song from scratch it takes
you 14 hours to do just one song.
- Grandmaster Flash

When the generation after me started getting on the cut,
a lot of them would call me over to hang out or go
jam and scratch and they were always separate from each other.
- Eric San

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

I don't think it's so much of a disadvantage setting up from scratch.
- David Leslie

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting
to scratch the surface of what women want.
And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
- Mel Gibson

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician
in the state and remembering where he itches.
And I know where to scratch him.
- Earl Long

The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company
from scratch today is abysmal.
- David Geffen

We'll take what the other team gives us.
We'll scratch where it itches.
- Hayden Fry

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan -
spoiled.
- Israel Zangwill

People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't
go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
- Jason Bateman

I will never be able to create a budget from scratch
with the amount of time that I have,
but my instructions remain the same:
Give me a budget that has no new revenue.
- Christine Gregoire

Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
- William Beveridge

Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman
who longs to be a sex object.
The difference is that is not all she wants to be.
- Betty Rollin

I love to act.
I need to act.
It's the big itch I need to scratch.
- Christopher Meloni

It is expensive to start from scratch though.
- David Leslie

Scratch a Russian, and you'll find a peasant.
- Milla Jovovich

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask.
It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
- Thomas J. Watson

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

One learns to itch where one can scratch.
- Scott Reed

Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody,
and other times I would start from scratch.
Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
- Carly Simon

All you have to know is mathematically how many times
to scratch it and when to let it go -
when certain things will enhance the record you're listening to.
- Grandmaster Flash

I rarely repeat playing the same role in a show.
I figured I'd plumbed 90 percent the first time around,
so let's move on to something where I'm starting from scratch.
- Hal Linden

I have no problem with starting from scratch.
- Leif Garrett

OK, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head.
- Ruby Dee

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

San Diego walked away with just a scratch.
- Susan Davis

I always start from scratch with a character -
they're never based on anyone else.
You get ideas of what people look like,
and I'm a great people watcher.
You can draw inspiration from people.
- Amanda Burton

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold,
they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman...
You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail
than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to
consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus

Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'.
As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me,
never got dirty.
And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him.
And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'
- Orlando Bloom


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