An ideological movement is a collection of people many of whom could hardly bake a cake, fix a car, sustain a friendship or a marriage, or even do a quadratic equation, yet they believe they know how to rule the world. The university, in which it is possible to combine theoretical pretension with comprehensive ineptitude, has become the natural habitat of the ideological enthusiast. A kind of adventure playground, carefully insulated from reality in order to prevent absent-minded professors from bumping into things as they explore transcendental realms, has become the institutional base for civilizational self-hatred.
The number one problem in academia today is not ignorant students but ignorant Professors, who have substituted narrow “expertise” and “theoretical sophistication” (a preposterous term) for breadth and depth of learning in the world history of art and thought. … Art is a vast, ancient interconnected web-work, a fabricated tradition. Overconcentration on any one point is a distortion. This is one of the primary reasons for the dullness and ineptitude of so much twentieth-criticism, as compared to nineteenth-century belles-lettres.camille paglia
Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.camille paglia
I was truly sorry for Mr. Bryan. But I consoled myself by thinking of the years through which he had busied himself tormenting intelligent Professors with impudent questions about their faith, and seeking to arouse the ignoramuses and bigots to drive them out of their positions.clarence darrow
In 1969, nationwide, female Professors who had never been married and never published earned 145% of their counterpart male colleagues.warren farrell
If I gave it all up immediately, I'd lose my immortality. I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the Professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.james joyce
No book can teach you about yourself, no psychologist, none of the Professors or philosophers. What they can teach you is what they think you are or what they think you should be.jiddu krishnamurti
It is from Italy that we are flinging this to the world, our manifesto of burning and overwhelming violence, with which we today establish “ Futurism ,” for we intend to free this nation from its fetid cancer of Professors, archaeologists, tour guides, and antiquarians.filippo tommaso marinetti
Many, perhaps most, very learned people prefer the company of their books to sitting in a crowd listening to history and art being mangled; furthermore, it is unlikely that the venerable scholars will stand up afterward to declare, “This lecture was a load of crap.” The more profound a professor’s distaste with the proceedings, the more likely he is to melt away at the end of the talk.camille paglia
Lacan is a tyrant who must be driven from our shores. Narrowly trained English Professors who know nothing of art history or popular culture think they can just wade in with Lacan and trash everything in sight.camille paglia
Some conservatives have expressed outrage that the views of Professors are at odds with the views of students, as if ideas were entitled to be represented in proportion to their popularity and students were entitled to Professors who share their political or social values. One of the more important functions of college that it exposes young people to ideas and arguments they have not encountered at home is redefined as a problem.ellen willis
In our day, the scribes and Pharisees would be represented by the clergy, the Professors in our theological seminaries, and all high church officials.
"To serve rather than be served" is the motto of Shimer College, a fiercely independent liberal-arts institution where Professors and their students use dialogical tools to dismantle arguments like kids pulling the innards out of old alarm clocks.
From mad dogs and grumbling Professors may we all be delivered, and may we never take the complaint from either of them.
Sing the melody line you hear in your own head. Remember, you don't owe anybody any explanations, you don't owe your parents any explanations, you don't owe your Professors any explanations.
The presence of irony does not necessarily mean that the earnestness is excluded. Only assistant Professors assume that.
One of the characteristics of the university is that it is made up of Professors who train Professors, or professionals training professionals. Education was this no longer directed toward people who were to be educated with a view to become fully developed human beings, but to specialists, in other that they might learn how to train other specialists. This is the danger of “Scholasticism,” that philosophical tendency which began to be sketched at the end of antiquity, developed in the Middle Ages, and whose presence is still recognizable in philosophy today.pierre hadot
The Christian religion is from heaven. The gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and its Professors are not afraid of its being examined. It has stood for eighteen hundred years, and it will stand long.
There are nowadays Professors of philosophy, but not philosophers. ... To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.Henry David Thoreau
Nothing exposes religion more to the reproach of its enemies than the worldliness and half-heartedness of the Professors of it.matthew henry
I do not believe in evolution ... and none of your Professors believe in evolution. ... Beliefs are opinions.