There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
You’d better get your laugh while you’re making your point, or you won’t be doing it very long.
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
Imagine – four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt.
Guys just don’t care. We don’t take the time to plan behind each other’s back. We just say, If you don’t like me, screw you’. If a guy doesn’t like you, you know because you have a black eye.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
I like to think that the best poetry is or involves a contest between ordinary conversation and ritual.
Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.