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Graduation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Graduation

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I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Related topics: Death

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement
speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical
caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
- Robert Orben

One of the most difficult speeches to prepare is an
address to a graduation class,
which is why I don't often do them.
- Jerry Moran

From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools,
and I know that they are a key to being sure that every
child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
- Dick Cheney

 

I received $100 per week when I started working at
the Globe after graduation.
- Will McDonough

A few months after graduation I was working in films.
It took off pretty quick.
- Moira Kelly

The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting.
The dream of college I put on the back burner.
- Martha Reeves

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I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation
I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Olivia Wilde

I disagree with a lot of those changes,
however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit
graduation at least once or twice a year.
- R. Lee Ermey

It was only when I finished the course and left my
graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.
- James D'arcy

While I do commend the Administration on its commitment
and focus on high school reform,
I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.
- Ruben Hinojosa

Americans in particular are myopic.
They're not traveling as much.
When you were a college student, the next thing you
would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel.
That's what I did.
I went to Indonesia.
- Julie Taymor

At the end of four years' time, at graduation,
we were down to 12.
At our reunion that we had several years ago,
only 1 out of the 52 actually made it to ordination and priesthood.
So there you go, there's your numbers.
- Peter Jurasik

I went to my son's graduation this weekend,
and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein.
It was that the greatest danger to the world is not
the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out.
- Hamilton Jordan

I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study.
I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard
School but they wouldn't even give me one because I
didn't have my high school graduation.
- Maureen Forrester

We are living in 1937, and our universities,
I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century.
We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization,
education, graduation, for a century -
for several centuries.
- H. G. Wells

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now,
there are no answers in the back of the book when the
equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange.
- Martin Lewis Perl

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

When I started graduate school I was interested in
the culture of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills,
because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate,
that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.
- Leigh Steinberg

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

My graduate studies were carried out at the California Institute of Technology.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I'm 18, I'm going to graduate high school in a few months.
- Camilla Belle

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

And then I graduate two years later,
in 1998,
with my class.
And, since then I've been here in Houston for training basically.
And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission.
- Umberto Guidoni

If American schooling is inadequate now,
just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when
today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years.
- Janet Napolitano

That's possible, and in fact the legislation,
the politics should graduate the advantages towards
those who have children and give less to those who don't have children.
- Rocco Buttiglione

My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University;
my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Everybody wants you to do good things,
but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married.
Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.
- Faith Hill

Many students graduate from college and professional schools,
including those of social work, nursing,
medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
- Jon Porter

I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say
you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court.
- Richard Land

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

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
- Doug Larson

I got all my work done to graduate in two months and then they were like,
I'm sorry, you have to take driver's ed.
I just kind of went, Oh, forget it.
- Fiona Apple

I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
- Daniel J. Evans

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a
graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman

In my second year in graduate school,
I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
- Ted Nelson

I started graduate school in 1971, I started working
at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972.
I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974.
And I got my doctorate in 1975.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Jews were asked when life begins.
For them it's when they finally graduate medical school.
- Evan Sayet

I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA
when UCLA was the first site on the net.
- Jon Postel

It really pains me greatly to hear from graduate students
that graduate education is a lower priority here.
- Ruth J. Simmons

So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.
- Ted Nelson

A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia,
in the early eighties.
- Russell Banks

My attitude toward graduate students was different,
I must say.
I used graduate students as colleagues:
I gave them the best problems to work on,
and I encouraged them.
- Frank Press

Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room.
It took me a while to graduate.
- Douglas Wilson

One half who graduate from college never read another book.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965,
helping as a member of the construction team and then
analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
- Antony Hewish

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students,
to become friends with one of them.
I don't mean anything erotically charged,
just a friendship.
- Marilyn Hacker

I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college.
- Mark Kennedy

Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University.
- Patricia Clarkson

Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from
high school and less likely to need special education,
repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.
- Joe Baca

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

My personal advice is to go to school first and get
a liberal arts education,
and then if you want to pursue acting,
go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I
worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year.
I taught school in Compton for two years.
- Harry Shearer

Well, the wonderful thing about making movies,
oddly enough, is that they're sort of highly motivated
graduate studies in one or another field.
- Sydney Pollack

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin
to cover his intellectual nakedness.
- Robert M. Hutchins

My main graduate training was received at the University
of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D.
in 1938.
- George Stigler

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
- Carol Burnett

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross

My graduate study was interrupted, like that of many others,
by World War II.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

But I decided I wanted more education and I had to
make a choice between starting law school,
which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

North Dakota State.
What do you have to do there to graduate? Milk a cow with your left hand?
- Bobby Heenan

I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school.
It's what you learn, what you think.
That's all that counts.
- Maya Lin

When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits
at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
- M. H. Abrams

I'm visiting my high school.
Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate.
- Daniela Hantuchova

I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just
teaching one course during that semester,
a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s,
people in our graduate program who are already working
on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion.
- Tobias Wolff


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