Oct. 21st, 2008 09:48 am
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“This began as a necessity; then it became an obligation; and after that a custom,” he explained, squinting at the hills undulating into the horizon. “Now,” he said, “it is an institution.”
-- Luis Soriano, quoted in "Acclaimed Colombian Institution Has 4,800 Books and 10 Legs", by Simon Romero, New York Times October 19, 2008: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/world/americas/20burro.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


Feb. 1st, 2007 10:07 pm
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"I thought you might need rescuing . . . We have a bunch of professors wandering around who need students."
-- Dan Guernsey, soon to be former President of Ave Maria College, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 1/5/07, p. A48.
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Just for Pedro-- from The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines:

"Hippos like chocolate."
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I'm not gonna sit here and lecture you or be some kinda oracle and sit on top of Mt. Olympus because I am not the repository of all knowledge . . . In fact, I'm the repository of damn little knowledge. But I got a lot of stories, all right?
-- James Carville

Quoted in:
Jamilah Evelyn, "Notes from Academie: The Ragin' Cajun in the Classroom." Chronicle of Higher Education, 25-11-05, p. A56.
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"Well, it seems like a miracle to be able to look forward - to - to see all the minutes in front of one come hopping along with something marvelous in them, instead of just saying, Well, that one didn't actually hurt and the next may be quite bearable if only something beastly doesn't come pouncing out."
-- Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman's Honeymoon
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(Robert Weisbuch, president of Drew University, that is; quoted from his speech last friday to the College of Liberal Arts Faculty)

"...the Dionysian pleasure of simply splashing around in a subject that interests us."

"There will almost always be more reasons to not do a thing than to do it; but sometimes it is still a pretty good idea."


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