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    Bobby Heenan

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

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    Erma Bombeck

    Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.

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    Al McGuire

    Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.

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    Patrick J. Kennedy

    For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.

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    Laurie Anderson

    At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.

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    Simon Newcomb

    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.

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    Shannon Lucid

    I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree.

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    Conan O'Brien

    Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me.

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    Tom Brokaw

    You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

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    Jim Clyburn

    I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.

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    Marc Garneau

    I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.

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    Alan Dundes

    If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.

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    Richard King

    I'm not impressed by someone's degree... I'm impressed by them making movies.

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    Kenneth G. Wilson

    My graduate studies were carried out at the California Institute of Technology.

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    Robert Sternberg

    ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business.

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    Robert M. Hutchins

    The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

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    Sara Paretsky

    I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science.

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    Daniel J. Evans

    I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.

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    Norman Cousins

    It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.

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    Ruby Wax

    College atheletes used to get a degree in bringing your pencil.

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    Alexis Herman

    Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.

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    R. Lee Ermey

    Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.

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    Robert Orben

    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.

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    Bobby Scott

    It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree.

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    Irvine Welsh

    I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.

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    James Green Somerville

    I dropped out of school for a semester, transferred to another college, switched to an art major, graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.

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    Joe Baca

    Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.

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    Henny Youngman

    This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated!

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    Mark Kennedy

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

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    Herb Ritts

    Even though I didn't get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics.

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    Faith Hill

    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.

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    Daniel J. Evans

    I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.

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    Gloria Stuart

    When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long.

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    John F. Kennedy

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

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    Daniel Greenberg

    Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.

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    Leigh Steinberg

    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.

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    Carol Burnett

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

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    Emma Bonino

    The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.

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    Gordon Brown

    Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain.

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    Katherine Dunham

    I have actually five honorary degrees.

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    Ruben Hinojosa

    Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.

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    Fiona Apple

    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.

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    James Stewart

    I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.

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    Carol P. Christ

    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.

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    Jimmy Carter

    In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'

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    Ted Nelson

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

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    Neil Simon

    You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.

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    John Keegan

    I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates, necessarily. Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.

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    Christina Aguilera

    I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.

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    George Weinberg

    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.

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    Bob Newhart

    I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.

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    Ed O'Neill

    In the summer we graduated we flipped out completely, drinking beer, cruising in our cars and beating up each other. It was a crazy summer. That's when I started to be interested in girls.

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    Jon Secada

    Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be... well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I've known for years are all in the industry together.

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    Marian Wright Edelman

    Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

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    Kenneth G. Wilson

    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.

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    Jillian Bach

    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.

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    Elbert Hubbard

    God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

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    Francis Ford Coppola

    When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'

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    Tobias Wolff

    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.

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    Clive James

    Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

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    Ken Buck

    I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had.

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    Fred Allen

    I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.

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    Elizabeth Blackwell

    The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.

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    Christine Gregoire

    When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.

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    Frederick Reines

    I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in 1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.

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    Jim Evans

    My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.

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    Peter Gallagher

    I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I'd be a lousy businessman, and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.

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    Clay Aiken

    I did get a degree in special education.

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    Miguel de Cervantes

    For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

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    Ruth Ann Minner

    Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.

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    R. Lee Ermey

    We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!

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    James Tobin

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

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    David Eddings

    I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.

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    Frank Murphy

    The economy in the Valley will need to grow if students want to come back and work with their specialized degrees. We need to develop more to create more opportunities.

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    Jim Jarmusch

    I didn't get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one.

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    Tony Hillerman

    The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.

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    Claire Danes

    I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity - sort of... I haven't graduated yet. I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.

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    Andrew Shue

    Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

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    M. H. Abrams

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

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    Scott Hamilton

    I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.

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    Douglas Wilson

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

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    Ted Nelson

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

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    T. S. Eliot

    Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.

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    G. M. Trevelyan

    One half who graduate from college never read another book.

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    Parker Stevenson

    I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do.

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