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85+ College quotes to motivate you

In this blog post, we will discuss college life.

We also collected some of the most motivational college quotes that are there. 

What you should know about college life

College life. Well, first of all, college life is hard to define.

What exactly does it mean? Wandering around campus or in the city with your  colleagues?

Going out for a coffee together or watching a movie?

Or is it more about the all day, all night studying before an important exam?

Or about the nights lost in clubs or at parties?

You will find out for yourself what college life means as you live it. 

When it comes to a student’s success in college and later in life, it depends on several factors.

The support from the family, the habits they are now learning, the financial stability and the environment are often defining elements in the life of young people.

A transition with as little effort as possible towards student life depends, to a large extent, on the support of the family, especially on the financial support, but also on the emotional one.

Immediately after graduating from high school and entering college, young people and their parents face several dilemmas.

Where they will live during their studies is the first question most people ask themselves.

Even for students who have done well in high school, the new academic requirements in college can be overwhelming.

Young people must learn to organize their time more efficiently and to set up a schedule that will allow them to pass their exams successfully, but at the same time to leave them a few hours of free time, in which to have fun and relax. 

Furthermore, a student must learn to manage his/her monthly budget, take care of household chores, cook or wash their own clothes. 

Many students have the support of their parents when it comes to these responsibilities, but it is extremely important that young people learn on their own to cope in any situation.

Even so, college life is full of adventures, funny moments, it is very beautiful.

In college you will learn the most, you will build long-term relationships, you will form as a human being.

Read  below the quotes about college, which I hope will give you a better idea of what student life is like!

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5 College quotes

  1. “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  2. “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” ― Shelby Foote
  3. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
  4. “I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” ― Tom Petty
  5. “I only want to write. And there’s no college for that except life.” ― Dodie Smith

15 College quotes

  1. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” ― John Green
  2. “Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they’re like dog months.” ― Rainbow Rowell
  3. “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.” ― John Green
  4. “But if you tell folks you’re a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you’re talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn’t work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
  5. “I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while—just once in a while—there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word ‘wisdom’ mentioned!” ― J.D. Salinger
  6. “Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.” ― Oscar Wilde
  7. “You didn’t need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.” ― Jeannette Walls
  8. “I think back to what Landon said about heartbreak, that if you don’t love the person, they can’t break your heart. Hardin repeatedly breaks my heart, even when I don’t think there are any more pieces to break.

And I love him. I love Hardin.” ― Anna Todd

  1. “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  2. “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” ― Shelby Foote
  3. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
  4. “I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” ― Tom Petty
  5. “I only want to write. And there’s no college for that except life.” ― Dodie Smith
  6. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” ― John Green
  7. “Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they’re like dog months.” ― Rainbow Rowell

20 College quotes

  1. “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.” ― John Green
  2. “But if you tell folks you’re a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you’re talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn’t work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
  3. “I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while—just once in a while—there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word ‘wisdom’ mentioned!” ― J.D. Salinger
  4. “Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.” ― Oscar Wilde
  5. “You didn’t need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.” ― Jeannette Walls
  6. “I think back to what Landon said about heartbreak, that if you don’t love the person, they can’t break your heart. Hardin repeatedly breaks my heart, even when I don’t think there are any more pieces to break.

And I love him. I love Hardin.”― Anna Todd

  1. “I am kind of majoring in bull ——” ― Kate Voegele
  2. “College is fun as long as you don’t die.” ― Tsugumi Ohba
  3. “Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn’t come with money and it doesn’t come with fame. It comes from having meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate about what you do. That’s having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That’s having a life of success. That’s what having a life of meaning is.” ― Tim Tebow
  4. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” ― David Wood
  5. “Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they’ll tell you it’s to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.” ― Abbie Hoffman
  6. “You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and a college is an excellent place for them.”  ― L. Frank Baum
  7. “My advice to writers just starting out? Don’t use semi-colons! They are transvestite hermaphrodites, representing exactly nothing. All they do is suggest you might have gone to college.” ― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  8. “To be a writer you have to write — and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. ” ― Michelle Richmond
  9. “But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous.” ― Koren Zailckas
  10. “You’re sure your new roommate won’t be like the last one who wore tinfoil socks and had a tendency to occasionally urinate in the refrigerator. You’re sure you’ll pass Math 106 this time around. You’re determined to actually join some clubs this year and not just sit around in your dorm eating spray cheese from a can and watching youtube videos about cats.” ― Patrick Rothfuss
  11. “A lack of illusion is golden, and it is quite possible that creativity is the highest form of intelligence. One might further develop oneself in the creative sense and, therefore, at times, find some degree of shame more so than pride when having always followed that of the safe and ever-praised academia.” ― Criss Jami
  12. “Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.” ― Criss Jami
  13. “I can’t take anything you don’t give me. Stop giving me power over your life.” ― Chelsea M. Cameron
  14. “Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.” ― Mark Twain

30 College quotes

  1. “What does all this mean finally, I kept asking like a college kid. Why does it make me want to cry? Maybe it’s that we are all outsiders, we are all making our own unusual way through a wilderness of normality that is just a myth.”― Anne Rice
  2.  “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  3. “Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.” ― Kamand Kojouri
  4. “What else is there to do in college except for drink beer or slit one’s wrists?” ― Bret Easton Ellis
  5. “Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
  6. “I wasn’t aware that was how I felt, either, until it was out. And now that I’ve said it like that, I’m not exactly sure it is how I feel. But this isn’t a piece of paper I can crumple up and throw away. they aren’t words I can cross out to start over. Now they’re out, and I know they’ll hang here, between us, maybe forever.” ― Terra Elan McVoy
  7. “If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college.” ― Albert Mohler Jr.
  8. “I imagine that one of the biggest troubles with colleges is there are too many distractions, too much panty-raiding, fraternities, and boola-boola and all of that.” ― Malcolm X
  9. “Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!” ― Jo Franz
  10. “A whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.” ― Herman Melville
  11. “I didn’t want any degrees if all the ill-read literates and radio announcers and pedagogical dummies I knew had them by the peck. ” ― J.D. Salinger
  12. “And there’s this place called college! I mean, they want you to care, dig it, care about this education trip, and they don’t care enough themselves to make it as attractive as the crap game across the street!” ― Spider Robinson
  13. “I’d compare college tuition to paying for a personal trainer at an athletic club. We, professors, play the roles of trainers, giving people access to the equipment (books, labs, our expertise) and after that, it is our job to be demanding.” ― Randy Pausch
  14. “Self-education is lifelong curiosity.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  15.  “It was a time before Facebook and Instagram and texting. I imagine it must be easier now, for college students. Home must not feel so far away anymore. But how do you cut the apron strings if the strings are virtual?” ― Kirstie Collins Brote
  16.  “Christ, seven years of college, down the drain.” ― John Belushi
  17. “I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.” ― Stephanie Witter
  18. “Of a sudden he felt that fraternity life was the only way to exist at college. How could he have doubted?” ― Ferrol Sams
  19.  “Eventually the real world intruded again, and Sophie had to return to campus—woefully behind on homework, but incandescently in love.” ― Molly Ringle
  20. “College was for people who didn’t know they were smart.” ― Stephen King
  21. “Though outwardly Kristina maintained that a clean room was a symptom of a diseased mind (for how could she, while studying the world’s greatest thinkers, be bothered with such mundane earthly issues as cleaning?), inwardly she hated untidiness and made a point of spending as little time in the room as possible.” ― Paullina Simons
  22. “I had an absurd desire to go down to her and make sure she was all right, and stay with her until dawn. I also had a fierce wish to bludgeon the two frat boys to death with a shovel.” ― Molly Ringle
  23. “People think I’m selling feminism in my books, but what I’m really doing is writing advertising copy for expensive private colleges that most women can’t afford anyway. Oh, and try to find a job with a major in English literature. No luck? Joke’s on you, sucker!” ― Mary Gordon
  24. “The habit of looking at life as a social relation — an affair of society — did no good. It cultivated a weakness which needed no cultivation. If it had helped to make men of the world, or give the manners and instincts of any profession — such as temper, patience, courtesy, or a faculty of profiting by the social defects of opponents — it would have been education better worth having than mathematics or languages; but so far as it helped to make anything, it helped only to make the college standard permanent through life.” ― Henry Adams
  25. “When describing the University of Virginia: Here, We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  26. “Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.”-  Rashedur Ryan Rahman
  27. “If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk – it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.” ― Criss Jami
  28. “And yet not a dream, but a mighty reality- a glimpse of the higher life, the broader possibilities of humanity, which is granted to the man who, amid the rush and roar of living, pauses four short years to learn what living means” ― W.E.B. DuBois
  29. “I mean that they (students) should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would exercise their minds as much as mathematics.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  30. “I didn’t give it much thought back then. I just wanted to get all the words straight and collect my A.” ― Gayle Forman

35 College quotes

  1. “A first-rate college library with a comfortable campus around it is a fine milieu for a writer. There is, of course, the problem of educating the young. I remember how once, between terms, not at Cornell, a student brought a transistor set with him into the reading room. He managed to state that one, he was playing “classical” music; that two, he was doing it “softly”; and that three, “there were not many readers around in summer.” I was there, a one-man multitude.” ― Vladimir Nabokov
  2. “This irritated or puzzled such students of literature and their professors as were accustomed to ‘serious’ courses replete with ‘trends ’ and ‘schools ’ and ‘myths ’ and ‘symbols ’ and ‘social comment ’ and something unspeakably spooky called ‘climate of thought.’ Actually these ‘serious’ courses were quite easy ones with the students required to know not the books but about the books.” ― Vladimir Nabokov
  3. “I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything.” ― Brooke Bida
  4. “After you hear and listen. First must come desire. Second must come willingness. Third should come understanding. Fourth should come progression and with progression will come more understanding.” ― Hyrum Yeakley
  5. “When you’re in college you haven’t had that much life. Parents, school, assorted youth activities—that’s about it.” ― Martha Moody
  6. “My father was a slave to capitalist ideology. He didn’t know what he was doing.”

“You mean you went to an expensive school?” ― Ian Rankin,

  1. “…I realized how naive I was. My aunt Tina was right: this stuff does exist, and it does hurt people, and although there are lots of people at Liberty who condemn violence against gays–including Dr. Falwell himself–the number of students who want to give them the Goliath treatment isn’t zero. In fact, the number who live in my room isn’t zero.” ― Kevin Roose,
  2. “My Miracle, living through a Traumatic brain Injury” ― Rodney Barnes
  3. “Portia remembered her interview in the small office upstairs…in which she had been so shy, so terrified about not being good enough, not getting this thing, this chance, which she had only just discovered she wanted very badly.” ― Jean Hanff Korelitz
  4. “At Reed College, I learned very quickly that I didn’t know nearly enough. I learned, first, that every student there was as smart as I was, and quite a few seemed smarter.” ― John Daniel
  5. “The image of him shifted with the violent frenzy of leaves. He was there and he wasn’t, as the leaves whipped and the lightning fell away in a slow strobe effect across the expanse of sky. How he had gotten up there, I had no idea, but he had been there. Crouched in the tree in the middle of the courtyard, he watched me intently through the open window.” – Gwenn Wright
  6. “Joyfully we undertake our daily work.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  7. “I remember how excited I was to work for the Ivy League. By the time I left, I would not advise anyone to work for them.” ― Steven Magee
  8. “You may suppose that perhaps this Walter T. Wallace found his destiny in food and passed down to his progeny a legacy like that of the great Colonel Sanders. The folks here in Wallace County would love to be able to tell you this is so. But no, like their granddaddy, the Wallace men were thievin’ crooks, always with a scheme ready to separate the weak from their hard-earned money.” ― Gwenn Wright
  9.  “As a manager in the Ivy League, I discovered that the upper management team was seriously undermining my ability to manage my own staff. It was so bad that I eventually left. I now advise people not to work for the Ivy League.” ― Steven Magee
  10. “…and often Lisa thought bitterly of the ideas she had held on “college life” before coming to Denton, ideas and images culled from a hundred magazine stories and as many movies. Where were the convertibles, the secret bottles of liquor, the gay young men and their wild girl friends?” ― Grace Metalious
  11. “Behold me – a Sophomore! I came up last Friday, sorry to leave Lock Willow, but glad to see the campus again. It is a pleasant sensation to come back to something familiar. I am beginning to feel at home in college, and in command of the situation; I am beginning, in fact, to feel at home in the world – as though I really belonged to it and had not just crept in on sufferance.” ― Jean Webster
  12. “When I was at the University of California at Berkeley, I went to some classes that must have had more than four hundred students in them. I almost always sat in the far back of the auditorium so I could read the newspaper. I remember that I stayed late one day to ask the professor a question, and when I got up to him, all I could think to myself was, ‘So this is what the professor looks like.” ― Stephan Pastis
  13. “Are there any particular majors you’re interested in?” “Not really.” Saying advanced breakfast with a minor in cable television would surely bring about some epic battle that Mrs. Wentworth’s smile was doomed to lose.” ― Emma Mills
  14. “And the more I think about it, the more frustrated I get by the entire concept of a backup plan. Because it only ever seems to pertain to people who are interested in art, music, theater–and yes, the circus. Nobody would ever dream of going up to someone in medical school and telling them, ‘Gee, I really think you should have a backup plan. You know, just in case this doesn’t work out for you.” ― Akemi Dawn Bowman
  15. “He wishes he had a way of telling them that they can be part of transforming this new place into an old one, that sometimes being the one who etches the lines in the façade is as important as choosing something already weathered and worn.” ― Seanan McGuire
  16. “It was more when things slowed down, during the parts when you were supposed to have fun, that my lack of friends felt obvious- on Saturday nights, when there dances I didn’t go to, and during visitation… I spent those times hiding. Most of the other girls propped open their doors for visitation, but we kept ours shut.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  17. “Few things are more important than learning how to learn.” ― Richie Norton
  18. “In six weeks, I’d be packing up all my stuff and getting the hell out of Pineville. But until then, my life at The Mall would really, really suck.” ― Megan McCafferty
  19. “The nine rubies were used afterwards in agriculture. You had only to throw them out into a field if you wanted it plowed. Then the whole surface of the land turned itself over in its anxiety to get rid of something so wicked, and in the morning the field was found to be plowed as thoroughly as any young man at Oxford.”  ― E. Nesbit
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  21. “I remember in college a long time professor turned to me and she said, “you’re the only one who has ever done something with this.” All those years of students learning and no one has done something with it while in school? Blasphemy.⁣” ― Richie Norton
  22. “Then I thought of how my life at Ault was a series of interactions and avoidance of interactions in which I pretended not to mind that I was almost always by myself. I could not last for long this way, certainly not for the next three years; I’d been at Ault only seven months, and already, my loneliness felt physically exhausting.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  23. “Either Ault was a lot harder than my junior high had been, or I was getting dumber- I suspected both. If I wasn’t literally getting dumber, I knew at least that I’d lost the glow that surrounds you when the teachers think you’re one of the smart, responsible ones, that glow that shines brighter every time you raise your hand in class to say the perfect thing, or you run out of room in a blue book during an exam and have to ask for a second one.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  24. “My nickname when I worked at the university research and teaching hospital was ‘Angel’.” ― Steven Magee
  25. “There was such a feeling of innocence here, of make-believe, of youth, of startling passion. But that was the beauty of such a university: students debating over life-and-death issues in an environment as insulated as Disney World. Reality had nothing to do with the equation. And that was okay. In fact, that was how it should be.” ― Harlan Coben
  26. “I decided that I was going to fewer student parties after I ripped part of the sleeve out of my black dress helping a freshman climb a fence. By the end of the first semester, what I wanted to do most in the world was invite a few of my husband’s students over for tea and drop them down the well.” ― Shirley Jackson
  27. “Everyone keeps saying tragedy with vague disdain, as if the shooting was just a mad dream, not some kid adding his personal darkness to a collective shadow that had already spread across our lives.” ― John Englehardt
  28. “My advice to students is always the same, “Hit the Books – Before the Books hit you!” ― Kurt Bryan
  29. “The more educated someone is, the less likely it usually is for them to say that they do not know, when they do not know.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

40 College quotes

  1. “The Ivy League I am familiar with is riddled with incompetence.” ― Steven Magee
  2. “I didn’t know what I was doing at college aside from fulfilling a destiny that no one bothered explaining to me.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. “Trying to understand why your workers are sick may lead to you being shown the door.” ― Steven Magee
  4. “After informing the management team at Dartmouth College that I was keeping daily records of the behavioral problems I was observing in all staff that I supervised, they insisted those records be destroyed.” ― Steven Magee
  5. “They say you’re always at the place you need to be.

But perhaps it’s not so that we go to stay, but see to leave.”― Karl Kristian Flores

  1. “People in college are like this, unpleasantly smug one minute and then abasing themselves to show off their good manners the next.” ― Sally Rooney
  2. “Here’s what I want to know about school. Everyone assumes kids are bad at decisions, right? So why would anyone let an eighteen-year-old kid pick what they want to do in college?” ― Mary H.K. Choi
  3.  “How they became friends was no great mystery, but now they remained so, braided together beyond their shared college quarters, this transcended the usual alchemy of optimism and obligation that kept friendships intact, kept people from fading into other categories: old friend, college friend, just someone I once knew. None of the four would ever be just anything to the others…” ― Elizabeth Ames
  4. “Peg was involved in a common form of senior-year panic that caused its victims to exhibit permanent distraction and to take up residence in the library.” ― Pamela Dean
  5. “But I made it. And for some reason, I’m not worried about my job prospects. I truly believe I will be okay.” ― Katherine Reay
  6. “The pressure to be great, not good, is unrelenting. Believing that this pressure will simply disappear once kids arrive on campus seems like wishful thinking.” ― Kate Fagan
  7. “The library was … scattered with odd cushions and strange padded built-in furniture added a few years ago to placate the rioting students of the time, who could never seem to make up their minds whether they were angriest about Viet Nam, about being made to learn a foreign language, or about being made to sit at a hard wooden desk while they did it. The College, being unable to do anything about Viet Nam and unwilling to do anything about the foreign language requirement, had reformed the furniture in the library.” ― Pamela Dean
  8. “My clients spend their childhoods and in particular their adolescents putting their healthy development on hold, coached and managed by parents who are so fearful and anxious about helping their children succeed that there is simply no room for their children, my clients, to begin to know themselves.” ― Kate Fagan
  9.  “She didn’t have to return to Philly until Sunday, yet from the moment she sat down in the car, Madison was already projecting five days into the future and anticipating the sadness that returning to campus would bring.” ― Kate Fagan
  10.  “Dartmouth College demonstrated gross incompetence with mercury systems when I worked for them.” ― Steven Magee
  11. “For someone who struggles with the unknown, freshman year of college can feel like walking a path lined with land mines- heart racing, disaster around every corner.” ― Kate Fagan
  12. “Parents don’t really know how to help. Some aren’t prepared for this new version of their high-achieving kid: doubting, sad, tired, confused- emotions they may have rarely dealt with in high school. And isn’t college supposed to be even better than high school? When your child is more mature, self-sufficient, and otherwise flourishing just as she always has been, except now at an even higher level?” ― Kate Fagan
  13. “I knew the problem was with the school, because the second I left campus, I was happy again.” ― Kate Fagan
  14. “In high school she even had time for herself, to draw and read, to write down quotes, to be inside her own head without an agenda.” ― Kate Fagan
  15. “Professors are typically in their own little worlds, doing their own thing and thinking that the laws do not apply to them.” ― Steven Magee
  16. “Second semester will get better, and I have to get better, ” Madison thought. If nothing else, through sheer force of will, perhaps she could make it better. And if she told enough people that things were going to go well this time around, said it out loud repeatedly, maybe she could even convince herself.” ― Kate Fagan
  17. “What if what she wanted and what she thought she was supposed to want were opposed? And what if this gap between head and heart happened again?” ― Kate Fagan
  18. “Dartmouth College has an established history of blatant incompetence with handling mercury.” ― Steven Magee
  19. “Ignore the behavioral problems in the staff or be fired.” ― Steven Magee
  20. “I worked for Dartmouth College where Karen Wetterhahn was killed by mercury poisoning. I never received any industry recognized training in handling mercury systems and also ended up with nasty mercury poisoning.” ― Steven Magee
  21. “While my degree opened up doors for me, it ultimately gave me occupational diseases.” ― Steven Magee
  22. “When I reflect on my time working for the W. M. Keck Observatory, Columbia University and Dartmouth College, my memories are not of brilliant minds advancing science, but rather of shady people damaging their workers’ health in order to obtain tainted astronomical data.” ― Steven Magee
  23. “A collaborative analysis: i.e, he asked questions until he got either the answers he wanted or some other that was acceptable because he had never thought of it.” ― Pamela Dean
  24. “Her college years felt like freedom to her.” ― Ian McEwan
  25. “Like Karen Wetterhahn, I was mercury poisoned in the employment of Dartmouth College. Unlike Karen Wetterhahn, I survived the extremely sickening mercury poisoning.” ― Steven Magee
  26. “In the space of less than a year, mercury poisoning took me from being sponsored for an exceptional ability green card by Dartmouth College to being shown the door.” ― Steven Magee
  27. “While handling mercury systems in the employment of Columbia University and Dartmouth College, I have no recollection of receiving industry recognized health and safety training for the workplace hazards present.” ― Steven Magee
  28. “When I worked at Columbia University and Dartmouth College we would handle the rubber filled mercury mirror support system with bare hands and no respiratory protection. What was ironic was that we were visually inspecting it for leaks and that microscopic leaks could be entering our bodies through our bare skin and respiratory tracts. I had no industry recognized training in correctly handling mercury systems, dealing with unexpected spills, the health hazards and the correct storage protocols. When I reflected on the mercury filled rubber mirror support band, it was just one of the many incompetence that astronomers were subjecting their unsuspecting staff to.” ― Steven Magee
  29. “It is probably a good thing that Karen Wetterhahn died from mercury poisoning, as if she had survived, she would have discovered the horrible Dartmouth College workers compensation experience for occupational disease.” ― Steven Magee
  30. “Anyway, the important thing to remember about Ault is why you applied in the first place. It was for the academics, right? I don’t know where you were before, but Ault beats the hell out of the public high school in my town. As for the politics here, what can you do? There’s a lot of posturing, but it’s all kind of meaningless.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  31. “I cried because I knew for certain that I was leaving home, and abruptly, I did not know if it was such a good idea- I realized that I, like my parents, had never believed I’d actually go.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  1. “There is more to knowing than just knowing.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “Generally, education is to curiosity what circumcision is to the foreskin.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  3. “Not knowing how to get what you want is better than knowing how to get what you do not want.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  4. “You and Tom must have made a good match,” he said. “What are you

doing? Is this the way you initiate new tutors? By stabbing them in the shoe?” ― Anyta Sunday

50 College quotes

  1. “More than 99.99% of facts are not and will never be useful to even a single person.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “Returning home can be awkward for any college-age kid. We spend our teenage years learning to be obnoxious and short with our parents. We prefer to confide in friends. We connive, we become reclusive, we strive to become remote. We may still have a little voice somewhere deep inside pleading, ‘Just keep loving me, I’ll come back,’ but for the most part, coming home from college is like reaching for the end of an umbilical cord we worked so hard to cut. We enjoy the security, the lazy familiarity, but we have left the nest, proven our capacity for independence, and now demand the respect afforded adults.” ― Nick Trout
  3. “When I thought about it, I realized how silly and artificial the things I knew about each of them were, but that was how it happened when nobody knew anybody and you tried listing off your interests and background in the hopes of finding people who would mesh with your interests and background.” ― Emily Poirier
  4.  “I don’t know what that thing is, but I know you aren’t it. You care too much about the world and the people in it. All that cared about was killing.”, Jack Simple to Celestra Caine in FADE by Kailin Gow” ― Kailin Gow
  5. “Somewhere in the last few months, it’s like someone has flicked a switch and he’s gone from “cute looking boy” to “muscular sexy man” just like that.”, Celestra Caine in FADE by Kailin Gow” ― Kailin Gow
  6. “I am grown in so many ways, but in front of my parents I am still a child. I am having a hard time throwing off the skin that I pick and peel. I am the only one who can do it, but I can’t seem to let myself.” ― Samantha Schutz
  7. “A few months ago, leaving for college seemed glamourous, but now it’s hard to believe that this little dorm room, with its scratchy sheets and a lock that sticks, is home. It’s hard to accept that this is my new life, that these are my new friends. I am one in many here. There are dozens here as good as me, even more who are smarter, funnier. And it scares me because before I stuck out and now I blend in.” ― Samantha Schutz
  8. “I know I can’t let this summer be the last happy summer we have at the beach house.”, Loving Summer by Kailin Gow” ― Kailin Gow
  9. “This is what a control freak learns inside the compressed otherworld of college, maybe above all else: There are simply other ways of being.” ― Michelle Obama
  10.  “Over the last 10 years, we’ve learned that there’s still no better way to succeed in college than to be well read.” ― Doug Estell
  11. “I think about my education sometimes. I went to the University of Chicago for a while after the Second World War. I was a student in the Department of Anthropology. At that time, they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody. They may be teaching that still.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  12. “Many schools, colleges and universities have turned into biologically toxic radio frequency (RF) radiation antenna parks.” ― Steven Magee
  13. “On Books – Books are the ultimate accessory; they go with everything. Carpets wear down, drapery fades, statuary chips, wallpaper tears and appliances become obsolete and out of date. Movie posters simply scream “Poor high school grad”. But no one ever looks at books and scoffs, “Books? Really? What are you, a college professor?” ― Marsha Hinds
  14. “I am an undocumented transfer student to UCLA. This university has always been my dream, but being here has been one of the hardest experiences of my life. I do not receive financial aid, and I do not meet any of the requirements to receive any kind of scholarship because I do not have a Social Security number.” ― Eileen Truax
  15.  “Saying it to the owners of the schools and colleges: In your advertisements, without saying- “There are a.c, parking facilities etc. in our institution”, take such initiatives so that you can say, “There are playing grounds, gardens etc. in our institution”!” ― Md. Ziaul Haque
  16. “It is a good news that the private universities are shifting to their own campuses. But, the more vital thing is to ensure such campuses for the children’s schools where there will be a field at least!” ― Md. Ziaul Haque
  17. “We should ensure such a campus for the children’s schools where there will be a field at least!” ― Md. Ziaul Haque
  18. “My dislike of the W. M. Keck Observatory, Columbia University and Dartmouth College is based on unpleasant experiences in their employment.” ― Steven w Magee
  19. “Out of all of my employers, the Ivy League was by far the worst.” ― Steven Magee
  20. “It wasn’t a romance; it was too perfect for that. With texts there were only the words and none of the awkwardness. They could get to know each other completely and get comfortable before they had to do anything unnecessarily overwhelming like look at each other’s eyeballs with their eyeballs.” ― Mary H.K. Choi
  21. “There was no way she’d allow him to see her do 97 percent of her normal activities. She was a monster. A monster who was flat as a board with no ass. In fact, the only thing she had going on in the curves department was an enormous cystic pimple on her chin that hurt when she touched it. Yeah, no.” ― Mary H.K. Choi
  22. “Malachite eyes sparkled, pale green in the light of the setting sun.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  23. “Karma’s not a bitch. She’s a bad woman, acting like I’ve stolen her pimp.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  24. “In college, books assigned for class were read as competitive sport – the more critically, the better.” ― Pamela Paul,
  25. “You take my breath away… which I find very rude because I’m asthmatic.” ― Teagan Hunter
  26. “I would not have you think me regretful, or melancholy. Life has been good to me—and every age has its gifts for the man who is willing to work for them and use them temperately. And nothing is more ungraceful, more ludicrous, than the spectacle of one who attempts to linger over the pleasures of an age he had outlived, and ignore the advantages of his own time of life.” ― John D. Swain
  27. “And that was the thing, wasn’t it? When life rode on its highs, you wanted it to go on forever. But in the depths of the invariable dives, you’d be happy to be put out of your misery, because whatever awaited beyond this life had to be better than this shit on Earth.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  28. “Want my advice? Go to class, focus on time management, and try to workout at least three days a week. It helps to destress, plus it’s a good excuse to listen to music for an hour. Try to get good grades, but don’t beat yourself up over bad ones. Reach to do better.” ― Bryant A. Loney
  29. “There was no way Penny would go to the House and let Sam see her. That would ruin everything. Sam would take one look at her and be like, “Yikes, never mind.” ― Mary H.K. Choi
  30. “If you already know the answer, why are you trying to make me say it?”

“Because I’m a girl, and that’s what we do.” ― Sara Ney\

  1. “There was no way she’d allow him to see her do 97 percent of her normal activities. She was a monster. A monster who was flat as a board with no ass. In fact, the only thing she had going on in the curves department was an enormous cystic pimple on her chin that hurt when she touched it. Yeah, no.” ― Mary H. K. Choi
  2. “He was unrelenting, unmerciful, and singularly focused. Nothing stood in his way or hindered his journey. Until his end itself.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  3.  “His stance, with hands tucked into blue jeans, held nothing casual about it. More than powerful, he seemed menacing, even. He turned to her with an arched brow, like a being from Olympus, curious about a mere mortal’s next move. Currents of fear sped up and down her spine, futilely searching for a place to cower.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  4. “They gobbled the shrimp dumplings. From the first time they’d seen the sheer size of the meat through the translucent wrapper, they’d taken vows to be regulars. The pork sui mai was the next to be devoured. They savored in silence, except for the slurping of the stir-fried clams in black-bean sauce.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  5. “He was a sharpshooter like that. Bullet straight to the heart.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  6. “As still and clear as glass, the water seemed to exist solely to mirror the sunset. The wind changed course in the sky, causing wave-like ripples up there. The whole world seemed covered in gold, slate, and cloud, very distinct and separate in places, obscure and entangled in others.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  7. “Abuse could be a slope as slick as ice after a shower of freezing rain.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  8. “For several years, I struggled to pass as a native, fell silent when I had no cultural capital to contribute to the conversation, which was most of the time. People called me shy, and I thought of myself that way. But I wasn’t. Rather, I was incognito, unknowable — strategically so, and it was a strategy born of shame and desperation, of the felt sense that who I really was would disturb people too much to let me stay. I was a stranger in a strange land, a trailer-trash girl from a fucked-up background whose test scores and polite smile and diligence let her slip inoffensively upward.” ― Lorraine López
  9.  “When he had gotten rid of his exuberance he sat down at once to write to his brother Hal about it, and also his forest-ranger friend, Dick Leslie, with whom he had spent an adventurous time the last summer.” ― Zane Grey
  10. “Ken was absolutely powerless. His clothes were torn to tatters in a twinkling; they were soon torn completely off, leaving only his shoes and socks.” ― Zane Grey
  11. “Ken was thrilled in all his being.” ― Zane Grey
  12. “Ken sat glued to his seat in mingled fear and wrath. Was he to be the butt of those overbearing sophomores?” ― Zane Grey
  13.  “There was a bold gleam in his eyes and a smile on his face.” ― Zane Grey
  14. “He ran his hands over Ken’s smooth skin and felt of the muscles” ― Zane Grey
  15. “The coach put his hand on Ken’s knee.” ― Zane Grey
  16. “Despite its ferocious name, or perhaps because of it, it was the head of the pack of six bars in town. The sweet smell of cider and dank cigarette smoke wafted up her nostrils. Better than Lucy’s sweaty armpits at Emberswick Bar & Grill.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  17.  “Peg, are you goin’ to throw me down, too?”

“Mr. Arthurs! I—I—” ― Zane Grey

  1. “Abstract white cirrus clouds streaked across the sky. The cool breeze rustled the leaves in the trees and disturbed the ones settled on the ground. Anaya couldn’t help but see a metaphor in that.” ― G. M. T. Schuilling
  1. “It will happen soon. Someday you will find yourself surrounded by people with the exact same interests as you, and you will never feel out of place again,” I say, already wary of the incredible lie I am telling.” ― Joe Meno
  2. “If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?” ― G. M. T. Schuilling

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Conclusions

In this blog post, we discussed college life, what it really means.

We also collected some of the most motivational college quotes that are there.

Which one did inspire you most? Don’t hesitate to let us know! 

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Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.