Department: Quotes

I was an accidental tourist who landed on a magic carpet, grabbed on with both hands, and rode it to the most valuable, rewarding and joyful time of my life.

Jerry Reid on his undergraduate experience.

People who are afraid to go to horror movies are generally afraid their whole lives. People say to me, ‘Do you have nightmares?’ I never have nightmares!

The late Stan Winston (Col ’68), a Hollywood special effects artist who was responsible for some of cinema’s most extraordinary creatures, such as Jurassic Park dinosaurs, Terminator cyborgs and Edward Scissorhands.

I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet.

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Vine Utley, March 21, 1819.

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, / Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

From “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe.

We don’t admit numbers, we admit students.  Students who are smart and passionate and want to change the world.

Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts, in a report that details challenges facing a UVA admission model that he says “is quickly becoming outdated.”

I am not good enough, or wise enough, or strong enough to do everything that needs doing at UVA on my own.  But you have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am not alone.

President Teresa Sullivan in her remarks to supporters gathered on the Lawn after her reinstatement by the Board of Visitors.

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Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.