His advice was, everything else he’d do for free—because he loved to teach, because he loved to impart knowledge to the next generation of lawyers—but they had to pay him to grade. And at the end of every semester when I have to grade I think how true those words are.
UVA law professor John Duffy, talking about the late Antonin Scalia, who taught law at UVA in the 1960s and ’70s
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of the day.
Thomas Jefferson, to Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, April 1816
The columns that most haunt me are the ones where people are faced with wrenching choices and act bravely. I think: Would I have been that brave? And usually my answer is ‘probably not!’
Alumnus Daniel Jones (Col ’85) on the pieces that have most affected him during his 11 years as editor of the New York Times Modern Love column
How did that happen? I mean, how did it happen?
UVA Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha after the Cavaliers won the 2015 College World Series.
Each and every one of you has a vibrant, courageous soul and a depth of power, creativity and wisdom you are only just beginning to tap into. That is your light. It is the light within you, and you have to let it shine.
Actor and comedian Ed Helms, in his valedictory address to the class of 2015
When you take your picture, you take your family. But I wasn’t married and my family was all in Virginia, so I thought, “Why don’t I take my boys?”
Astronaut and alumnus Leland Melvin on his official NASA portrait with his dogs.
“All heck breaks loose.”
State climatologist and UVA environmental scientist Jerry Stenger, on what happens when temperatures in Virginia drop to record lows.