"I'll pause for a moment so you can let this information sink in."
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"And do you, Deborah Tannen, think they know what they're talking about?"
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"They're harmless when they're alone, but get a bunch of them together with a research grant and watch out."
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"Those who do not learn from the future are destined to make mistakes in it."
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"It's Harvard, Professor. They want to know when you're going to grade last June's exams."
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"Are you sure you're not just teaching to the test?"
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"I've been reading the trashiest scientific abstract."
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"Daddy works in a magical, faraway land called Academia."
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"The dog ate my homework."
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"Today, class, I'm proud to announce my tenure."
"The basic building blocks of life are identical in all species."
"Remember, education pays, unless you end up an adjunct - like me."
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Washington Crossing the Delaware, Having Been Invited to Join the Faculty at Princeton
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"I don't think that Bart Giamatti is actually going to play baseball, Miles. I believe he's going to more or less be on the management side."
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"Do you have any bedtime stories that aren't about the former Yugoslavia?"
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"Is there anything I can do for extra credit, like give you money?"
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"That just shows how little you know."
A statue dedicated to "The Unknown Academic Infighter" stands outside a college campus.
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"He walked in, said he was a visiting scholar, and made himself at home."
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"We're Quietly Confident That It Smells Of Cinnamon"
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"Sarah's grades are excellent. She got A+ in 'Yogi Berra: Philosopher or Fall Guy?,' A in 'Dollars and Scents: An Analysis of Post-Vietnam Perfume Advertising,' A in 'The Final Four as Last Judgment: The N.C.A.A. Tournament from a Religious Perspective,'
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"Good Lord, Professor! There it goes - the theory of everything!"
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"I know, but all promises are off when Daddy's writing his grant proposals."
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