Sunday, May 17, 2009
Door Slogans for Graduates
Aphorism 70: “Be Skeptical of received Wisdom!” John J. Mearsheimer
Full Quote: “Specifically, we teach you to think for yourself and to be skeptical of received wisdom.” Keynote address, June 11 and 12, 2004, The 477th Convocation, University of Chicago.
Aphorism 69: “Achievement is a prerequisite!” Edwin L. Colodny
Comment: From “A Year of Achievement,” a position booklet provided by Dr. Edwin I. Colodny, Interim President University of Vermont, April 15, 2002
Aphorism 68: “Push Out of Comfort and Into Challenge!” Diane Lane
Full Quote: “And we need to push ourselves out of comfort and into challenge in order to grow.” As quoted by Bob Strauss from “Leading Lady at Last” in Los Angeles Daily News as reprinted in the Times-Picayune, September 27, 2003,Section E Page 1-2.
Aphorism 67: “Bring Light Into Dark Places!” Donald Newlove
Full Quote: “Again and again in Ironweed, Kennedy’s power to bring light into dark places and to write tragic dialogue ring with Shakespearean blackness strikes me as the happiest art.” From First Paragraphs: Inspired Openings for Writers and Readers, St. Martin’s Press, NY, 1992.