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1. "I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years."
Author: A. Scott Berg
2. "In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views. (The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University, page 214)"
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "In one survey, respondents listed Princeton as one of the country's top ten law schools. The problem? Princeton doesn't have a law school"
Author: Alexandra Robbins
4. "I served seven years as the chair of the Princeton economics department where I had responsibility for major policy decisions, such as whether to serve bagels or doughnuts at the department coffee hour."
Author: Ben Bernanke
5. "Barry L. Jacobs and colleagues from the neuroscience program at Princeton University showed that when mice ran every day on an exercise wheel, they developed more brain cells and they learned faster than sedentary controls. I believe in mice."
Author: Bernd Heinrich
6. "I did not care if Ella went t Princeton, if she was exceptionally pretty, if she grew up to marry a rich man, or really if she married at all - there were many incarnations of her I felt confident I could embrace, a hippie or a housewife or a career woman. But what I did care about, what I wanted most fervently, was for her to understand that hard work paid off, that decency begat decency, that humility was not a raincoat you occasionally pulled on when you thought conditions called for it, but rather a constant way of existing in the world, knowing that good luck and bad luck touched everyone and none of us was fully responsible for our fortunes or tragedies. Above all, I wanted my daughter to understand that many people were guided by bitterness and that it was best to avoid these individuals - their moods and behavior were a hornet's nest you had no possible reason to do anything other than bypass and ignore."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
7. "Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones."
Author: David Dinkins
8. "Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
9. "The movies remind me of the Triangle Club at Princeton. I used to belong to it, and we always started out firm in our decision to create new and startling things. We always ended up by producing the same old show. In the beginning, our enthusiasm and ideals discarded as rubbish all the old fossilized plots."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. "Amory took to writing poetry on spring afternoons, in the gardens of the big estates near Princeton, while swans made effective atmosphere in the artificial pools, and slow clouds sailed harmoniously above the willow. May came too soon, and suddenly unable to bear walls, he wandered the campus at all hours through starlight and rain."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
11. "As he put in his studs he realized that he was enjoying life as he would probably never enjoy it again. Everything was hallowed by the haze of his own youth. He had arrived, abreast of the best in his generation at Princeton. He was in love and his love was returned."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
12. "And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy."
Author: Harry Mathews
13. "I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard, in 1952."
Author: Harry Mathews
14. "When I was in architecture school at Princeton, the worst thing you could say about someone was that they were eclectic."
Author: Hugh Hardy
15. "I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun."
Author: James Stewart
16. "I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location."
Author: John Forbes Nash Jr.
17. "When I was a student at Princeton University, I was working part time in a grocery store. I saw an ad for teachers of a prep course. I don't remember what it paid, but it was easily double or triple the minimum wage."
Author: John Katzman
18. "Well," Adam said, leaning back and sighing, "I've got that out of my system now. I can leave you alone for the rest of the day. I always say, if you kiss the girl at the start of the date, it takes the pressure off." "Oh, really, is that what you always say?" I said."Always. It's my golden rule. I've literally been saying it since…since I met you again in Princeton. Well, I suppose it came a bit after that. I'vedefinitely been saying it all morning."
Author: Kate Le Vann
19. "Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter? He went to prison for four years, not Princeton."
Author: Lou Duva
20. "God invented space so that not everything had to happen in Princeton."
Author: Martin J. Rees
21. "I wish there was a song called "Nguyen and Ari," a little ditty about a hardworking Vietnamese girl who helps her parents withthe franchised Holiday Inn they run, and does homework in thelobby, and Ari, a hardworking Jewish boy who does volunteerwork at his grandmother's old-age home, and they meet afterschool at Princeton Review. They help each other study for theSATs and different AP courses, and then, after months of study-ing, and mountains of ?ashcards, they kiss chastely upon hear-ing the news that they both got into their top college choices.This is a song teens need to inadvertently memorize. Now that'sa song I'd request at Johnny Rockets!"
Author: Mindy Kaling
22. "What did I think of Princeton? Well, the answer to that question requires a story. When I first arrived, I looked around me at the Gothic buildings — younger, I later learned, than many of the mosques of this city, but made through acid treatment and ingenious stone-masonry to look older..."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
23. "(‘we can take your liver out and give it to the Princeton Museum, your heart to the Plaza Hotel')."
Author: Olivia Laing
24. "I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms."
Author: Orville Redenbacher
25. "Generally places that are comfortable with excellence don't call themselves centers of excellence. Has anyone heard of a Princeton University Center of Excellence? Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of Excellence?"
Author: Otis Webb Brawley
26. "I entered Princeton University as a graduate student in 1959, when the Department of Mathematics was housed in the old Fine Hall. This legendary facility was marvellous in stimulating interaction among the graduate students and between the graduate students and the faculty. The faculty offered few formal courses, and essentially none of them were at the beginning graduate level. Instead the students were expected to learn the necessary background material by reading books and papers and by organising seminars among themselves. It was a stimulating environment but not an easy one for a student like me, who had come with only a spotty background. Fortunately I had an excellent group of classmates, and in retrospect I think the "Princeton method" of that period was quite effective."
Author: Phillip A. Griffiths
27. "With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects."
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
28. "I don't think Post often came to Princeton during the '30s. I can't remember ever seeing him in Princeton."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
29. "I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
30. "Those three years ended with June 1933. At that time I left Princeton, having submitted my Ph.D. thesis."
Author: Stephen Cole Kleene
31. "I don't struggle because I was always the stupidest kid in the class and the idea that I would ever be brilliant was knocked out of me in the third grade. So I'm not sitting around trying to be brilliant, or Shakespeare. I'm just trying to get the work I have in my head down on the page in the best way I possibly know how without putting that horrible pressure on myself of saying I'm going to write it today and in 200 years at Princeton they will be studying these words." Yeah, I want my stuff to be as good as I can conceivably make it, but I am not going to put that on my head"
Author: Stephen J. Cannell
32. "Princeton University's campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser."
Author: Steven Holl
33. "They tried sodium amytal on him three years ago trying to find out where he buried a Princeton student," Graham said. "He gave them a recipe for dip."
Author: Thomas Harris

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