"No one does the right thing from fear. And so many of the wrong things are done in its long shadow. Homophobia, sexism, racism, religious bigotry, xenophobia: they are all bricks in a wall that divides us, bricks cast in the clay of fear, fear of that which is different or unknown."
--Best-selling author and Kenyon parent Anna Quindlen, delivering the 2008 Commencement address
"Democracies have a tendency toward consumerism and materialism. We all shop too much."
--Michigan State University political science professor Arthur Melzer, speaking at a campus lecture on "Leo Strauss and the Purpose of Education"
"If you feel that you are being judged while you make a [cell phone] call, I can say for a fact that you are, so just don't do it."
--Collegian writer Laura Goehrke '10, in a column on Middle Path etiquette
"When it comes to quitting, we always want to start as soon as possible, but we never want to start today."
--Cornell University economist John Cawley, in a campus lecture titled "Reefer Madness, 'Frank the Tank,' or Pretty Woman: To What Extent Do Addictive Behaviors Respond to Incentives?"