Kenyon in Quotes

“Any college that offers a major in being a superhero is my college of choice.” — A prospective student via Twitter in response to a Kenyon admissions mailing featuring Superman.

“Humor and tragedy coexist everywhere. Being alive is being able to crack jokes.”John Green '00, describing his best-selling young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, which is about young people with cancer, to the Los Angeles Times.

“Growing up in Hong Kong, I was quite fortunate that there weren't many other local magicians.”Lawrence Sullivan '05, in an interview in the South China Morning Post about his work in Hong Kong as a corporate entertainer and brand ambassador for a Napa Valley winery.

“I am a firm believer that the exalted will be humbled and the humbled will be exalted. The guys now see it as an opportunity.” — Lords swimming coach Jim Steen, in the New York Times, discussing Kenyon's second-place finish in the 2011 NCAA Division III national championship, after thirty-one consecutive titles.

“We imagine we're in a post-racial society, so people like Gingrich and Santorum can say these things (and believe) they're not really thinking about group identification."
Theodore O. Mason Jr., professor of English, in a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about racial campaign rhetoric.

“In the fall, it's like you're in God's country.”
President S. Georgia Nugent, commenting to Inside Higher Ed on the beauty of the campus in the context of the movie Liberal Arts. The film was shot on campus in 2011 by actor/director/writer Josh Radnor '96.

“I just can't fathom this fame thing.”
Ransom Riggs '01, author of the best-selling young-adult novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune. DeliciousFacebook FacebookStumbleUpon StumbleUponDigg Diggreddit reddit