Oxford Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 100 famous quotes and sayings about oxford to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 100 Quotes About Oxford

#1. When I first came to Oxford, I struggled to feel comfortable in an Anglican, public school-dominated institution. - Author: Niall Ferguson
Quotes About Oxford #396339
#2. (Oxford: Clarendon - Author: Friedrich A. Hayek
Quotes About Oxford #459905
#3. I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable. - Author: Max Beerbohm
Quotes About Oxford #459059
#4. When I left Oxford, I knew I wanted to act, but I was unsure how to go about it. - Author: Eve Best
Quotes About Oxford #452162
#5. So it was agreed: we would while we were here seek the whole of the Oxford thing, together when we could, apart when we must. And I did, most faithfully, recount all to her, and in the end what was to prove the deepest part of our Oxford days we shared completely. One - Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Quotes About Oxford #435150
#6. The trouble is that people hate coaches, and for good reason. Coach travel is a dismal and humiliating experience. When I take the bus, as I sometimes must, from Oxford to Cambridge, I arrive feeling almost suicidal. - Author: George Monbiot
Quotes About Oxford #431661
#7. Well that's what Andy wore to bed. You know, the oxford button-down Brooks Brothers shirt that he's been wearing all day and his big long socks. He'd just take off his jeans and his boots and go to bed. Then he'd change into a fresh ensemble after he had breakfast the next morning. - Author: Bob Colacello
Quotes About Oxford #426135
#8. So poetry, which is in Oxford made An art, in London only is a trade. - Author: John Dryden
Quotes About Oxford #424772
#9. Sir Robert de Vere, younger brother of John de Vere, the Lancastrian Earl of Oxford, is the most interesting of these men hand-picked by Jasper. - Author: Terry Breverton
Quotes About Oxford #414963
#10. Would physics at Geneva be as good as physics at Harvard? I think not. Rome? I think not. In Britain, I don't think there is one place, neither Cambridge nor Oxford, which can compare with Harvard. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
Quotes About Oxford #414497
#11. I only write when the spirit moves me ... and the spirit moves me every day. William Faulkner, Oxford, Mississippi - Author: William Faulkner
Quotes About Oxford #412223
#12. My education started with Latin taught at home by a governess, I can't imagine why, and for some reason I attended the Infants Department of the Oxford High School for Girls before moving to the Dragon School at the dangerous age of 8 or so. - Author: Tim Hunt
Quotes About Oxford #400407
#13. For nine years, till the spring of 1881, we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks, in what was then the newest quarter of the University town. - Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Quotes About Oxford #396346
#14. See that the mind is honest, first; the rest may follow or not as God wills. [That] the fundamental treason to the mind ... is the one fundamental treason which the scholar's mind must not allow is the bond uniting all the Oxford people in the last resort. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Quotes About Oxford #479454
#15. [To Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, on his return from self-imposed exile, occasioned by the embarrassing flatulence he had experienced in the presence of the Queen:] My Lord, I had forgot the fart. - Author: Elizabeth I
Quotes About Oxford #381905
#16. For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own. - Author: Paul Engle
Quotes About Oxford #378650
#17. Having gone to a public school, I thought I knew about posh people. But I didn't know anything until I went to Oxford. - Author: Rory Kinnear
Quotes About Oxford #373862
#18. The sun was already long past the spire when Garrick purchased a mug of coffee from his regular man on the tip of Oxford Street. But his palate had been educated by 21st century coffee, and he judged this mug as bilge water not fit for the Irish. - Author: Eoin Colfer
Quotes About Oxford #367098
#19. Oxford was in love with the idea of Christian perfection. - Author: Philip Zaleski
Quotes About Oxford #361114
#20. It's appalling to remember that the entire Oxford University Library was sold for scrap in the mid-1500s. Nor was that situation unique to Oxford, as libraries were deconstructed throughout the land. - Author: Owen Gingerich
Quotes About Oxford #349634
#21. I was born on 7 September 1917 at Sydney in Australia. My father was English-born and a graduate of Oxford; my mother, born Hilda Eipper, was descended from a German minister of religion who settled in New South Wales in 1832. I was the second of four children. - Author: John Cornforth
Quotes About Oxford #344910
#22. In 1960, I went to St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and received the B.A. degree in Chemistry in 1964. - Author: John E. Walker
Quotes About Oxford #340417
#23. Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing. - Author: Rowan Atkinson
Quotes About Oxford #336420
#24. We read poems from the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Verse. Neil insisted on spilling wine over my carpet. - Author: Michael Palin
Quotes About Oxford #333836
#25. You have no idea how many men are spoiled by what is called education. For the most part, colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed. If Shakespeare had graduated at Oxford, he might have been a quibbling attorney, or a hypocritical parson. - Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Quotes About Oxford #332629
#26. Oxford; where you read with your lover, drink with your tutor and sleep with your books - Author: Unknown
Quotes About Oxford #564142
#27. If you Google me, you'll find plenty of "dumb blonde" references - even though I graduated with honors from Stanford and studied at Oxford University. I don't let it bother me. - Author: Gretchen Carlson
Quotes About Oxford #630270
#28. Oxford is very pretty, but I don't like to be dead. - Author: T. S. Eliot
Quotes About Oxford #629740
#29. I came from a working-class family, but I was supported by a grant system and had my fees paid, so I came out of Oxford with a debt of something like £200. - Author: Val McDermid
Quotes About Oxford #629211
#30. After a year of post-graduate research, I won an 1851 Exhibition scholarship to work at Oxford with Robert Robinson. Two such scholarships were awarded each year, and the other was won by Rita Harradence, also of Sydney and also an organic chemist. - Author: John Cornforth
Quotes About Oxford #625165
#31. I have six or seven 'what to name the baby' books, the Oxford dictionary of names, and a fabulous tome that's 26 languages in simultaneous translation - French, German, all the European majors, plus Esperanto, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and so on. - Author: Melanie Rawn
Quotes About Oxford #616612
#32. I went to study at Oxford University in the 1980s on an imperial scholarship instituted by Cecil Rhodes. - Author: Richard Flanagan
Quotes About Oxford #614494
#33. Oh, Jesus was taking the wheel! - Author: Kelly Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #589950
#34. What distinguishes Cambridge from Oxford, broadly speaking, is that nobody who has been to Cambridge feels impelled to write about it. - Author: A.A. Milne
Quotes About Oxford #581566
#35. I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction! - Author: Philip Pullman
Quotes About Oxford #579009
#36. God, these bloody English! Bursting with money and indigestion. Because he comes from Oxford. You - Author: James Joyce
Quotes About Oxford #572682
#37. Don't you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. - Author: David Bowie
Quotes About Oxford #570268
#38. The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad. - Author: Kenneth Grahame
Quotes About Oxford #569109
#39. I had a dream I was walking down the street and didn't have to hold anyone's hand - Author: Kelly Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #322277
#40. Time is the only thing you can't buy. - Author: Nicole Lapin
Quotes About Oxford #563040
#41. But Venice, like Oxford, had kept the background for romance, and, to the true romantic, background was everything, or almost everything. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Quotes About Oxford #557795
#42. The death of the MG marks the end of one of the most perfect products of free enterprise, born out of the voracious will to succeed of one man and the burgeoning market for middle-class status symbols. The car first appeared as a souped-up Morris Oxford in 1923 when it won the Land's End Rally. - Author: Nick Davies
Quotes About Oxford #556730
#43. I once did a three-hour interview with Radio Oxford only to be told the microphone hadn't picked me up. - Author: Noam Chomsky
Quotes About Oxford #554103
#44. We've been sold a concept of joy through advertising. It was somehow sold to us through a Gucci bag or something. - Author: Kanye West
Quotes About Oxford #553481
#45. To the University of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College: they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. - Author: Edward Gibbon
Quotes About Oxford #539175
#46. A fellowship to Oxford acquainted me with the depths of English cooking. By the twenty-first century, London's best restaurants are as good as Paris's, but not in the 1950s. - Author: Donald Hall
Quotes About Oxford #505884
#47. The peculiar air of Oxford-the air of liberty to care for the things of the mind assured and secured by machinery which is in itself a satisfaction to sense. - Author: Henry James
Quotes About Oxford #494336
#48. My pre-med studies in anatomy and physiology at Oxford had not prepared me in the least for real medicine. - Author: Oliver Sacks
Quotes About Oxford #494031
#49. There are no sick people in North Oxford. They are either dead or alive.It's sometimes difficult to tell the difference , that's all. - Author: Barbara Pym
Quotes About Oxford #494021
#50. Being in Oxford can be a bit like being on holiday - there's plenty of time spent in the pub. - Author: Kevin Whately
Quotes About Oxford #484872
#51. In which year did a Harvard sculler last outrow an Oxford man at Henley?" Langdon had no idea, but he could imagine only one reason the question had been asked. "Surely such a travesty has never occurred. - Author: Dan Brown
Quotes About Oxford #83581
#52. The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford. - Author: John Aubrey
Quotes About Oxford #191865
#53. I won a Marshall scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford, and what I most wanted to do was strengthen public intellectual culture - I'd write books and essays to help us figure out who we wanted to be. - Author: Reid Hoffman
Quotes About Oxford #172315
#54. I wrote fiction during my entire childhood, from age 4 to 18, and started writing plays when I went to Yale and Oxford. - Author: Taiye Selasi
Quotes About Oxford #169314
#55. Beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them as luxury. - Author: Kanye West
Quotes About Oxford #168236
#56. I did a law degree but was miserable the whole time. I was supposed to join a law firm in London but instead went to Oxford to do a master's in philosophy. - Author: Adrian McKinty
Quotes About Oxford #158333
#57. I find a lot of people struggling in their lives because they feel like it was expected they do a certain thing or act a certain way and not follow what their gut is telling them to do. - Author: Kelly Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #136087
#58. Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry. - Author: Peter Agre
Quotes About Oxford #133383
#59. We share half our genes with the banana. - Author: Robert May, Baron May Of Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #109958
#60. I envy you going to Oxford: it is the most flower-like time of one's life. One sees the shadow of things in silver mirrors. Later on, one sees the Gorgon's head, and one suffers, because it does not turn one to stone. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Quotes About Oxford #108018
#61. I didn't know a thing about Oxford and had never been to Britain. My father suggested it because in 1939 he had been about to take up a place at Wadham College, but the war broke out, and he joined the Army instead. - Author: Tariq Ali
Quotes About Oxford #103606
#62. We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs. - Author: Kanye West
Quotes About Oxford #102921
#63. The real Oxford is a close corporation of jolly, untidy, lazy, good-for-nothing humorous old men, who have been electing their own successors ever since the world began and who intend to go on with it. They'll squeeze under the Revolution or leap over it when the time comes, don't you worry. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Quotes About Oxford #87227
#64. Governance has been at the heart of the work of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations and is a clear focus in its report, 'Now for the Long Term.' - Author: Mo Ibrahim
Quotes About Oxford #199156
#65. He has a calsium deposit on the medulla oblongota of his brain, but he is a brilliant man. This man has a BA, an MA from Havard, and a PhD from Oxford. He's a brilliant man I tell you, Mean Gene. - Author: Lou Albano
Quotes About Oxford #81439
#66. My host at Richmond, yesterday morning, could not sufficiently express his surprise that I intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford, and still farther. He however was so kind as to send his son, a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor. - Author: Karl Philipp Moritz
Quotes About Oxford #80708
#67. I live in a post-Christian world in Oxford; it is quite rare to meet somebody who is religious in academic life now, and there is absolutely no tendency for rioting and mayhem, and it is extremely civilised. - Author: Richard Dawkins
Quotes About Oxford #66271
#68. It is typical of Oxford, I said, to start the new year in autumn. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
Quotes About Oxford #64531
#69. One Oxford poet confessed to me that I had been scary because I talked American and wore tennis shoes. - Author: Donald Hall
Quotes About Oxford #58017
#70. A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer. - Author: Jeffrey Bernard
Quotes About Oxford #49849
#71. I don't think I'm going to become Brad Pitt overnight, but I presume if walk down Oxford Street, there is a chance someone might clock me. - Author: Taron Egerton
Quotes About Oxford #49302
#72. Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life. Oxford: - Author: Gary L. Wenk
Quotes About Oxford #47366
#73. When I play discos in Belfast or freshers' week in Oxford, there are 1,800 kids dressed as me. It's odd, it's funny, and it pays really well. - Author: David Hasselhoff
Quotes About Oxford #34299
#74. Do or don't, there is no don. Don is an honor not bestowed on any procrastinator, not even a professor at Oxford. - Author: Jarod Kintz
Quotes About Oxford #20720
#75. A graduate of Oxford University with a degree in - Author: Philip Pullman
Quotes About Oxford #14263
#76. The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men. - Author: John Aubrey
Quotes About Oxford #258577
#77. As a brand new graduate student starting in October 1956, my supervisor Michail Fischberg, a lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Oxford, suggested that I should try to make somatic cell nuclear transplantation work in the South African frog Xenopus laevis. - Author: John Gurdon
Quotes About Oxford #321782
#78. Sure enough at Oxford, I was another Yank half a step behind. - Author: William J. Clinton
Quotes About Oxford #316750
#79. My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor. - Author: Antonia Fraser
Quotes About Oxford #314671
#80. I sometimes think if I had gone to Oxford or Cambridge and looked like a handsome young guy who could be in an Evelyn Waugh novel or something, I'd be a massive movie star. But there's a longevity to what I do. It's more reliable. Someone isn't deciding that I'm the next big thing. - Author: Eddie Marsan
Quotes About Oxford #312648
#81. I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university. - Author: Alan Bennett
Quotes About Oxford #308858
#82. But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term. - Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Quotes About Oxford #292824
#83. Mrs Kerslake:" but if there is no chance of being offered a place at Oxford, surely-?"
Simon Kerslake: "Thats not what i said Mother, I shall be an undergraduate at Oxford by the first day of term - Author: Mark Twain
Quotes About Oxford #287275
#84. Locavore" may have been the 2007 New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year, but there's already been a word for those whose diets are restricted to seasonal items grown in their immediate area: That word is "peasant. - Author: Brett Martin
Quotes About Oxford #284463
#85. In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work. - Author: James Meade
Quotes About Oxford #281439
#86. Sorry, I thought I was just thinking that. - Author: Kelly Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #278873
#87. My first paid job was delivering newspapers. The first paid acting job I got was dressing up as Edam cheese and handing out leaflets on London's Oxford Street. I got pushed over by these little herberts and given a good shoe-in. - Author: Jason Flemyng
Quotes About Oxford #273507
#88. None but the most blindly credulous will imaging the characters and events in this story to be anything but fictitious. It is true that the ancient and noble city of Oxford is, of all the towns of England, the likeliest progenitor of unlikely events and persons. But there are limits. - Author: Edmund Crispin
Quotes About Oxford #269953
#89. What I like about Oxford is how small it is; it's really more of a big town than a city. - Author: Samantha Shannon
Quotes About Oxford #4800
#90. The two great turning-points of my life were when my father sent to Oxford, and when society sent me to prison. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Quotes About Oxford #250908
#91. The New Oxford Dictionary has declared Sarah Palin's word 'refudiate' to be the 2010 Word of the Year. Palin was honored and said she would do her best to 'dismangle' the English language. - Author: Conan O'Brien
Quotes About Oxford #240188
#92. Are you going to eat me in my sleep?"
"Friends are like potatoes. If you eat them, they die."
"Is that a no?"
"Are you a potato? - Author: Rain Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #237036
#93. Oxford is wonderful. I'm having a great time. We do go out, but I still try to spend most of my time studying in the library. - Author: Chelsea Clinton
Quotes About Oxford #230705
#94. In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life. - Author: Imran Khan
Quotes About Oxford #226953
#95. An end to timidity - the replacement of the philologically tentative by the lexicographically decisive. - on the making of the Oxford English Dictionary - Author: Simon Winchester
Quotes About Oxford #222338
#96. I had weaseled my way into their hearts like I knew I would. - Author: Kelly Oxford
Quotes About Oxford #221927
#97. Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another. - Author: E. M. Forster
Quotes About Oxford #216796
#98. Since my education, I've done quite untraditional things. There are very few Etonians who went to Rada. And far fewer Etonians - certainly when I was there - went to Cambridge. I don't know whether it's the same now. Most people I knew went to Oxford, because it seemed more of an easy bridge. - Author: Tom Hiddleston
Quotes About Oxford #203349
#99. The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring. - Author: Robertson Davies
Quotes About Oxford #201166
#100. I met my wife in Oxford, fell in love with her, and followed her to New York. I was an illegal there for the first few years, until we got married, so I ended up doing lots of interesting jobs, some for a few days, some for a few months. - Author: Adrian McKinty
Quotes About Oxford #199602

Famous Authors

Popular Topics