Wit & Wisdom



"Are you serious?"
First-year student on her first day on campus"after her parents advised her they would be staying through dinner.

"Attitudes in the Middle East are so negative that you get one percent favorable "and they didn't understand the question."
Princeton University Professor of International Affairs Robert Keohane, at a Goldfarb lecture about anti-Americanism.

"This is my COOT trip."
Rob Weisbrot (history), touring offices in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center for the first time while waiting for a meeting with a foundation representative. "People tell me I should explore Maine," he said.

"Does this mean I have to call you Dr. Boo?"
A friend of Jerry "Boo" Mitchell when he learned that Mitchell would receive an honorary doctorate in conjunction with the 2006 Lovejoy Award.

"I'm so stupid. I heard I was podcasting, so I got dressed up."
Earl Smith (college historian), following his interview with Emily Judem '06, producer of the Inside Colby podcast.

"You don't need a lot of people to make things happen. You just need a few people who think big."
Hugh Gourley, emeritus director of the Colby College Museum of Art, quoted in the fall 2006 Haverford Alumni Magazine in a story about great college museums.

"Many, many e-mails. I had lots of friends."
Jui Shrestha '07, on the effect of getting a top-five room draw number.

"Colby Wait List"Exit Here."
Sign posted at I-295 Exit 28 (Brunswick) on August 29, the day that first-year students traveled to Mayflower Hill.
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