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Diploma Quotes

We’ve collected the best Diploma Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Donovan Bailey, Alessandra Mussolini, Eartha Kitt, Patrick deWitt, Lil Peep. Use them as an inspiration.

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I’m doing my job.
Even if I make a fortune in films, I want to have a diploma so I don’t finish life as a little clerk.
Alessandra Mussolini
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
By the time I left the bar, I was 30. I was a dishwasher. They call it a bar-back, but essentially, I washed dishes for a living. I had no high-school diploma, I had no agent, and my literary successes were non-existent… but it was the only thing I ever wanted to do, so I did feel trapped.
I didn’t even walk for graduation – I did graduate, though. I got this homeschool deal. I didn’t have to go to school because I was depressed, and my mom wrote all these essays for me. I didn’t write one of them. She literally got me my diploma.
That’s the best gift you can give to your parents – a diploma.
I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.
My diploma was in film and videography and I then went to a film academy in New York, where I trained in acting as well.
Who’s going to ask a painter to see a diploma? They’d say, ‘Can I see your paintings?’, wouldn’t they?
They let me do my diploma from home, but I always knew I was destined to do something creative, so I didn’t care.
A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can’t even spell. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I’m smart, but you can’t prove it on paper.
I started finishingNostalgicwhile trying to graduate at the same time. I graduated from high school, got my diploma, and my life just started when I completed ‘Nostalgic 64.’
One thing that is clear to me: as a society, we put way too much emphasis on a slip of paper – that college diploma.
A diploma only proves that you know how to look up answers.
Solomon Short
We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility.
A BMW can’t take you as far as a diploma.
Reed College required a thesis for a Bachelor‘s degree. Normally a Bachelor’s is sort of like being stamped ‘Prime US Beef.’ They just walk you through, hand out the diplomas and you fill in your name later on.
David Eddings
When I earned my diploma from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2000, it never occurred to me before my senior year to worry too seriously about my post-graduation prospects. Indeed, most of my professors, advisors, and mentors reinforced this complacency.
Childhood and adolescence are nothing but milestones: You grow taller, advance to new grades, and get your period, your driver‘s license, and your diploma. Then, in your 20s and 30s, you romance potential partners, find jobs, and learn to support yourself.
Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don’t know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics.
Once you succeed at what you’re doing, your parents see that what you were doing wasn’t so bad after all, though they’d prefer to see you in a secure lifestyle where you have a contract for years and years, or you have a diploma or degree.
I just want to show the world it’s never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you’re old to get it.
All students should have the opportunity to receive their high school diplomas and be fully prepared for college or the workplace.
It may be tripe, but it’s my tripe – and I do urge other authors to resist encroachments on their brain-children and trust their own judgment rather than that of some zealous meddler with a diploma in creative punctuation who is just dying to get into the act.
George MacDonald Fraser
Those diplomas on my wall would not be there without the GI Bill that educated my father, without the public library, without the RIPTA bus.
Going back and getting my degree is something that I promised myself and my mom the day I called her and my dad to tell them that I was entering the draft. Not a lot of people in my family can say they got a college diploma, so I want to do that – for them and for me.
More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.
Mark Pocan
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 1916. My father, an electrical engineer, had come to the United States in 1903 after earning his engineering diploma at the Technische Hochschule of Darmstadt, Germany.
I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.
L. Frank Baum
I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture.
Max Walker
When I walked into the kitchen for the first time, I knew I was going to do that for ever. I was studying my diploma in hospitality, and I just fell in love with it. It was like being a magician.
An arts degree is like a diploma in origami. And about as much use.
Staple a green card to their diploma – welcome to the United States of America! We want those people in our country.
I received my high school baccalaureate diploma in Latin and Science in 1928, then my two baccalaureate diplomas in Mathematics and Philosophy in 1929.
Maurice Allais
As a high school dropout, I understand the value of education: A second chance at obtaining my high school diploma through the G.I. Bill led me to attend college and law school and allowed me the opportunity to serve in Congress.
I think people understand that if you’re going to have a successful economy, you need people’s potential to be realized. That means education. It means university education, sure, but it also means training, apprenticeships and various kinds of skills diplomas that we know are necessary.
When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania I had a baby in one arm, a diploma in the other and I didn’t know where I was going in life.
I did my BMS from Bhavan’s College in Mumbai and a post-graduate diploma in journalism and mass communication.
I am a Kathak dancer, and have got an advanced diploma in it.
I’d done a sports diploma at college and three years studying carpentry, it made me appreciate things. But I honestly think it helped not going down the academy route. I had to work harder for everything.
In football, anything can happen. You can have an injury, and then you won‘t play at the highest level anymore. If you don’t have a diploma, what then?
When you have a brilliant idea, nobody is going to ask to see your diploma.
Alan Gerry
Surrealism is my stamp. I have a post graduate diploma in theatre and I was introduced to this concept and it stuck by me because it speaks of the hypocritical nature of the reality. We are something more inside and I want to portray the pluralities in thought.