Top 35 Northwestern Quotes

We have collected the best Northwestern Quotes by famous authors including Meghan Markle, Billy Eichner, ContraPoints, John Cameron Mitchell, Henry Winkler and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern Univ
I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliche – a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress.

Meghan Markle
I did start out as an actor. I went to Northwestern; I did musicals. I did plays.

Billy Eichner
I dropped out of my Ph.D. philosophy program at Northwestern in the summer of 2015, in my mid-20s. I kind of had the idea of writing fiction, and so I was working on that for a year but without ever having very much success at it.

I went to theater school at Northwestern, and I was quite conservative. Reagan at the time seemed quite revolutionary, or at least a rock star: He was radical and kind of punk rock.

John Cameron Mitchell
I taught four classes in my life. They were a master class at Northwestern and three classes at Emerson when I was making ‘Here Comes the Boom’ in Boston.

Henry Winkler
I went to Northwestern. I bleed purple and white.

Katrina Adams
Northwestern was never known as a sports school. I was proud to add a national title to the school.

Katrina Adams
We’ve set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity. The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up.

Bruce Babbitt
In college, I was a cartoonist at ‘The Daily Northwestern.’ So I draw myself. I was an animator. But basically, I went to Northwestern to major in English, wound up in college for two years. Studied animation there. Came to Disney. My first week at Disney was the week that ‘Star Wars’ came out.

John Musker
I was a 52-year-old coach. But people don’t realize I had 25 years as a head coach. Most coaches my age only had a few years as head coach. I had six years at Miami of Ohio, eight years at Northwestern, 11 at Notre Dame.

Ara Parseghian
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University.

James Cronin
By the time I got to Northwestern University in 1930, I was a football bum more interested in being an All-Star player and signing on with a pro team than going after a newspaper job.

Irv Kupcinet
I was supposed to go to Northwestern and become a dental hygienist, get married, have babies. My father was very against me being in show business. Usually in Chinese culture, education is the most highly valued.

Lauren Tom
I learned more about who I am and how to be a great worker – and a great artistic worker – from doing student theater. I was a stage manager. I was an assistant stage manager. I was on the running crew. I did probably 25 shows at Northwestern – all musicals, of course.

Julie Plec
I was a theater major at Northwestern University and won a role in a play called ‘Mr. Marmalade’ after I graduated.

Mamie Gummer
I’m a third-generation American, so I like that American-looking, Northwestern style with a flannel or jean shirt.

Cody Horn
I went to Northwestern because I had gone to a really nontraditional high school. I was like, ‘It’d be cool to have a traditional college experience.’ Then I was like, ‘Oh, but none of these people understand what’s cool about me. My specialness is not appreciated in this place.’

Zooey Deschanel
When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go back, but I had no choice but to stay here after the civil war, so I enrolled at Northwestern in a master’s program and studied American literature.

Aleksandar Hemon
Everybody owned stock in the Capone mob; in a way, he was a public benefactor. I remember one time when he arrived at his box seat in Dyche Stadium for a Northwestern football game on Boy Scout Day, and 8,000 scouts got up in the stands and screamed in cadence, ‘Yea, yea, Big Al. Yea, yea, Big Al.’

Saul Alinsky
I did study religion at Northwestern, and it was a very interesting time for me because I think it was the beginning of my personal journey in this understanding of the purpose that religion serves in our culture and in our individual lives. It serves to ground us and be our moral compass.

Adrienne C. Moore
The Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine, is in northwestern India near the Pakistani border, and it is a delightful place to contemplate the draw of faith.

Nicholas Kristof
I never had any film training. I went to Northwestern. I studied education and theater. So it was all theater training.

Zach Gilford
I actually went to study journalism at Northwestern, thinking that would be my Plan B for a career. But then I realized, if I’m going to struggle and make no money, I might as well do what I really want to do.

Claire Coffee
I coached at Northwestern for eight years, where the admission requirements were high.

Ara Parseghian
I left Northwestern University after a year and was in New York playing piano in a little bar on 58th Street, and I didn’t know whether to go back.

Warren Beatty
I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.

Alice Dreger
I grew up in Mount Airy, a middle-class enclave in the Northwestern area of Philadelphia.

Black Thought
Northwestern’s alumni list is truly impressive. This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that’s just me!

Stephen Colbert
Our public lands are one of our state’s greatest gifts – from the San Gabriel Mountains, to the Central Coast, and through Northwestern California’s forests and rivers.

Alex Padilla
I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington, from which I was graduated in 1931. I spent the next year at Northwestern University.

George Stigler
I was born in Evanston, about three blocks away from the Chicago border. My mother, at the time, was finishing her Ph.D. in African History at Northwestern University. Soon after my birth, my parents split, and my father moved to Wicker Park, which is on the north side of the city.

Rashid Johnson
I lived for a couple of years when I was 9 years old on beautiful Aboriginal sacred land in a town of a thousand people in northwestern Australia. It’s where the Aborigines are still very connected to their culture, the Dreamtime culture. It was really quite a special experience.

Isabel Lucas
For me, college wasn’t a breeze. I had 8 o’clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I’d troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!

Henry Fonda
It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important.

Richard Donner
I went to Northwestern in Chicago, in Evanston, and then I ended up trickling down in Chicago theater. I did a bunch of plays, but I was non-equity. For a lot of people, non-equity means you’re not yet professional. But for me, if you’re in a mainstream theater, you’re doing something real.

Denis O’Hare