Thesis Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Thesis Quotes from Edith Widder, Francis Ford Coppola, Jenny Zhang, Dick Morris, Bob McDonnell. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

For my Ph.D. thesis, I was measuring the electrical act

For my Ph.D. thesis, I was measuring the electrical activity that triggers light emission from a bioluminescent dinoflagellate. As I was nearing the completion of my degree, my major professor wrote a grant for an instrument for measuring the color of very dim light flashes from bioluminescent animals.
Edith Widder
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That’s what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was ‘You’re a Big Boy Now.’
Francis Ford Coppola
Sometimes I worry that people who read my fiction think that I am making some kind of thesis statement.
Jenny Zhang
Now a great debate has been born. The thesis is Democratic Socialism. The antithesis is free-market capitalism. The Obama Democrats have posed the challenge. It is now up to the Republicans to pick it up and fight along these lines.
Dick Morris
I wrote my thesis on welfare policy.
Bob McDonnell
I had done some work on index funds in my senior thesis at Princeton in 1951.
John C. Bogle
In 1861, Bachofen published his radical thesis that the Amazons were not a myth but a fact. In his view, humanity started out under the rule of womankind and only switched to patriarchy at the dawn of civilization.
Amanda Foreman
In graduate school, I decide to write my doctoral thesis on how Italian architecture influenced English playwrights of the seventeenth century. I wonder why certain playwrights decided to set their tragedies, written in English, in Italian palaces.
Jhumpa Lahiri
We actually say in ‘Nightbreed,’ ‘God is an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters go.’ There’s a lovely sense in which there’s a simple thesis being played out here. These are things you understand as a child out on the play yard.
Clive Barker
In 1952, I was appointed Professor at the University of Bonn and Director of the Physics Institute, with very good students waiting for a thesis advisor.
Wolfgang Paul
My big thesis is that although the world looks messy and chaotic, if you translate it into the world of numbers and shapes, patterns emerge and you start to understand why things are the way they are.
Marcus du Sautoy
The huge, turgid work of history, sinking under the weight of its own ‘politically correct’ thesis and its foot- and source notes, is not the British way of writing history, and never has been.
Michael Korda
Companies with significant revenue (more than $100 million) have, by definition, significant traction. They have proven out their thesis and can scale up or down as investment capital becomes available.
Jay Samit
Wellesley’s president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis of every Wellesley alumna is available in the college archives for anyone to read – except for those written by either a ‘president or first lady of the United States.’
Bill Dedman
In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
Andrei Sakharov
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
Taken as a whole, the work of Marx, at the same times it shows the thesis of the growing pauperization of the non-propertied classes, relativizes it when contemplating the possibility that the class struggles result in distributive effects.
Fernando Haddad
Yea, I wrote my college thesis on why college athletes should get paid. I think there’s a way to do it based on the amount of revenue they generate.
C. J. McCollum
I would like to put forward a simple thesis that should no longer be at all controversial: it is now objectively the case that our national interests are increasingly affected not just by what happens between states, but also by how people are treated within states.
Samantha Power
My Ph.D. thesis problem was to determine if the DNA content of rat tissues increased if there was B12 in the diet. This problem was suggested by my adviser based on the observation that thymine could replace vitamin B12 in a lactobacillus.
Irwin Rose
Critics of American colleges typically attribute the failings of undergraduate education to a tendency on the part of professors to neglect their teaching to concentrate on research. In fact, the evidence does not support this thesis, except perhaps in major research universities.
Derek Bok
Part of my life’s thesis is that we live in a culture that has bought into the patently silly idea that there is a divide between the secular world and the faith world.
Eric Metaxas
The critics mostly review the budgets when they go to see a big-budget movie. They are out to get a big-budget movie. On the other hand, if they review a picture that is done as a graduate thesis by some college film student for $25,000, it is almost sure to be admired and respected.
Yvette Mimieux
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
Manfred Eigen
At AFI, you make three cycle films your first year, and then you make a thesis film your second year, and I watched Darren Aronofsky’s cycle films and was blown away – there was a young Lucy Liu, who was just part of that generation. And I just wanted to be part of that tradition.
Zal Batmanglij
Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
Richard Ernst
My thesis was on kinetics studies with the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase. When that was finished, I was granted a British Council Fellowship to work under the supervision of Malcolm Dixon.
Cesar Milstein
I didn’t get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they’d given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake.
Jim Jarmusch
Well the basic thesis is that there’s a god in heaven who is all powerful who wants to help people. And that – he will answer prayer, and does miraculous things in people’s lives. And so I’ve documented some of these wonderful things.
Pat Robertson
My thesis at school was on Wordsworth.
Alice Eve
I don’t have a gender thesis. I am truly optimizing for the right person for the task, whether that means running a company or working on my team.
Kirsten Green
My Ph.D. thesis, with Sam Treiman as adviser, was on the application of renormalization theory to the effects of strong interactions in weak interaction processes.
Steven Weinberg
I ended up doing four or five plays in college and being an English major with my thesis in language acquisition, which I was planning to study in graduate school.
Carrie Coon
I did my thesis on clowns. It’s a powerful thing when you’ve got this little red nose on. It’s a mask, the smallest in the world, but it unveils you. You stand up there and do these exercises that free you, let you play, and see what comes out. What comes out is the truth.
Becky Lynch
I had this thesis that we had entered the experience economy. People were getting married later and starting to value experiences like travel over owning things.
Jennifer Hyman
I’ve been studying mutual funds since 1949, when I began researching my senior thesis at Princeton University.
John C. Bogle
My senior thesis was a documentary. By the time I graduated from college, I thought I was going to make films, and my interest in acting was there but kind of confused.
Gaby Hoffmann
Those three years ended with June 1933. At that time I left Princeton, having submitted my Ph.D. thesis.
Stephen Cole Kleene
I have strengths, and I have weaknesses. I don’t pretend to be able to write a great thesis or doctorate – I have no pretensions in that direction.
Bob Ainsworth
The best movies have one sentence that they’re exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.
Helen Hunt
Abbas is on his way to becoming a professor of terrorism. After denying the Holocaust in his doctoral thesis, he now claims that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.
Danny Danon
I’m pretty sure Magic Mike’ is the best funded gender studies thesis ever so I’m going to have to see that.
Leigh Bardugo
The fact that Newark is having poetry festivals and peace conferences – all of these things are building an undeniable thesis that our city is making incredible strides forward.
Cory Booker
I studied literature and Italian at Yale. I wrote my thesis about Italo Svevo, one of my heroes.
Nathaniel Rich
My thesis topic was ‘The value of a human life.’ I asked people a question: ‘Suppose you had some risk, a one in a thousand risk of dying – how much would you pay to eliminate it?’
Richard Thaler
I’ve always felt so grateful that I dropped out of school, that I never had to do a thesis. I wouldn’t know how to organise and structure myself to film so that B follows A and C follows B.
Michael Moore
The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clinton’s presidency it was locked away.
Bill Dedman
My thesis is that government is not, in fact, broken. It’s just listening to the wrong people, and it’s listening to all of this quiet influence. So it’s a very robust operation that operates kind of under the surface.
Sheldon Whitehouse
Our basic thesis for bitcoin is that it is better than gold.
Tyler Winklevoss
After my undergraduate, I’ve written a thesis that was in the government department, but largely, it turned out almost an economic type of thesis. And I was very interested in that, and I wanted to go get a Ph.D. in Economics.
David Einhorn
In my thesis, I made an intellectual exercise out of creating a pair of buildings that were a repeat but slightly different – dissonant things make me uncomfortable.
Elizabeth Diller
We’ve always operated on the thesis that a company can have a personality, that people can be themselves, and be very successful in business at the same time.
Herb Kelleher
Growing up, I had always been an avid bookworm and a straight-A student. I approached my cancer the same way I approached writing my senior thesis in college: I buried my head in research journals, interviewed experts and scoured the Internet for information.
Suleika Jaouad
I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under the direction of Samuel K. Allison.
James Cronin
What I loved about wrestling was just being foolish, so I studied clown. I studied clown. I studied the art of clown. I actually did my thesis on clown.
Becky Lynch
I’d gone to Oxford to do graduate studies in the history of the slave trade, but I came across Georgiana’s letters, gave up that thesis, and wrote one on her instead. When I learned that Georgiana’s great-nephews supported opposite sides in the American Civil War, I knew this would be the perfect sequel.
Amanda Foreman
The ‘Hellraiser’ situation was pretty darn wonderful and very unusual. Nor did I understand how radically unusual the thesis of ‘Nightbreed’ was.
Clive Barker
My central thesis is that combining increased temporal and spatial resolution in MRI techniques with increasingly powerful data correlation techniques will allow the derivation of interpreted meanings from neural signals. I observed, further, that the techniques that exist already allow some correlations.
Mary Lou Jepsen
All of my education at Harvard, then Oxford, then Paris was in literature – even my thesis was on Shakespeare.
Jonathan Kozol
I think it’s outrageous if a historian has a ‘leading thought’ because it means they will select their material according to their thesis.
Antony Beevor
I wanted to be a scientist. I did a thesis on lions. But I realised photography can show things writing can’t. Lions were my professor of photography.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
My father was among the first of his generation to look into writers who’ve become part of the American lit. canon. When he wrote his master’s thesis on William Faulkner in the Forties, he couldn’t find anybody on the faculty at Columbia University to oversee it because they didn’t read Faulkner.
Antonya Nelson
If you accept my thesis that the universe and this earth are the most outrageous miracles by an infinite margin, then you will understand that simply for us to exist requires a miracle.
Eric Metaxas
I was initially very interested in public policy, but then after my masters at Harvard, I felt that it was important to get a better handle on the economics of it as well. I did my Ph.D. in macroeconomics, and my thesis – ‘Why Is It That Some Countries Save And Others Not?’ – was on savings.
Dambisa Moyo
My thesis project was to identify quasars, which are very distant, very energetic objects and still quite mysterious.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
I began my thesis research at Harvard by working with a team in the laboratory of William N. Lipscomb, a Nobel chemistry Laureate, in 1976, on the structure of carboxypeptidase A. I did postdoctoral studies with David Blow at the MRC lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge studying chymotrypsin.
Thomas A. Steitz
I don’t think women are that vastly different from men. I’m a bit of a woman myself. But I’m not a feminist filmmaker. I’m not making a feminist thesis to prove that women are important. I just happen to make films with strong characters that are women.
Pawel Pawlikowski
I published a thesis about animal rights when I was studying in England in 1991. Back then, I was a human rights lawyer and people condemned me for talking about animal rights when human rights are still not guaranteed. However, human rights are guaranteed in a society where animal rights are secured.
Park Won-soon
I didn’t want to go into the papal bureaucracy, so I thought of doing a postdoctoral thesis, which they call a ‘Habilitation’ in German universities, on alchemy in the work of Albert the Great.
Ivan Illich
I had written my master’s thesis on Ezra Pound on ‘The Cantos.’ And don’t ask me about it. I don’t remember anything about it.
Sally Mann
I wrote my graduate thesis at New York University on hard-boiled fiction from the 1930s and 1940s, so, for about two years, I read nothing but Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Cain and Chester Himes. I developed such a love for this kind of writing.
Megan Abbott
The first time I set out to find George F. Kennan, in 1982, I had just turned 21, begun my final semester at Princeton University and noticed with astonishment that the senior thesis deadline had crept to within four months.
Barton Gellman
I first studied the effect of plants on humans for my Yale thesis… and it was a 185-page thesis, and luckily I got honors on it.
Steven Gundry
In 1903, I finished my doctor’s thesis and obtained the degree. At the end of the same year, the Nobel prize was awarded jointly to Becquerel, my husband and me for the discovery of radioactivity and new radioactive elements.
Marie Curie
My college senior thesis was going to be on the American private investigator.
Greg Rucka