"I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Shannon Lucid on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Shannon Lucid on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Shannon Lucid on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Shannon Lucid on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Shannon Lucid on T. S. Eliot
"When I got my PhD, it was a time when there were just no jobs for PhDs. Period. PhDs were getting the lowest paid technician jobs, if they were lucky, in any kind of science."