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  • My wife, the actress Megan Mullally, was an English major at Northwestern University and loves fiction. Like so many things in my life, she curates things for me. For example, I have the daunting prospect of Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" waiting for me when I get through my current reading pile.

    Reading   Wife   Waiting  
    Source: www.bostonglobe.com
  • The only reason I acted in school was because of the community. I was in the chorus of every play and was never the lead other than one time, but to me it was about the community. I was an English major and my whole goal was to be an English teacher and was lucky enough to get into the playwriting group. The whole experience I had at Brown was eye opening and the most mind-bending experience.

    Teacher   Eye   School  
    Source: www.lasplash.com
  • I read good. I was an English major.

    "P.J. O'Rourke Takes On 'The Wealth of Nations'". Interview with Neal Conan, www.npr.org. January 8, 2007.
  • What? It's my job as best friend to make sure he's not a serial killer. Or an English major, not sure which one's worse.

    Shelly Crane (2011). “Significance: A Significance Novel”, p.205, Kiss Me Publications, LLC
  • I was an English major in college, took a ton of creative writing courses, and was a newspaper reporter for 10 years.

    Writing   College   Years  
  • I do tend to be an analyzer. I'm an old English major from way back, so I do have fun tearing apart texts and trying to find the hidden secrets and the subtexts in there.

    Fun   Secret   Trying  
  • I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories.

    "Going on From Lost, Actor William Mapother Heads to Another Earth". Interview with Brad Balfour, www.huffingtonpost.com. July 18, 2011.
  • I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.

    Art   College   Humanity  
  • I was an English major at the University of Minnesota, and I was very shy, which many people misinterpreted as intelligence. On the basis of that wrong impression, I became the editor of the campus literary magazine.

    Editors   People   Shy  
  • Finding a technical cofounder would have been difficult for me. I was an English major and didn't know any computer programmers.

    "The Advice For Any Woman Who Wants To Found A Startup" by Jessica Livingston, www.businessinsider.com. January 31, 2011.
  • As a former English major, I am a sitting duck for Gift Books, and in the past few years I've gotten Dickens, Thackeray, Smollet, Richardson, Emerson, Keats, Boswell and the Brontes, all of them Great, none of them ever read by me, all of them now on a shelf, looking at me and making me feel guilty.

    Book   Past   Years  
  • There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.

  • I was an English major in college, and then I went to graduate school in English at the University of North Carolina for three years.

    School   College   Years  
  • I was an English major at UCLA when I was 18, and then I left after a year to start acting. I was educating myself during that time.

    Ucla   Years   Acting  
    "James Franco Talks ‘The Broken Tower’ and Addresses His Critics". Interview with Nigel M. Smith, www.indiewire.com. April 23, 2012.
  • I was an English major in college!

  • I honor English majors. It's a dumb thing to major in. It leads nowhere. It's good to be dumb, it allows us to love something for no reason. That's the best kind of love.

    Dumb   Honor   Kind  
    Natalie Goldberg (2011). “Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life”, p.131, Open Road Media
  • In the beginning of college I wanted to be an English major, but then I became interested in international relations.

  • During his weekly address to the nation, President Obama discussed higher education and said, 'The most important skill you can sell is your knowledge.' Or as English majors working at Starbucks put it, 'No it's not.'

  • I was an English major in college, though I ended up getting my degree in "General Stduies" because my grades were too bad to qualify for an English degree.

    "Wanna Write For Latenight? Get Tips From a 'Tonight Show' Producer". Interview with Kat Rosenfield, www.mtv.com. May 04, 2015.
  • As an English major I was familiar with the stories of dozens of writers trying to get their work done among the multifarious diversions of the world and the hurdles of their own vices. A professor had said that what saved writers is that they, like politicians, had the illusion of destiny that allowed them to overcome obstacles no matter how nominal their work.

    Destiny   Trying   Dozen  
  • On behalf of the newspaper industry I wish to announce some changes we're making to serve you better. When I say 'serve you better,'' I mean 'increase our profits.' We newspapers are very big on profits these days. We're a business, just like any other business, except that we employ English majors.

    Mean   Wish   Newspapers  
  • I can be a bit of a science geek. I tend more towards reading about brain science, neuroscience. I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories. Aside from the science aspect of it, the philosophical possibilities are so interesting.

    Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
  • I was an English major in university and that got me into novels, but I read a lot of books as a kid.

    Book   Kids   Novel  
    Source: www.songfacts.com
  • I was an English major in college, I went to a creative-writing program, and all my life, I really read and thought about fiction as a craft and an art form. I feel like I know a lot about it, and can trust my instincts.

    Art   College   Instinct  
    Source: www.avclub.com
  • I did try to go to college and try to be an English major.

    "Hamish Linklater Stops Time, Fights Aliens, Discovers The Future". Interview with Gillian Mohney, www.interviewmagazine.com. July 15, 2011.
  • If you look at Iraq and Afghanistan's situations, they are quickly becoming much like our reservations. They will have puppet governments funded and controlled by a U.S. Government that siphoned off their resources. You don't have to be an English major to read the writing on the wall; I am in here as a warning to others, just like those men who are in Guantanamo are a warning to others - if you stand up to us you face these same consequences.

    Wall   Writing   Men  
    Source: montanapioneer.com
  • I like to say I had a very varied undergraduate education. I was an English major first, and then at the end of my college career I decided I was interested in urban planning. I became an urban studies major, with a minor in poetry. I don't think I knew what I was looking for in my early twenties, but I know I kept not finding it.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • Not Shakespeare. In college I took a Shakespeare class because I was an English major, and they had a Summer program called Shakespeare at Winedale, which is out in the German Hill country in Texas , where you go out and live for two months and then you perform three plays at the end of that time.

  • I have no scientific training at all. I was an English major in school. Everything I learned about science I've learned as a journalist would, finding out what I needed to know.

    "Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Dilemma". Interview with Anne E. McBride, leitesculinaria.com. March 20, 2007.
  • My roommate in college in Austin, Texas, was Wes Anderson. Wes always wanted to be a director. I was an English major in college, and he got us to work on a screenplay together. And then, in working on the screenplay, he wanted my brother, Luke, and me to act in this thing. We did a short film that was kind of a first act of what became Bottle Rocket.

    Brother   College   Texas  
    Interview with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, www.interviewmagazine.com. January 15, 2016.
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