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People who are afraid to go to horror movies are generally afraid their whole lives. People say to me, 'Do you have nightmares?' I never have nightmares!

The late Stan Winston (Col '68), a Hollywood special effects artist who was responsible for some of cinema's most extraordinary creatures, such as "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs, "Terminator" cyborgs and Edward Scissorhands.

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I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet.

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Vine Utley, March 21, 1819.

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Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

From The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe.

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We don't admit numbers, we admit students.  Students who are smart and passionate and want to change the world.

Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts, in a report that details challenges facing a U.Va. admission model that he says "is quickly becoming outdated."

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I am not good enough, or wise enough, or strong enough to do everything that needs doing at U.Va. on my own.  But you have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am not alone.

President Teresa Sullivan in her remarks to supporters gathered on the Lawn after her reinstatement by the Board of Visitors.

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There're some really terrible moments ahead of you all, but life, all and all, is spectacularly good and if this were not so, none of us my age and older would be so desperately trying to fend off our impending demise.

The late Andy Rooney in his valedictory address to U.Va.'s graduating class on May 2, 2000.

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Satirist Stephen Colbert during an interview on The Colbert Report with Richard Hersh, co-author of "We're Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education." Colbert was responding to Hersh's praise of U.Va. as a university that "has a very good [liberal arts] program." Colbert's wife, Evelyn (Col '85), is a U.Va. alumna

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I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.

Rita Dove, U.Va. poet and professor, who was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama on Feb. 13, 2012.

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U.Va. researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

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