63+ Best Exam Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Exam Quotes

I had a very strong feeling about the Vietnam War, and I had a strong feeling about participating in it. The military draft was in place, I was summoned for a physical exam, and I was either going to be classified as fit for military service or make my objection to it. So I made my objection to it. — Harrison Ford

I was born in 1968, just eighteen months after my sister Chrisse and just one year after Dad passed the bar exam. — Carre Otis

You know that feeling when you finish a final exam and you think, ‘I never want to do that again’? Well I have the same feeling when I finish a novel. Each time I say, ‘I think I may retire now’ and then after six months the ideas start to churn again. I could never stop. — Wilbur Smith

Most women don’t do regular breast self examinations, mainly because they are either intimidated by what they might find, or they’re confused as to how to do the self exam correctly. ‘Liv Aid’ eliminates all of these concerns because it makes breast self exams easy to perform. — Olivia Newton-John

I’ve been in continuing education programs since taking my dance master’s exam at age 21. — Abby Lee Miller

Isn’t it blatantly racist to assume blacks can’t pass a simple civics exam in the same rates as others? — Tom Tancredo

I have always had dense, cyst-prone breasts, so I didn’t think much of it when my OB/GYN discovered a lump on a routine physical exam in August of 2006. ‘It’s a cyst,’ she assured me, and I believed her. Several weeks after, I had a negative mammogram, which should have reassured me. Only something felt wrong about this particular lump. — Susan McBride

My sense is that the wonderful technology that we have to visualize the inside of the body often leaves physicians feeling that the exam is a waste of time and so they may shortchange the ritual. — Abraham Verghese

I took the California Highway Patrol exam and didn’t pass, so I tried to be a cop and failed. — John Cena

When you’re shooting, there’s terrible pressure, and you never switch off. Every day is like the day before an exam; it’s relentless. — Lenny Abrahamson

I wanted to get my coaching badges after retiring, and I asked to take the exam, but they told me I needed to study for four years. I told them they were crazy. Who is going to study for four years? How is someone going to teach me technical things when I know more than they do? — Johan Cruyff

There is no set way of getting a role – you don’t give an exam, score well, and then nail a film. — Radhika Apte

I thought of the idea of Summly in March or April 2011. I was 15 years old and I was revising for some kind of history exam. The problem was I was trying to find information that was useful to me. When you type into Google an esoteric term, you get quite a lot of stuff that’s not relevant. — Nick D’Aloisio

When you do a telemedicine visit, you don’t do a proper physical exam. — Mikhail Varshavski

Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher’s diploma. — Sarah Sutton

As an overly confident college freshman, the first time I received a below-average score on an exam was a needed wake-up call. — Stephanie Coontz

If I were to take an undergraduate chemistry exam, I would probably fail. — Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

There are lots of things going on for teenagers, with exam stress, changing friendship groups, becoming independent, and all those hormone changes affecting you. — Emma Healey

Patients know in a heartbeat if they’re getting a clumsy exam. — Abraham Verghese

When I was in 7th grade, we were all given an exam. It was science and math, and the boys who did well were skipped ahead so that when they got to be juniors or seniors in high school they would be able to go to the local community college and take calculus and physics there. And I wasn’t skipped ahead. — Eileen Pollack

I started realizing I could be an example for women to not just be aware of breast cancer but to act on it, to make an appointment, to give themselves an exam. — Giuliana Rancic

I was a rather quiet student, studying hard. Once, I was ranked fifth in a school exam out of everyone in the same grade. — Kim Woo-bin

My mom’s a lawyer. She was part of the group that wrote the bar exam. My father is a dentist. They’ve always worked. — Daniel Schwartz

As a medical student, you have to study every day. You can’t cover the syllabus by studying for a few nights before your exam. — Manushi Chhillar

I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would. — Mary Leakey

I didn’t pass the scholarship exam for Oxford because of poor mathematics. — Derek Walcott

In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that’s coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft – and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown. — Cam Newton

Schools are not exam factories for the rat race. — Johann Lamont

I was told when I went for a life-insurance exam when I was 18 that I was not likely to live past 50, so I refused to pay the premium. — Jeffrey Tate

At eight or nine I passed the exam for Notting Hill and Ealing High, a private school. I had an assisted place; I was always the one who, for financial reasons, didn’t go on the skiing trip or whatever. — Konnie Huq

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam. — George Carlin

From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along. — Tom Chatfield

I passed my Lawn Tennis Association coaching exam, and I persuaded my local club to let me use a court after school and on Saturdays. — Peter Jones

I only discovered the ‘Harry Potter’ series in my tenth standard. I dived right into it, often reading non-stop through the day and night. It was the morning after one such readathon when I was to appear for a Chemistry exam. Spending my night with the third edition of Harry Potter didn’t help much, and I fared poorly. — Sonam Kapoor

To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam. — Jennifer Granholm

My recollection of the higher school certificate, which involved a practical exam in physics, was being confronted with an experiment involving a sort of barometer arrangement, wondering why I couldn’t make it work. — Peter Higgs

There’s a final exam in venture every four to six years. The scary thing is you need to get an ‘A’ in every discipline. You need to be on generational planning, need to be on great deal flow, need be on great outcomes, you need to be on great company building. — David Sze

I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage. — Edith Evans

We’d had books in my house growing up, but we had never had anything like lectures. I had never written an essay for my mother. I had never taken an exam. Because I was working a lot as a kid, I just hadn’t elected to read that much. — Tara Westover

I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just done my Grade 5 piano exam, and I was quite cocky. I said, ‘It sounds like he’s played the wrong note there.’ I remember the look of horror on my dad’s face, and thinking, ‘Wow, I have to figure out why that is not acceptable.’ — Laura Mvula

I was a very naughty child, on the verge of getting expelled, but I wasn’t a bad child; everything I did was for my own entertainment. But when I went into an exam, I did really well. — Stormzy

VCE exams do not showcase students’ abilities. By this, I mean that the system fails to recognise the diversity of skills, and most subjects do not allow students to demonstrate skills in a form other than a written exam. — Alexandra Adornetto

Math was a two-part exam and I once didn’t go for the second part. I knew I’d done so badly on the first it was hopeless. I re-took it about four or five times. I think I eventually got it by getting the top GCSE grade. — Rob Brydon

Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention. — Alexandra Adornetto

We live in a country where posting ‘Let’s riot or something bruv!’ on Facebook will get you a couple of years in prison, while writing a column saying we should bomb Syria is practically an entrance exam for public intellectuals. — Frankie Boyle

I was cleaning out the pigsty at a farm in Wales, where my mother had rented a room, when the results of my final school exam were handed to me by the postman, along with the news that I had a state scholarship to Oxford. I had waited for this letter for so many weeks that I had abandoned hope, deciding that I had failed ignominiously. — Nina Bawden

Many people want to send their children to faith schools because they get good exam results, but they’re not foolish enough to believe that it’s because of faith that they get good exam results. — Richard Dawkins

If you’ve found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. — Bill Gates

In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page. They were not necessarily the same sentences the professors pointed out, which would turn up for further explication on an exam. I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment. — Jhumpa Lahiri

I passed the 11-plus, but it was decided that I should take the Common Entrance exam to Monmouth School, the nearest independent. I was never entirely comfortable there, as they didn’t have girls, and they played rugby instead of football. — Saul David

I am a 10th class pass in Hindi. From 7th grade to 12th grade, I was in Delhi; before that, I was abroad. I came in not knowing a word of Hindi in 7th grade and learned Hindi and passed the exam in 10th. I think I was north of 50 percent, so I feel very proud of that accomplishment. — Raghuram Rajan

In ninth grade, I came up with a new form of rebellion. I hadn’t been getting good grades, but I decided to get all A’s without taking a book home. I didn’t go to math class, because I knew enough and had read ahead, and I placed within the top 10 people in the nation on an aptitude exam. — Bill Gates

To become a Secret Service agent, applicants must pass a polygraph exam. But after being hired, agents are never required to undergo regular lie detector testing again. — Ronald Kessler

I remember I was supposed to take the bar exam that summer just when we got the chance to make our first feature. I told my parents I wasn’t going to take the bar exam, and they were pretty upset about it. — Kevin Heffernan

I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don’t necessarily read in script form anything like as well as they can do when it comes to materialising. — John Hurt

So, being a good man is not an exam or a qualification, it changes, and it incorporates being a good friend, a good father, a good employee, a good boss, a good neighbour and a good citizen. — A. A. Gill

I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city’s worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city’s Students Federation. — Jack Ma

I did an O-level in domestic science when I was at school, but on the day of the practical exam, it was a cookery nightmare. — Lesley Nicol

All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school. — David Bailey

When I was growing up, the exam system didn’t allow you to write fiction, so you never did. — Roddy Doyle

Education means teaching kids how to do stuff and how to think about stuff. Education is a pretty simple concept with a very clear way to measure results: you give some kind of an exam – maybe it’s one of those standardized tests all kids hate, maybe it’s some kind of essay, but whatever it is, it’ll measure the results, and the kids will hate it. — Mike Gallagher

I get letters from college kids who have read Percy Jackson when they were younger who tell me, ‘I just passed my Classics exam.’ The books are accurate enough that they can serve as a gateway to Homer and Virgil. — Rick Riordan

Hunter High School was a real turning point for me. I found out about its existence through the music school. Nobody I knew had gone to one of these special high schools, and my teachers didn’t think it was possible to get in. But Hunter sent me a practice exam, and I studied what I needed to know to pass the exam. — Mildred Dresselhaus

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