“Higher Learning” quotes

Movie Higher Learning
Title Higher Learning
Year 1995
Director John Singleton
Genre Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller, Sport
Plot – Three boys face their lives as freshmen, being in contact with any kind of problem and prejudice. Malik, an athletics champion in high school, realizes he has to study hard to obtain good marks. Kristen, a naive girl, discovers her male colleagues hardly accept a "no" as an answer. Remy is a sad and quiet guy, who no one accepts as a friend. The only ones who want to recruit him are some naziskins. The adults who exercise a positive influence on them are professor Phipps and Fudge, an off course student.
All actors – Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Jason Wiles, Tyra Banks, Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, Bradford English, Regina King, Busta Rhymes
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  • “I'm tired of hearing women cry for someone else to save them. Think what that means. Why do you need someone else to save you? Think about saving yourself.”
    Jennifer Lynn Connelly - Taryn
  • “I gotta admit you've been really polite by staying out of my way. But you ain't been honest. See, I figure it's not what a person says, it's what they think. So, in my mind, you've been walking around here calling me a nigger in you head. Am I right?”

    Omar Epps - Malik Williams
  • Those persons whose names were called, and whom are standing, the university has instructed me to inform you that your financial bill as of yet has not been paid. You may leave and settle your debts. However, you may not return to this course until you have done so. There are "no" handouts in the free world. And appropriately, none in my course.... (continue)(continue reading)
    Laurence Fishburne - Professor Maurice Phipps
    [Tag:debt, university]
  • “As a black man in America, my stress comes from everywhere. Recognize. Take a look around you. Look at this, Columbus, it disgusts me. Fool wasn't nothin' but a thief, mass murder. He done slaughtered millions of native Americans, and we done got a holiday and university named after his honor.”
    Omar Epps - Malik Williams
    [Tag:crime, honor, racism]
  • “There's this bar down on the corner where we can get a drink, hang out with some good people, and talk. Come on. Get your books and come with me. We're young, we're white, we live in America. What more do you want?”

    Cole Hauser - Scott Moss
    [Tag:america, benefit]
  • “Mr. Williams thinks I am an Uncle Tom, hm? Well, well, well. What does that have to do with your ability to place a comma in its proper place or put a period at the end of a sentence?”

    Laurence Fishburne - Professor Maurice Phipps
  • Read it for yourself, and not for some damn class.”

    Ice Cube - Fudge
  • “- Kristen Connor: Why don't I stay with you tonight? We could stay up and talk...
    - Taryn: Are you sure you're ready for that? Don't do it just 'cause you're fascinated. I want you to be sure.”

    Kristy Swanson - Kristen Connor
    Jennifer Lynn Connelly - Taryn
  • “- Remy: How would you feel if I came in your room and I started playing my music?
    - Fudge: I wouldn't feel nothing. 'Cause it'd never happen.
    - Remy: Why not?
    - Fudge: 'Cause I'll whoop your ass. That's why.”

    Michael Rapaport - Remy
    Ice Cube - Fudge
  • “One's primary purpose at university level is to learn how to think.”
    Laurence Fishburne - Professor Maurice Phipps