"I am not interested in the academic status of what I am doing because my problem is my own transformation...when people say, 'Well, you thought this a few years ago and now you say something else," my answer is, [laughter] "Well, do you think I have worked like that all those years to say the same thing and not be changed?"

--Michel Foucault

"In academia, people talk about interdisciplinary thinking and courses and programs, but Lord help you if you try to make an interdisciplinary career, unless you are already so high that there is nothing they can do to you."

--Jared Diamond