via Bug Girl's Blog:
“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”My own thoughts are that a career in science is a lot like heroin. It's sure a lot of fun, but it fucks you up pretty royally.
-Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
For more, see Bug Girl's Post that Academia is a Cult.