Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
— Sydney Smith

berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
John Searle berkeley quote

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging.
— Adam Schiff

Berkeley hackers liked to see themselves as rebels against soulless corporate empires.
— Eric S. Raymond

At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
— berkeley quotation by Robert B. Laughlin