Actually by William Goldman
From Marathon Man.
“There is a shortage of natural resources worldwide,” [Professor Biesenthal] went on. “There is a shortage of breathable air. There is even, alas, a shortage of adequate claret. But there is no shortage of historians. We grind you out like link sausages, and you are every bit as bright. Well, I say, enough! I say, let you find harmless employment elsewhere. Use your backs. Shovel your way through life. The universities have processed you for financial purposes, and so long as you could afford to pay tuition, they could afford to pay me. Progress they called it: manufacturing doctorates was progress. Well, I say, ‘Halt the ringing cry of progress…’