Tony Wagner quotes

  • Today knowledge is free. It's like air, it's like water... There's no competitive advantage to knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn't care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.
    -- Tony Wagner

    #Air #Knowing #Water

  • The capacity to innovate - the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life - and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.
    -- Tony Wagner

    #Communication #Thinking #Skills

  • Excellent instruction is less about what a teacher does and more about what students can do and know as a result of the lesson.
    -- Tony Wagner

    #Teacher #Doe #Lessons

  • Tomorrow, more's the pity, Away we both must hie, To air the ditty and to earth I.

  • In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

  • To use a fighter as a fighter-bomber when the strength of the fighter arm is inadequate to achieve air superiority is putting the cart before the horse.

  • One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.

  • Right now you can allow yourself to experience a very simple sense of not knowing - not knowing what or who you are, not knowing what this moment is, not knowing anything. If you give yourself this gift of not knowing and you follow it, a vast spaciousness and mysterious openness dawns within you. Relaxing into not knowing is almost like surrendering into a big, comfortable chair; you just fall into a field of possibility.

  • He (Jeremy Clarkson) is the last man standing on the beach commanding the glaciers' melt waters to go back

  • If a big wave came at the wrong moment, it would sweep me off into forty-eight-degree water, where I might last twenty minutes. Drowning quickly might be better.

  • As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil.

  • Of course, you can’t force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone.

  • Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.