School quotes

  • The interesting adults are always the school failures, the weird ones, the losers, the malcontents, this isn’t wishful thinking. It’s the rule.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #School #Thinking #Interesting

  • From the time I read my first Hemingway work, The Sun Also Rises, as a student at Soldan High School in St. Louis, I was struck with an affliction common to my generation: Hemingway Awe.
    -- A. E. Hotchner

    #School #Firsts #Sun

  • Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Birthday #School #Exercise

  • Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #School #Responsibility #Heart

  • I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.
    -- A. Scott Berg

    #Book #School #Night

  • Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Funny #School #Average

  • I've been singing all my life. I've always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.
    -- Aaliyah

    #School #Play #Parent

  • But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Sex #School #Less Is More

  • The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Latin #Philosophy #School

  • Yeah, I left Idaho at 17. You know, I graduated high school a year early and just, you know, the typical story, packed up my car and moved out.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #School #Idaho #Years

  • Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes. We need gigantic revolutionary changes. . . . Competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be getting six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just like national defense." --Sam Seaborne, West Wing
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Teacher #School #Wings

  • I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan, but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #School #Plan B #Plans

  • I was very unsure about what I wanted to do in high school.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #School #High School #Wanted

  • I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late ’90s!
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #School #High School #Awkward

  • One must always regret that law of growth which renders necessary that kittens should spoil into demure cats, and bright, joyous school-girls develop into the spiritless, crystallized beings denominated young ladies.
    -- Abba Louisa Goold Woolson

    #Girl #Regret #School

  • The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #School #Discovery #St Francis Of Assisi

  • Talk. We are going to talk first. I want to see you smile and laugh. I want to know what your favorite show was when you were a kid and who made you cry at school and what boy band you hung posters of on your wall. Then I want you naked in my bed again.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Wall #School #Kids

  • I'm not good for you. I don't know why you make me want you so bad. I was angry with myself when I said all that earlier. I was mad because I wanted you in a way I'd never experienced before. Before you, I just wanted to excel in football and school. I wanted my parents to be proud of me. But now, I want other things too. You get to me in a way I don't understand
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Football #School #Mad

  • Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Teacher #Home #School

  • So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Religious #School #Mecca

  • In order for the State in the person of school officials to justify prohibition of a particular expression of opinion, it must be able to show that its action was caused by something more than a mere desire to avoid the discomfort and unpleasantness that always accompany an unpopular viewpoint.
    -- Abe Fortas

    #School #Expression #Order

  • Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.
    -- Abe Lemons

    #Motivational Sports #School #Doctors

  • Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Education #Learning #School

  • One desire has been the ruling passion of my life. One high motive has acted like a spur upon my mind and soul. and sooner than that I should seek escape from the sacred necessity that is laid upon me, let the breath of life fail me. It is this: That in spite of all worldly opposition, God's holy ordinances shall be established again in the home, in the school and in the State for the good of the people; to carve as it were into the conscience of the nation the ordinances of the Lord, to which Bible and Creation bear witness, until the nation pays homage again to God
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Passion #Home #School

  • Genius is a sovereign power; it forms schools; it lays hold on the spirits of men, with irresistible might; and it exercises an immeasurable influence on the whole condition of human life. This sovereignty of genius is a gift of God, possessed only by his grace. It is subject to no one and is responsible to him alone who has granted it this ascendancy.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #School #Exercise #Men

  • IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD LEARN WHAT I KNOW OF THE FIERCE HATRED OF THE PRIESTS OF ROME AGAINST OUR INSTITUTIONS, OUR SCHOOLS, OUR MOST SACRED RIGHTS, AND OUR SO DEARLY BOUGHT LIBERTIES, THEY WOULD DRIVE THEM OUT AS TRAITORS!
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #School #Rights #Rome

  • What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #School #Sight #Empathy

  • Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #School #Years #Cynical

  • Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Uncles #School #Role Models

  • Modern medicine is not scientific, it is full of prejudice, illogic and susceptible to advertising. Doctors are not taught to reason, they are programmed to believe in whatever their medical schools teach them and the leading doctors tell them. Over the past 20 years the drug companies, with their enormous wealth, have taken medicine over and now control its research, what is taught and the information released to the public.
    -- Abram Hoffer

    #Believe #Taken #School

  • Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #New York #School #Artist

  • It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you're producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?
    -- Adam Braun

    #Office Space #School #Mean

  • I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers. It felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives.
    -- Adam Brody

    #School #Kids #Perfect

  • I feel like Hollywood is a big high school again. Seriously, Ashton Kutcher is the prom king.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Kings #School #Hollywood

  • Junior colleges are high schools with ashtrays.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #School #College #High School

  • I mean, I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it.
    -- Adam Driver

    #School #Mean #Play

  • Through theater and acting school, I found a way to articulate myself.
    -- Adam Driver

    #School #Acting #Way

  • Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Meaningful #Commitment #School

  • It is not enough to simply listen to student voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Meaningful #School #Voice

  • For every young person living on the streets tonight, there are many at home zoning out inside their homes through video games, and even more who disengage from school. These are direct effects of internalized discrimination based on their age.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Home #School #Games

  • Dropping out of school is the ultimately caused by discrimination against young people in schools.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #School #People #Dropping Out

  • In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Teacher #Believe #School

  • I'm convinced many of America's heroes are public school teachers and administrators. Many of these people do what they do because of their faith.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Teacher #Hero #School

  • I initially wanted to work in the music industry more on the A&R side. While I was in school, I began working in the New Business department of an advertising firm, and very quickly I was responsible for roughly 70% of their business, so you could say I had a natural knack for the advertising world.
    -- Adam Kluger

    #School #Knack #World

  • In middle school, I really didn't have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Drama #School #Remember

  • I never wore full-on eyeliner in high school, but I wanted to.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #School #High School #Eyeliner

  • When I was in high school I was 250 pounds.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #School #High School #Pounds

  • Music was a way of rebelling against the whole rah-rah high school thing.
    -- Adam Levine

    #School #High School #Way

  • I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me.
    -- Adam Oates

    #School #Hockey #Years

  • People, when they come up to me, are like, Did we go to high school together? Or did I make out with you at sleepaway camp? And oftentimes, yes, that is the answer, because I went to a giant high school and made out with everybody.
    -- Adam Pally

    #School #People #Together

  • I would hope that the staffs at juvenile detention centers and reform schools are carefully chosen so that there is a community of support and hope.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #School #Support #Community

  • I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life. I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.
    -- Adam Rickitt

    #Country #Nice #School

  • Your chemistry high school teacher lied to you when they told you that there was such a thing as a vacuum, that you could take space and move every particle out of it.
    -- Adam Riess

    #Teacher #Moving #School

  • I don't know what drives me to succeed. I know I want to always do the best I can.I guess I was maybe in little league baseball as far as I wanted to be good at that. But school, I certainly wasn't the best at that.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Baseball #School #League

  • In high school I wanted to be a rock star and was in a lot of bands.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Stars #School #Rocks

  • When I take my kid to school, all the parents stop and stare.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #School #Kids #Parent

  • I feel like a lot of my past career was going to film school, making a lot of different kinds of movies. I made a bunch of comedies, I made one drama and I made a couple musicals.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #Couple #Drama #School

  • We must win the common people in every corner. This will be obtained chiefly by means of the schools, and by open, hearty behavior, show, condescension, popularity, and toleration of their prejudices, which we shall at leisure root out and dispel.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #School #Mean #Winning

  • It is necessary to gain the common people to our order. The best means to that end is influence in the schools.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #School #Mean #Order

  • We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #School #Equality #Ideas

  • I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Education #School #Jail

  • What luck for rulers that men do not think.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Work #School #Men

  • If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition. If one little Jewish boy survives without any Jewish education, with no synagogue and no Hebrew school, it [Judaism] is in his soul. Even if there had never been a synagogue or a Jewish school or an Old Testament, the Jewish spirit would still exist and exert its influence. It has been there from the beginning and there is no Jew, not a single one, who does not personify it.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Country #School #Boys

  • Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . We need believing people.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Believe #School

  • Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #School #Textbooks #States

  • We're used to the characteristics of social media - participation, connection, instant gratification - and when school doesn't offer the same, it's easy to tune out.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #School #Media #Tunes

  • To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world - a real world that is increasingly technology-driven - then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Real #School #Technology

  • Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, 'Flying Fingers,' debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Children #Book #School

  • Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Drama #School #Dancing

  • Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #School #Age #Band

  • One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution.
    -- Adrian Cronauer

    #School #Law #Constitution

  • A church is an incubator, a nursery, a grade school. You start where people are and move them to where they need to be.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Moving #School #People

  • We believe in a whole-school approach to ICT.
    -- Adrian Wilson

    #Believe #School #Ict

  • Whatever, I copied all through school, and look how well I’m doing today.
    -- Adrian Young

    #School #Looks #Today

  • I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Inspirational #Teenager #School

  • I'm mostly self-taught. I didn't learn much in school.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #School #Self #Taught

  • I've never had formal drama-school training; I've just picked things up as I've gone along.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Drama #School #Training

  • At 12 I dropped out of school but I had lost interest in it at a much earlier age. For me, school was very very stressful.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #School #Age #Stressful

  • I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #School #Mean #Energy

  • My parents were vegetarians. I'd show up at school, this giant black kid, with none of the cool clothes and a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #School #Kids #Clothes

  • My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Teacher #Jobs #School

  • Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Summer #School #Ideas

  • I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #School #Harvard

  • I established the rule that once we hire an employee, his school records are a matter of the past and are no longer used to evaluate his work or decide on his promotion.
    -- Akio Morita

    #School #Past #Matter

  • I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.
    -- Al Franken

    #Jobs #Growing Up #School

  • Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.
    -- Al Franken

    #School #Careers #Government

  • My dad never graduated high school. He was a printing salesman. We lived in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We weren't rich - but we felt secure.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dad #School #Two

  • My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dad #School #Careers

  • You can always tell the Catholic schools by the length of the cheerleaders' skirts.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #School #Catholic

  • Learning (Shakespeare's plays) ...in school was a bit of a bore.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Education #Learning #School

  • I won vice president of my student body in high school. That doesn't mean anything.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #School #Mean #President

  • Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
    -- Al Stewart

    #School #Alaska #Law

  • People that were a little nerdy in high school would look up to me and know it gets better.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #School #People #Get Better

  • Hanifs (Muslims) are stumbling, Christians all astray Jews wildered, Magians far on error’s way. We mortals are composed of two great schools Enlightened knaves or else religious fools.
    -- Al-Maʿarri

    #Christian #Religious #School

  • I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively - I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise dump me in the loo laugh.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Sports #Real #School

  • Soloing is the most beautiful way of climbing; no material constrains, just you and the rock, the sun, nature; a kind of school for courage, willpower and self-confidence.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Beautiful #School #Self Confidence

  • When I studied how to think in school, I was taught that the first rule of logic was that a thing cannot both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect. That last note, “in the same respect,” says a lot. As soon as you change the frame of reference, you’ve changed the truthiness of a once immutable fact.
    -- Alan Alda

    #School #Thinking #Lasts

  • You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Business #School #Want

  • There is a school of thought that believes that sleep is for the night. You appear to be out to disprove them.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Believe #Sleep #School

  • The Breed never dies. Sapper, Buchan, Dornford Yates, practitioners in that school of Snobbery withViolence that runs like a thread of good-class tweed through twentieth-century literature.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Running #School #Class