Quotes and Sayings about School



"Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Cause, Effect, Illness, Paranoia, Prison, Reason, Reform, School)

"I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Hope, Basketball, Coaching, School)

"I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Forget, Night, School)

"I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended."
- Jensen Ackles
"My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

"When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Friends, School)

"I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Numbers, School)

"I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled."
- Amy Adams
(Related: People, Attitude, Positive, Attention)

"I did movie star impressions as a kid in high school. Somehow they just got out of hand."
- Don Adams
(Related: School)

"No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Man, Years)

"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Home, America, Future, School, Will)

"Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Progress, Being, School)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"The family is the school of duties - founded on love."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Family, Love, School)

"I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Misery, Silence, Speech)

"My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Camping, Language, Russia, School)

"My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Dreams, Divorce, School)

"I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: School)

"I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Girls, School, Talk)

"I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Love, Education, Opportunity, Help, Kids, School)

"I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Life, Popular, School)

"I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

"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
(Related: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

"My parents wanted me to go to law school."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Law, Parents, School)

"Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools."
- William Alexander
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Fools, Schools)

"Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Friendship, Meaning, School)

"Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Choice, College, Parents, School)

"I'm going to go to school. It doesn't matter what the outcome is as long as I did it. I can say I did it."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: School)

"I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Parents, School)

"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Family, Class, School, Years)

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Education, School, Teachers)

"When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Thought, Play, School)

"There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Being, Horses, School)

"By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Life, Time, Father, College, School)

"Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

"You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History, Hate, School)

"I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Business)

"I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Talent, School, University)

"I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Attention, School)

"In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Dad, Time, College, Jobs, Parents, School)

"At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, School, Theater, Thinking)

"My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Sister, Son, Daughter, Now, School)

"I talk about acting to students making the transition from high school to UCLA. Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Acting, Kids, Profession, Reality, School, Students, Talk)

"I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Education, School)

"I never went to school. I never went to acting school because I was so scared."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Acting, School)

"I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Time, Father, Being)

"I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Mother, People, College, Ignorance, School, Understanding)

"Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Kids, Public, School, World)

"If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

"His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)

"No, the czar did not want us in the schools."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Schools, Want)

"There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

"The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Contentment, Pride, Public, School)

"Poverty is the schoolmaster of character."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Character, Poverty)

"I would really like to go back to school. I would love it now."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Love, Now, School)

"I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Blood, School, Years)

"School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobodys perfect, so why practice?"
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Life, Future, Practice, School)

"I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Art, Love, School)

"I went to high school with Al Capone."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: School)

"Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves."
- Arrian
(Related: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

"I played a lot of character parts in school."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, School)

"I'm 25, so I've already gone through what my character Ged goes through, though it's on a general scale because I haven't studied at a wizard's school."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Character, School)

"As a teenager at high school, I felt like an outsider."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: School)

"Instead of being on teams at school, I was preparing for auditions."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Being, School)

"I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Home, Travel, Daughters, School, World)

"Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people "the cops." But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!"
- Dave Attell
(Related: People, Choice, Driving, Kids)

"Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning."
- Francis Atterbury
(Related: Virtue, Affliction, Confidence, School)

"Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Day, School)

"I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

"Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Values, Children, Nation, Parents, Schools, Teaching)

"Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Adolescence, School)

"Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)

"The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Act, Crisis, Energy, Help, Nation, School)

"My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Girls, School)

"I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: College, Tax, Law, School)

"Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

"They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize - that's all they want you to do. You must not think."
- John Backus
(Related: Medical, School, Thinking, Want)

"So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Education, English, Forget, Religious, School)

"I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Explanations, School)

"A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Being)

"Life is a school of probability."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, School)

"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

"Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, School)

"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

"That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Experience, Books, Children, School)

"My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Acceptance, Public, School, Students)

"My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

"I lived on the top of one hill and the school was at the top of another hill. Nobody ever went to school by car - we didn't have any cars during the war. So that to and from school was itself a training."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Car, War, School, Training)

"I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Children, English, Games, School)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"Schools are generally feminine places, institutions where conformity is valued, taught largely by conformist women."
- Judith M. Bardwick
(Related: Women, Conformity, Schools)

"My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school."
- Travis Barker
(Related: School)

"My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Mom, Dream, Day, Play, School)

"Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years."
- Travis Barker
(Related: School, Years)

"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Jazz, School, Years)

"In my own life, I decided to leave meat off my plate in medical school, but was a bit slow to realise that dairy products and eggs are not health foods either."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Health, Medical, Life, School)

"The time has come to end social promotion in our schools."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Promotion, Schools)

"We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Hope, Formula, Names, Schools, Training)

"But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

"In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Act, American, Parliament, School)

"I went to the Conservatory of Music in school in Rome."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Music, Rome, School)

"I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Connection, Irish, Religious, School, Years)

"The difference between the denominational system and the public school system is all the difference between bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Difference, Public, School)

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

"There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Change, Time, Beginning, Interest, Now, Schools, World)

"The art schools... you get young kids doing the most vile and meaningless crap. I think they believe every bit of it."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Art, Kids, Schools)

"Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: People, Being, Country, School)

"But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

"But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Government, People, Babies, School, Vote)

"Making sure that when my child went to school people were enlightened enough not to torture them, you know?"
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: People, School)

"I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Daughters, Internet, Safety, Schools, Talk, Teenagers)

"I'm still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that's the way I prefer to be."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Film, School)

"And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Safety, Schools, Teachers)

"Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Home, Girls, School)

"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

"There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Books, Senses, Will)

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mother, Heart)

"The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Education, Church, School)

"I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Love, Bible, Friends, School, Vacation)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, School)

"I didn't figure out the makeup or cute hair or clothes until oh, maybe my junior year of high school."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Clothes, Cute, Hair, Makeup, School)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes."
- William Bell
(Related: Military, Road, School)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"I'm 18, I'm going to graduate high school in a few months."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Months, School)

"By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Time, Girls, School)

"My first three years of high school, I wasn't that cool."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: First, School, Years)

"Girls aren't mean to guys in high school. They are mean to each other. Girls were never mean to me."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Girls, School)

"I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude."
- Richard Rodney Bennett
(Related: Science, Games, Schools)

"The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed."
- William Bennett
(Related: Responsibility, School, Teaching)

"Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools."
- William Bennett
(Related: Money, People, Schools, Years)

"We have a law that allows us to establish charter schools here in this state. We ought to get going on it."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Law, Schools, State)

"And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that's going to make the product better, which is the students and the education."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Education, Day, Schools, Students)

"Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to."
- Ezra Taft Benson
(Related: Experience, Fools, School)

"I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: End, Hollywood, Old, School)

"When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, 'Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?'"
- Peter Bergman
(Related: Daughter, Friend, Living, Play, School)

"Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Music, Time, Kids, Listening, School)

"I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Religion, Job, Parents, School)

"A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

"I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Kids, School)

"It is gorgeously shot, and Andrew believes that the old school way of making films in the best way. Meaning: you have a story, and you stick to the story. You don't change and alter the story because of people who've invested in it and what to put product in a shot."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Change, People, Old, School)

"The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

"Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Attention, Elections, School)

"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Morality, Football, Philosophy, School)

"This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

"Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Education, Time, Behavior, Care, Problems, Research, School)

"People would see me on a Nickelodeon commercial, and I would hear about it the next day in school."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: People, Day, School)

"I won a scholarship with the Brixton School of Building. I screwed around, not putting in a proper attendance."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Building, School)

"I used to have a list of things from my school buddies of what kind of art material they wanted. I'd go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Art, Day, End, London, School)

"When I was at school I used to scream in trains, in those concertina things between the carriages. I used to try to be so good that sometimes I couldn't bear it any more."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: School)

"I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: March, School)

"I would like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days."
- Bjork
(Related: Music, Schools)

"Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years."
- James W. Black
(Related: Music, Mathematics, School, Study, Years)

"Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Education, Development, Rules, School)

"Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Law, School)

"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

"I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Priorities, Schools, Want, Will)

"A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Mother, May, School)

"Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette."
- Bill Blass
(Related: Women, Glamour)

"Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Movies, Film, School, Thinking, Want)

"When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Drama, School, Training)

"Everybody at school knew who I was because I'm just a really friendly person."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: School)

"Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?"
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Labor, Now)

"What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

"I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Drama, School, Shakespeare, Training)

"Well, we have to provide the world's best schools. We certainly don't have them, but that's our objective."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Schools, World)

"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

"By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Man, Right, School)

"Often, I went in love with some friends in school. And, no, I suffered. Only later, things went better."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Love, Friends, School)

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
- Tom Bodett
(Related: Life, School)

"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
- Tom Bodett
(Related: Life, Difference, School)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"I played in the percussion section 4th grade through high school - snare and timpani mostly."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: School)

"I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Acting, School, Writing)

"Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Education, Men, School, Training)

"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: School, Will)

"I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: School)

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

"My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

"How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored."
- Arna Bontemps
(Related: Act, Literary)

"This may surprise you, but I was arrested in high school."
- Pat Boone
(Related: May, School)

"How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

"I was always one who was clowning around in school and getting in trouble."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: School, Trouble)

"I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky - three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck."
- Ernest Borgnine
(Related: Job, School)

"I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Constitution, Court, Law, Opinions, Schools, Study)

"I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

"Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Culture, Kids, School)

"I started in high school and then I went onto professional training after that."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: School, Training)

"It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Basketball, College, School, Skill)

"To put me through school my morn had to work, so I was a latchkey kid."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Work, School)

"I've been a schoolteacher. I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Kids, Talking)

"I do tend to lose track since the kids are out of school."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Kids, School)

"It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married - those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Now, School, Years)

"Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

"Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Imagination, Life, Time, Brother, Strength, School, Years)

"School is a foretaste of life."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, School)

"The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was, of course, the Headmaster."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Attention)

"Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Home, People, Discipline, Day, Relatives, School)

"I attended a very small junior high and specially in the end that became a disaster. The principal was pretty senile and a drunk, so the children more or less runned the school."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Children, Disaster, End, Pretty, School)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Thought, Actor, School, Style, Training)

"Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Education, Responsibility, School)

"In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then."
- Arthur Bremer
(Related: Life, Dress, Ridicule, School, Smile)

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Education, Childhood, Public, School)

"In my second year, after moving to the Medical School, I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology. I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Medical, School)

"I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use to solve the genetic code."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Medical, School)

"I completed the first three years of primary school in one year and was admitted to the local school the age of six directly into the fourth year, some two years younger than all my contemporaries."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Age, First, School, Years)

"Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: People, Cinema, Hearing, School, Television)

"Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15, in high school."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Guitar, School)

"It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old, that I first went to a regular school."
- John Bright
(Related: First, Old, School, Years)

"The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

"I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Fact, Fight, Kids, Leaders, Republicans, Schools)

"If you're going to have a public subsidy to education, vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it. They should result in some loosening up and privatization of the government school system."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Government, Education, Public, Result, School)

"Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?"
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: End, Open, Restaurants, Schools, Teachers)

"I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Numbers, School, Water)

"I didn't go to acting school, but I've been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that's the best school there is."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Acting, Man, Now, School, Years)

"I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system."
- David Brinkley
(Related: American, School)

"In high school I was the dog, always, and I never have felt comfortable or right in my body, and part of my whole exhibitionist thing has probably been a way of testing to see whether or not I really was this repulsive creature that I felt like for so long."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Body, Right, School, Testing)

"I had no real education because I was in and out of schools so I decided that I would completely change my look, change my image, change my name and move to New York."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Change, Education, Name, Schools)

"That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Football, Night, Practice, School)

"I believe in the Wal-Mart school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Business, People, School)

"A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Education, School, Writer, Writers)

"Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Bombs, School)

"I didn't understand that I could sing until I was like 11 or 12. My mom heard me singing around the house and she said, What are you doing? You really can sing! So then I started going to school and singing to the girls."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Mom, Girls, School, Singing)

"I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition."
- Jim Brown
(Related: Experience, Strength, School)

"We have been in Victoria for 3 years now after moving here from Vancouver. Victoria is a great place to live and we plan on staying especially as the kids are now in school."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Kids, Now, School, Years)

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Trust, Past, School, Years)

"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Children, School, Years)

"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: School)

"The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Work, Laziness, Schools)

"If I miss coaching that much, I could go to some little school where they didn't recruit, where all the kids wanted to go. I believe I could find somewhere to coach."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coach, Coaching, Kids, School)

"I've had many a player tell me all through high school and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama, then they signed with somebody else."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Day, Right, School)

"We started with that, basically to help kids, and then we created a pole vault school, which is part of the club and exists to this day. The club and school exist."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Day, Help, Kids, School)

"The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Behavior, Reward, Schools)

"A good dancer is an educated one, so don't abandon school."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: School)

"I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Movies, Thought, Books, Drama, Hollywood, School, Theatre)

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Example, Mankind, School, Will)

"We don't stop going to school when we graduate."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: School)

"I got out of high school, bought a recording studio and started operating it as an engineer and a producer."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: School)

"I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Learning, Light, Montana, Schools, Trying)

"I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance."
- John Burns
(Related: Cleanliness, Mind, Temperance)

"It's definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It's difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It's hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Public, Television)

"Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show. I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered; it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Thought, Aspirations, Nothing)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I started acting."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Acting, School)

"For me, having a child is a really great responsibility because you've got something there that is depending on you for information and love until a certain age when it goes to school."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Age, Love, Information, Responsibility, School)

"Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library."
- Laura Bush
(Related: American, School)

"I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Children, School, Want)

"I wanted to be a doctor when I was a kid, but I started doing theater in high school because it was a requirement. At first, I was completely irritated. But I ended up loving it."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: First, School, Theater)

"I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Education, Books, Learning, School, Theater)

"A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, People, Children, Clothes, School)

"A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Architecture, Poetry, Dress, Man, Painting, Schools)

"I was the bad kid in school. I was usually in trouble."
- Scott Caan
(Related: School, Trouble)

"I was a scam artist in high school for a while."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Artist, School)

"Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing."
- Mary S. Calderone
(Related: Education, Sex, Parents, School, Will)

"I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, First, Physics, School)

"I never had a real job either. I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Guitar, Job, School)

"We are already expected to be the goodie two shoes. I went through that during my junior high schools where I wasn't allowed to watch television. I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Schools, Television)

"The number of students participating in A.P. has more than doubled in 10 years, and today almost 15,000 U.S. schools offer A.P. courses."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Schools, Students, Today, Years)

"It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an anchor for increasing rigor in our schools. Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Hope, Participation, Schools)

"The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Education, Society, Country, Schools)

"Don't peak in high school."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: School)

"I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: People, Character, Aggression, Being, Kids, School)

"For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Education, Life, Now, School, Struggle, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, less than 10 percent of our Nation's children walk or ride their bicycles to school, and too many schools continue to invite fast-food vendors into their cafeterias."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Bicycles, Children, Nation, School, Schools)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"Good schools underpin not only our economy, but the social fabric of our lives."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: Economy, Schools)

"I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years."
- Linda Cardellini
(Related: School, Years)

"I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: College, Intentions, School, Years)

"That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Art, Design, People, Germany, Responsibility, School)

"They are deceptively simple. I admit that. But for me, all my life I try to simplify things. As a child in school, things were very hard for me to understand often, and I developed a knack, I think. I developed a process to simplify things so I would understand them."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Life, School)

"The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Life, Positive, School)

"Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Children, Country, Now, Schools)

"For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Friends, Reason, School)

"I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Impression, Being, Fact, School)

"In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'"
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Strength, Ceremony, Nation, Principles, School, Spiritual)

"The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Peace, Home, Quest, School)

"My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Science, War, Engineering, Medicine, Physics, University)

"I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered."
- Ed Case
(Related: Being, Fact, Homosexuality, Public, Reality, Schools, Value)

"Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Interest, School, Schools, Years)

"I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start."
- Steve Case
(Related: College, Focus, School, Trying)

"No, my step-daughter just opened a theatre school for children, I have another daughter who works in the record industry and another who is going back to collage and I have two little ones at home."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Home, Daughter, Children, School, Theatre)

"I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Acting, College, School, Writing)

"And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Choice, School, University)

"After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined - and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, School, State)

"I could not agree more. The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance, their hand up, their hope. And they gave their all."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Hope, Chance, School, State, Students)

"I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families' lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Chance, Forget, School, Students)

"Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Inspiration, Example, School, State, Students, University)

"Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: College, Environment, School, State, Students)

"Delaware State began as a school bent on service - teaching education, social services and nursing."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, School, Service, State, Teaching)

"During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

"Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the responsibility of the community, the schools, families and like it or not- politicians as well."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Children, Community, Future, Politicians, Responsibility, Schools)

"By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, Appreciation, Ivy, Road, Schools, State, Students, Value)

"We really think it is a good thing for scientists to spend a little bit of their time either in the community or in schools or helping to train high school teachers."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: Time, Community, School, Schools, Scientists, Teachers)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Fact, School, Want)

"I have taught history on the high school and college levels, and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian, The National Institutes of Health, and numerous colleges and universities, mostly on science fiction and technology subjects."
- Jack L. Chalker
(Related: History, Science, Technology, Health, College, Fiction, School)

"The home is the chief school of human virtues."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Home, School)

"I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Attitude, School)

"I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Time, School, Soccer, State)

"From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Graduation, Being, Chance, Key, Public, Schools, Succeed, World)

"I always knew that there was something that made me different, and by the time I was in high school, I understood what it was."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Time, School)

"It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Car, Family, Day, Gay, Parents, School)

"When I was in Taiwan, I was taught in school that Taiwan is part of China."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: School)

"Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying to get those grades and keep them up! In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up, I can have something to fall back on!"
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Now, Right, School, Thinking, Trying)

"I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year."
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Family, Life, Home, Movies, School)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Life, Money, Athletes, Job, Pride, School, Today)

"I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Adventure)

"I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Brother, Performance, School)

"Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Time, Work, Mother, Focus, Project, School)

"There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000, but to our parents, the determining factor was the quality of the public school system."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Quality, Parents, Public, School)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"Our son is in school now. You know, he's six-and-a-half and so a big chunk of the day is taken up by school. So I'm hoping that I'll be able to certainly take him to school in the morning, maybe pick him up in the afternoon and come back to work."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Work, Son, Day, Now, School)

"I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: School)

"As an actor I kind of do. I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Actor, School, Voice)

"At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn't Brown or Smith or Hughes."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Funny, Name, Pretty, School)

"I didn't know what to do with myself. I wasn't excited by the teaching of the school. If they'd been intent on really teaching you things, I would have been a little more attentive."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: School, Teaching)

"If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Fashion, Girls, Schools)

"I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Mother, People, Name, School, Writer)

"The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Medical, Time, People, Care, Doctors, First, Navy, School, Scotland, World)

"We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Coaching, Draft, Kids, Play, Right, School, Scouting)

"We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?"
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, Man, World, Youth)

"I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Age, History, People, African, School, World)

"When I went to the University, the medical school was the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life, its nature, its origins, and its ills."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Medical, Life, Nature, Hope, School, Study, University)

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Pleasure, Reading, School, Teachers)

"If I have a talent for making some fourth-grader who hates school and reading to hate it a little less, then I have to do the most with what I've been issued."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Talent, Hate, Reading, School)

"I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Mother, Needs, Problems, Public, Schools)

"Lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that's happened to us?"
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Lesbianism, Now, Schools)

"My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Age, Father, Complexity, Programming, School)

"I'm used to a very busy schedule. Right now it revolves around training and preparing for Nationals in January. I'm usually at the rink from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then I attend public school for two hours, three times per week."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Now, Public, Right, School, Training)

"I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Day, Friends, School)

"I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Poetry, School, Teenagers)

"I messed around in high school, but I pretty much put it away until I did a television show in San Francisco."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Pretty, School, Television)

"I was always in plays at school and in school concerts - you could say I liked to show off."
- George Cole
(Related: School)

"The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?"
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Time, Audiences, Chance, Court, Schools)

"Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Education, Work, Time, Will)

"I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly."
- Bessie Coleman
(Related: Experience, Women, Difficulties, Flying, Open, School)

"There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think... I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: School, Walking)

"The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Acting, Months, Night, Schools)

"Particular individuals who might never consider dropping out if they were in a different high school might decide to drop out if they attended a school where many boys and girls did so."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Boys, Girls, School)

"Schools are successful only insofar as they reduce the dependence of a child's opportunities upon his social origins."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Successful, Dependence, Schools)

"The educational resources provided by a child's fellow students are more important for his achievement than are the resources provided by the school board."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, School, Students)

"The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Education, Present, Schools)

"There are many examples in high schools which show something about the effects such competition might have."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Competition, Schools)

"In every school, more boys wanted to be remembered as a star athlete than as a brilliant student."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Boys, School)

"As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Music, Sports, Example, Schools, State)

"Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Children, Schools, Will)

"Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Schools, Students, Teaching)

"I'd propose that each central-city child should have an entitlement from the state to attend any school in the metropolitan area outside his own district - with per pupil funds going with him."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: School, State)

"In a high school, the norms act to hold down the achievements of those who are above average, so that the school's demands will be at a level easily maintained by the majority."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Act, Majority, School, Will)

"It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Class, College, Curriculum, School, Will)

"I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn't such a leap."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Time, Film, School)

"I don't think I really know just how cool Satan really was when I was in Junior High School. Now, thanks to Marilyn Manson, it's no longer a secret."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Now, Satan, School)

"I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Being, Police, School, Trouble, Trying)

"I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year. I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Kids, Night, School)

"High School Musical is definitely the best thing that's happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Career, Friends, School)

"America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: America, Economy, Interest, Schools, Students, World)

"Actually, when I was in elementary school, I saw a saxophone. A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo. And I said, 'Oh man, what is that! That must be fantastic!'"
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Man, Play, School)

"To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Genius, Man, School)

"I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: School)

"I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Sister, Class, English, First, School, Writing)

"Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Age, Day, First, School)

"I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but to join the Navy, having left school at 13."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Navy, School, Scotland)

"In school I was pretty quiet. Kinda shy until my junior year. But at home I was a freak."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Home, Pretty, Quiet, School)

"I was very involved with school by the time I was 15 and wasn't working much as a model."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Time, School)

"School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobody's perfect so why bother."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Future, Practice, School)

"I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Successful, School)

"I was hungry a coupla' times but for the most part I ate every day... I got to go to school for free."
- Coolio
(Related: Day, School)

"Well, we were all in high school and we got together, and in college - we were in art college together."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Art, College, School)

"The police had already found the cartridges and the rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour, those facts were known."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Facts, Police, School)

"I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Experience, School, World)

"I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: School, Teachers)

"I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Ability, School)

"I learned more about elections on election night 2000 than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Elections, Night, Years)

"My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Mother, Father, Engineering, English, School)

"My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Attention, Facts, Habits, Reading, School)

"My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Chess, School)

"My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Work, Habit, Effort, End, First, School, Students)

"Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Mother, Sister, Brother, School)

"Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's DEC mainframe in the language Basic."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Chess, Language, Programming, School)

"I love watching people, and that's what I do; just go for a walk at about 4 o'clock, and go down a busy street, where you see people coming out of school and you get a glimpse of their lives, what they're talking about."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Love, People, School, Talking)

"Our parents were very strict. Not in a brutal or awful way, but there were definite rules, such as after six on a school night you didn't go out, and at weekends you had to be home by a certain time. It wasn't particularly sheltered, but we were well brought-up."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Home, Time, Night, Parents, Rules, School)

"Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Education, Sex, Idea, Kids, May, Schools)

"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Experience, American, Culture, School)

"But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth."
- Katie Couric
(Related: People, Kids, Running, School, Television)

"I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week."
- Margaret Smith Court
(Related: Life, People, Church, Bible, Community, School, Today)

"I wasn't the most popular girl in school by any means."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Popular, School)

"I'll continue to fight for school choice and home schooling. Do I believe in accountability? You bet I do."
- Charlie Crist
(Related: Home, Choice, Fight, School)

"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
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, School, Wrong)

"My primary and secondary education was provided by the Highland Park Public School System."
- James Cronin
(Related: Education, Public, School)

"Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

"You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic, but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces them that this is a waste of time, that person might flunk out."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Time, Personality, School, Waste)

"Even when I was in school shows, in elementary school doing plays, I'd always go off book and start improvising."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: School)

"The Professional Children's School, it's for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn't really like school all that much."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Children, Kids, School)

"I went to high school, which was a good thing because I hadn't interacted with many people my age, and I didn't really have friends. I had a million acquaintances and no friends."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Age, People, Friends, School)

"The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Fact, School)

"I was brought up on art. My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school. But he did not want me to become a photographer."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Art, Father, Thought, School, Want)

"I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Education, Battle, Civil rights, Public, Schools, Support)

"I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Business, Life, People, Philosophy, School)

"The government gave me enough money to go to acting school."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Government, Money, Acting, School)

"Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Home, Living)

"When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Boys, School)

"I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Memory, School, Stairs, Trying)

"All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Life, Boys, Fact, School)

"I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

"My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Dream, Content, Years)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"It was in high school that I first became interested in acting. We put on lots of plays."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Acting, First, School)

"We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids."
- Tony Danza
(Related: Art, Country, Kids, School)

"None of my characters seem to have had sex yet - I haven't written about that. And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon - the school shootings."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Sex, School, Want)

"When I left school I went to Australia for a year and worked in the drama department of a school in Perth."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Drama, School)

"It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Power, Kids, Law, Practice, School, Trying)

"I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Fact, Focus, School, Wood)

"I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: America, Discovery, Fact, Play, School, Writing)

"I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I'd make a difference."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Thought, Difference, Law, School)

"I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know?"
- Stacey Dash
(Related: Act, School, Years)

"My kids are now the most popular kids in their school."
- Chris Daughtry
(Related: Kids, Now, Popular, School)

"If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Computers, Technology, Children, Hardware, School, Schools)

"Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: People, Fun, Now, Old, School, Writing)

"I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Time, Kids, Schools, Teaching, Writing)

"I have a Web site that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Action, Girls, Parents, School, Schools, Years)

"I went to school at this log school house. A white woman was my teacher, I do not remember her name. My father had to pay her one dollar a month for me. Us kids that went to school did not have desks, we used slates and set on the hued down logs for seats."
- Joe Davis
(Related: Father, Kids, Name, School, Woman)

"I'm a big rock star, I got a beautiful girl, and they still call me a fag. Its' like high school never ends - the jocks are always on top."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: School)

"Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools. In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school, I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Time, Pretty, School, Schools)

"If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Education, Sex, Law, Liberals, Schools, Will)

"You know, my children go to a local, local catholic school just down the road."
- John Deacon
(Related: Children, Road, School)

"I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Literary, School)

"So, after school, I needed to learn a trade and started to work as a tailor."
- Desmond Dekker
(Related: Work, School, Trade)

"I was born in St. Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school."
- Desmond Dekker
(Related: School)

"This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Age, Wisdom, Fool, School)

"The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

"After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper."
- Grazia Deledda
(Related: School)

"If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Gay, Public, Schools, Teaching)

"I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room."
- James Denton
(Related: Actors, Pretty, School, Theatre, Training)

"Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Anxiety, School, Teaching, Today)

"The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn't put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Experience, Time, Paris)

"I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Time, Behavior, Old, School, Sickness)

"Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Love, First, Mind, School, World)

"I went to art school, I think it helped me a great deal because it taught me who I am."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Art, School)

"I've had women come up to me and say I was the reason they went to law school."
- Susan Dey
(Related: Women, Law, Reason, School)

"My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Dad, Challenge, Fight, Now, Right)

"I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Attention, Class, School)

"I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Funny, Attention, Being, School)

"School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Focus, School, Want)

"If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Actor, Choice, First, School, Want)

"Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Knowledge, Principles, School, Spirit, World)

"As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school, I had no notion of public service then."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Fact, Law, Public, School, Service)

"I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Jobs, Law, School)

"I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Job, Law, Liquor, Night, School)

"I am not against Muslim schools. But as I believe in integration, I think we would be better off overall if we did not have denominational schools at all."
- Frank Dobson
(Related: Muslim, Schools)

"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized all the schooling it required. I didn't like school very much so I had to come up with something else."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Thought, School)

"And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Society, Military, School, Will)

"My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Age, Mother, Control, Military, School)

"My mother gave me a push. If I hadn't had her, maybe I wouldn't have had the push. If I hadn't gone to military school, maybe I wouldn't have decided to get with the program. Maybe I'd be running a bulldozer, rather than going on and doing something more."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Mother, Military, Running, School)

"It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Time, Beginning, Film, School, Television)

"What is different is I am giving the kids a chance to train every day. Not only once a day, but sometimes when they do not have school, we will try to do something in the morning too."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Chance, Day, Giving, Kids, School, Will)

"Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children."
- John Doolittle
(Related: America, Children, Country, Parents, Responsibility, Schools, Teachers)

"Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Decision, Court, Now, School)

"I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Church, Schools, Trade, Youth)

"In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Goal, Acting, School, Writer)

"I enjoy my relationship with straight men. It's very nurturing. It's very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted. So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger by straight persons in high school."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Men, School)

"It's unfortunate that sometimes in schools, there's this need to have things quantified and graded."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Schools)

"I did some acting in high school, I knew I really liked it."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Acting, School)

"People lived in the same apartments for years. You'd meet a group of kids in kindergarten, and you'd still be with them in high school. No one ever left the neighborhood."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: People, Kids, School, Years)

"I didn't go to the right schools, didn't come from a well-known family, nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Family, Publishing, Right, Schools)

"I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Being, Kids, Pressure, School)

"I don't know, you know all through high school I just knew I wanted to do it."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: School)

"The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

"If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing, they should send that money to the school system."
- Robert Duncan
(Related: Government, Money, School, Schools)

"The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Schools, Violence)

"Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: American, School, Tea)

"But I went to high school in a Portland suburb and went to college here."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: College, School)

"I never understood why the metal heads in my school hated the punks."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: School)

"We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Kids, School)

"If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Love, Science, Society, School)

"Each year, I say I'm going to go to school next year. It's inevitable that I'll end up getting my education."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Education, End, School)

"I didn't go to film school, I went to acting school."
- Charles S. Dutton
(Related: Acting, Film, School)

"My senior year I was basically supporting myself, so it was like, Do you want to eat and pay the rent, or do you want to go to school? I wanted to eat and pay the rent."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: School, Want)

"I was a loner in high school. I keep to myself, but I love life."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Life, Love, School)

"In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Thought, Kids, School)

"I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level."
- John Dyer
(Related: Art, School)

"So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did - played records."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Job, News, School)

"Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn't on a box."
- John Dykstra
(Related: People, Curriculum, Environment, Old)

"I have the life of Riley. I take my kids to school, do a bit of work in the afternoon, pick my kids up, microwave a meal, hang out with my kids, and work for a couple of hours."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Life, Work, Kids, School)

"If I was still at school, I'd be looking at Britney Spears and dying to be her."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Dying, School)

"In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Journey, School)

"It's not important to me to found a school; it's not important to me to have disciples."
- John Eaton
(Related: School)

"The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Force, Night, Rules, School)

"I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Abuse, School)

"I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Time, Mind, School, Shakespeare)

"But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Movies, Sex, School)

"My youngest daughter sings. She's going to be very good. She's graduated from Music School and she's been working down around and getting her feet wet, you know. I had her out with me for a year just showing her the ropes a little bit, but she's going to be all right."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Music, Daughter, Feet, Right, School)

"I just went to Harvard a little while, because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington and then I went up there but I didn't stay that long because I went into show business."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Business, School, Washington)

"I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Time, Popular, School)

"High School Musical has been a blessing and a gift."
- Zac Efron
(Related: School)

"We shot 'High School Musical' in eight weeks. I spent longer rehearsing for 'Hairspray' than filming 'High School Musical'."
- Zac Efron
(Related: School)

"I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Humor, Thought, People, School, Sense, Theater)

"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Compassion, Listening, Open, Parents, Questions, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Financial, Building, Healthcare, Schools, Security)

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Education, School)

"I grew up in Queens and New Jersey. I started doing children's theater when I was seven to get out of school because I didn't fit in."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Children, School, Theater)

"I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Music, Work, Actor, London, School, Study, Theater, Theatre, Youth)

"Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Acting, College, Drama, Interest, School, Theater)

"I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Attitude, Ballet, School)

"I want to get away from the high school thing and do other types of roles."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: School, Want)

"I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it's six degrees of separation."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Old, Play, School, Separation, Singing, Years)

"You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school."
- David James Elliott
(Related: Musicians, School)

"I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn't develop any bad habits."
- David James Elliott
(Related: Habits, School, Theater)

"I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Future, Psychology, School)

"I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn't stand to be ignored."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Attention, School)

"If did go back to school, I would want to learn another aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent, you need a law degree."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Entertainment, Law, School, Want)

"For me, I've always taken being on a set as my school, because I've been working since I was ten."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Being, School)

"I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: School)

"Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Financial, School, Years)

"I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked."
- Eminem
(Related: Mom, Schools, Welfare)

"Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion."
- Eminem
(Related: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

"As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s."
- John Engler
(Related: Quality, Country, Debate, School, states)

"And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents."
- John Engler
(Related: Choices, Creation, Parents, Public, Schools)

"Very few charter schools are being created in some of the best school districts in the state. If you're an educational innovator, that isn't where the greatest need is."
- John Engler
(Related: Being, School, Schools, State)

"The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education."
- John Engler
(Related: Education, Example, School, Trouble)

"I just have a position that any child that's in a failing school should be able to get out, or be in a position to have that school fixed."
- John Engler
(Related: School)

"I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools."
- John Engler
(Related: Schools)

"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Art, Thought, Magic, School)

"You would be surprised of films that people just don't see. You know what I mean? I'm always working and I'm a film buff but I'm an old school film buff."
- Mike Epps
(Related: People, Film, Old, School)

"I watch old school film so that I can learn so much that I just sort of miss all the new stuff."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Film, Old, School)

"Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Expectations, Famous, School, Study)

"My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Father, School, Teaching)

"My role models in the business were the older guys on my team when I first got there: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor. These were the guys who took me under their wing, and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Business, First)

"I love the music, I love the times, so to me that was exciting personally just to play something that starts in 1986 with graduating high school, we've got a great soundtrack in the pilot."
- Will Estes
(Related: Love, Music, Play, School)

"I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Play, Rivers, School, Schools)

"I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Being, Engineering, Law, Pressure, School, Years)

"But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Education, Choice, Engineering, Law, School)

"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Work, Baseball, Schools, Umpire)

"I never graduated high school; they had to change the Ivy League rules. During my tenure at Brown, I helped them become the number one Ivy League school."
- Robert Evans
(Related: Change, Ivy, Rules, School)

"I'm for prayer in schools."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Prayer, Schools)

"By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: End, Man, School)

"If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: People, Career, Fact, School, Soccer)

"I think there is a special bond between Carolina athletes. A lot of people seem to wear our gear because it is fashionable. They love the colors. It's Michael Jordan's school!"
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Love, People, Athletes, Colors)

"Everything has changed. When I was at school and was told I had better learn English, I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!"
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: English, Hell, School)

"I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Home, Movies)

"I learned to read at two. I was in a Montessori school and they teach you to read really, really young."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: School)

"That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Time, Idea, Force, Regret, School)

"It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Potential, Press, Public, Saying, Schools)

"There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Acting, Actors, School)

"I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn't believe them."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Christ, Christmas, School)

"The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Pretty, School, Washington)

"But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Life, Character, Man, Schools, Teachers)

"Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: School)

"I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Business, Grammar, Hollywood, School)

"One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Women, Balance, Being, Boys, Children, Girls, School, Teachers)

"You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

"If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Politics, Thought, Influence, Meaning, School, Words)

"I never liked group work in school."
- Brendan Fehr
(Related: Work, School)

"'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Education, Learning, Potential, School, states, Students)

"No one has the Houdini school of composition."
- Morton Feldman
(Related: School)

"I'd have to just say that working with other people, it's a different world from school."
- Tom Felton
(Related: People, School, World)

"Well, my closest friends are still the ones that I went to school with, but it's nice to go to work, at the studios, and have people there that you're willing to talk to and have a good conversation with."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Work, People, Conversation, Friends, School, Talk)

"You can finish school as soon as you finish the GCSE's."
- Tom Felton
(Related: School)

"A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature. Plus, it really teaches the baby who's boss."
- Tina Fey
(Related: Medical, Boss, Baby, School, Study)

"I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing."
- Tina Fey
(Related: Being, Drama, Popular, School, Sense)

"I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools."
- Sally Field
(Related: Time, Drama, Schools)

"You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle East in a Palestinian schoolbook."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Israel)

"American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Science, American, Countries, France, Reading, School, Students, Teenagers)

"From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of the Rough Gang - we went around and terrorized all the pupils in school."
- Joseph Fiennes
(Related: Age, People, School, Terror)

"The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Children, May, Parents, Right, Running)

"I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Children, School, Schools, Years)

"In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Action, Historians, Schools, Today)

"I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Mother, America)

"My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Feelings, Holidays, Sight)

"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Youth)

"My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Idea, Writer, Youth)

"The best defense against these people is to educate parents and children of the dangers that come along with the Internet and by limiting access to certain sites during the school day."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: People, Children, Day, Defense, Internet, Parents, School)

"Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

"I had all the normal interests - I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Love, Music, Basketball, Literature, School, Theater)

"I didn't really think about becoming a professional artist until high school, when I realized that everything else required too much math."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Artist, School)

"I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Nature, Virtue, Public, Schools, Spiritual)

"In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Faith, Trust, Discipline, Compassion, Ideals, Schools, Understanding)

"By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Development, Character, Values, Children, Parents, Schools, Students)

"I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Care, Community, Needs, School)

"Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, including many who are non-Catholic."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Schools, states, Students, United)

"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

"When I was in school, I was very involved with a lot of things. I was very very active. I couldn't say that I wasn't popular. I was a cheerleader when I was in junior high. I didn't make it in high school so I started a dance line."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Dance, Popular, School)

"For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Men, Women, Soul, Ideas, Church, Mind, School)

"If your kids attend school and grades are up that will make $1,000 contributions to some 10,000 kids across the country, are challenging kids to learn foreign languages or challenging kids to get summer jobs or seek summer enrichment opportunities?"
- Harold Ford
(Related: Country, Jobs, Kids, School, Summer, Will)

"I look forward to the day that a lot of the folks that you all talk about and cover on this network will begin to market products for these families and for these kids coming out of junior high school and high school all across the country."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Country, Day, Kids, Network, School, Talk, Will)

"The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Performance, School, Word)

"You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year."
- Henry Ford
(Related: School, World)

"At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter."
- Luke Ford
(Related: College, School)

"I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Actor, School)

"I went to a private arts school. We had to wear cloaks."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: School)

"Now, after the communist take-over in 1948, the amount of feature films produced dwindled to three a year, while the school was, you know, every year another three, four, five students."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Now, School, Students)

"I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn't even give me one because I didn't have my high school graduation."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Graduation, Thought, School, Study)

"I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Age, Time, Deep, Kids, Relationships, School)

"I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Church, Memories, School)

"When I was 14, I thought I was the coolest kid in school because I told everyone the jokes in FHM."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Thought, Jokes, School)

"People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Kids, School, Writing)

"They think I'm going to be a schoolteacher but I'm going to be a poet."
- Janet Frame
"My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her."
- James Franco
(Related: Name, Parents, School)

"I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself."
- James Franco
(Related: Acting, Effort, Painting, School)

"Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on improving them so our children get a better education, they will be better trained to compete for a job locally."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Education, Children, Job, Schools, Will)

"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Experience, Fools, School, Will)

"Schools that are to cater for the whole population must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are the needs and abilities of the children who enter them."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Children, Needs, Population, Schools)

"I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Thought, People, Running, School)

"When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Music, School, Theater)

"The informing idea of what you want to say and do, that's what will take you from film school to professional - the idea. That's what is original to you."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Idea, Film, School, Want, Will)

"As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Art, Being, Curriculum, School)

"I'll tell you right now. I'm for prayer in school."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Now, Prayer, Right, School)

"I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Daughter, College, School)

"I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine."
- Karl von Frisch
(Related: Grammar, Medicine, School, University)

"The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Impression, Reason, School)

"I go to school the youth to learn the future."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Future, School, Youth)

"The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Disgrace, Public, School)

"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Money, Day, Force, Schools, Will)

"Every German child learns to speak English in school."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: English, School)

"I wish I had more time to visit schools."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Time, Schools, Visit)

"Who wants to go to school and be asked for, like, 20 autographs?"
- Edward Furlong
(Related: School)

"I had a hard time going back to school after T2. I really didn't want to go to private school."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Time, School, Want)

"I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds."
- Nelly Furtado
(Related: First, Kids, Open, School)

"Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose."
- Dan Gable
(Related: People, Fear, Right, School)

"I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Awareness, Being, School)

"I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to."
- David Gallagher
(Related: End, Football, Friends, Games, School, Spirit)

"Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Schools, Teachers)

"Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, Control, Curriculum, Public, Schools, Teachers)

"The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Performance, Reading, Results, School, Schools)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"As for acting, I took drama lessons when I was in high school."
- Megan Gallagher
(Related: Acting, Drama, School)

"Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, College, School, states, University)

"There were no spells at my school, just a smack in the mouth."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: School)

"I was voted best-looking kid in high school but, as you can see, things changed. I used to say I was a 260 pound Woody Allen. You can make that 295 pound now."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: Now, School)

"It's a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs."
- John Gardner
(Related: School, Students, Study)

"I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, Now, Schools, Today, Will, Wonder, Years)

"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, Goal, Burden, Conviction, Pursuit, School, Will)

"I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Architecture, College, School, Songs)

"In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we'd have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: First, Quick, School)

"I used to run to school, 10k every day. And this at altitude, perfect preparation, really."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Day, Preparation, School)

"Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world."
- Patrick Geddes
(Related: Day, School, Summer, Will, World)

"I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz."
- David Geffen
(Related: Business, Life, School)

"Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Medical, Debt, Doctors, Reform, School, Will)

"The world is changing and the physical barriers are down now. It's time for the emotional barriers to go down. And what better place to start than school?"
- Laura San Giacomo
(Related: Time, Now, School, World)

"There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven't been trained. It's really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it."
- Laura San Giacomo
(Related: Education, Job, Schools)

"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Genius, Conversation, School, Solitude, Understanding)

"Schools used to fund-raise for luxuries, like a trip to the water slides. Now, we fund-raise for things we have to have."
- Kirk Gibson
(Related: Now, Schools, Water)

"He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster. So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school."
- Ryan Giggs
(Related: People, School)

"A good place to start initially would be school plays."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: School)

"I got all the schooling any actress needs. That is, I learned to write enough to sign contract."
- Hermione Gingold
(Related: Needs)

"We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Truth, Law, Schools)

"The stage was our school, our home, our life."
- Lillian Gish
(Related: Life, Home, School)

"No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Experience, History, School)

"There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison."
- William Glasser
(Related: Time, Job, Prison, School, World)

"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)

"Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?"
- William Glasser
(Related: Work, Competence, Help, Schools, Students, Will, World)

"You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, School)

"What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher."
- William Glasser
(Related: Conversation, School, Students)

"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Focus, Schools, Thinking)

"As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Schools, Will)

"We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system."
- William Glasser
(Related: Nothing, Schools, Teachers)

"If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

"If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Competence, Students, Teaching, Will)

"In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Being, Books, Forbidden, Help, Open, School, Students)

"Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy."
- William Glasser
(Related: Democracy, Help, Preparation, Running, School, Students, Succeed)

"Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Education, Freedom, Project, School, Summer)

"I graduated from high school in '62 and I didn't know any people who were gay. I'm sure there were people, but I didn't know any. For years and years, I guess, I was very uptight about being a gay actor. I thought it would make me less hirable."
- John Glover
(Related: Thought, People, Actor, Being, Gay, School, Years)

"College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage."
- George Gobel
(Related: Marriage, College, School)

"I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Music, Life, Being, College, School, Service, State)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Time, Options, Regret, School, Support, Vegetarianism)

"I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Work, Mother, Father, College, Culture, Famous, Language, Man, School)

"Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice, don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides, Sunday school teachers?"
- Martin Goldsmith
(Related: School, Teachers)

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Genius, Grammar, Learning, Liquor, Nonsense)

"I don't think the schools are getting as much money as they should."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Schools)

"Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: People, Opportunity, Kids, Living, Wage, Wages)

"As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job."
- Jane Goodall
(Related: Money, Mother, Dream, College, England, Job, School, University)

"The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked."
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Related: Car, Being, Job, School)

"Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

"I turned pro and won Rookie of the Year on the South African Tour and then it took me two tries at the qualifying school on the European Tour and to get my card and the rest is history."
- Retief Goosen
(Related: History, African, Rest, School)

"Because our daughters have school and it's just such a hassle going down to New York all the time, we can really only go on the weekends, we kind of... Steve came up here and worked out stuff for the second half of the record."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Time, Daughters, School)

"We recorded the record on a Saturday afternoon March 30th and I heard the record for the first time on April 6th. I was driving to school, literally seven days later."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Time, April, Driving, First, March, School)

"I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Girlfriend, School, Singing, Years)

"Just this week, my husband proposed a plan for schools and libraries to develop their own plans to keep children from finding indecent material on the Internet as an alternative to a Congressional proposal that would require a federally mandated solution."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: HusbChildren, Internet, Libraries, Schools, Solution)

"I don't like schools. And I mean, you have to call on all your friends to get them into their schools."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Friends, Schools)

"I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: First, Now, School)

"And I remember as a second or third grader having some autonomy to go to the store if I felt like it, walk home, take my time, kick the can. We were on our own schedule after school, so that was cool."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Home, Time, School)

"In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy. I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: School, Songs)

"One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Hearing, Hurt, Problems, School, Sensitivity)

"Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, Problems, School, Years)

"I haven't seen a new football play since I was in high school. You have just so many holes in a line and you have eleven men playing, and there's only so many ways you can go through those holes, and those ways have been used for forty, fifty years."
- Red Grange
(Related: Men, Football, Play, School, Years)

"With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Curriculum, Future, Job, Road, School, Students)

"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Family, Religion, Church, School, State)

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Learning, May, School, World)

"I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Girlfriend, Pain, School, Teenage, Years)

"I believe there ought to be school choice, so that parents can choose within the public school system."
- William H. Gray
(Related: Choice, Parents, Public, School)

"The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school."
- William H. Gray
(Related: Society, America, Argument, Minority, Pursuit, School)

"It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Science, Intellectuals, Schools)

"A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors. I think all directors should go to drama school."
- Eva Green
(Related: Actors, Drama, Now, School)

"At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes."
- Henry Green
(Related: Fear, Court, Public, School, University)

"We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Example, Philosophy, School, Students, Want)

"Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Technology, Now, Schools, Will)

"Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Time, Work, Travel, Jobs, Schools, Trade, Training, Want)

"So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing, but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Technology, Regret, Schools)

"Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Experience, Education, Kids, Poor, School, Want)

"But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us, so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children. And the other founders felt the same way."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Family, Children, School)

"In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake. But that won't work in the new information culture, in the digital world we live in today."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Work, Mistake, Culture, Information, Schools, Today, World)

"We're not a vocational school. If someone wants to get a high-paying job, I would hope that there are easier ways to do it than working through a formal computer science curriculum."
- Philip Greenspun
(Related: Science, Hope, Computer, Curriculum, Job, School)

"When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Design, Time, Work, Potential, School, Schools, Students)

"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Home, Hate, School, Shame)

"Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit."
- John Grierson
(Related: Happiness, Nothing, Philosophy, Pursuit, School, Spirit)

"I went out to visit Dorsey Burnette, after I graduated high school."
- Jimmy Griffin
(Related: School, Visit)

"I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Art, First, School, Years)

"I've just started school again, and it was a bit strange to start off with; it took me three or four days to get used to it. My friends have been great, they've been treating me normally."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Friends, School)

"I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Experience, Medical, Psychoanalysis, School)

"It's fun to come back to the town where I went to school and see all the new Wildcat players."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Fun, School)

"My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Medical, Mother, Public, School, Woman)

"I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around my sons' school schedules."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: School, Sons)

"I don't work a five-day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Love, Time, Women, Work, Envy, Job, School)

"Of all work-schools, a good farm is probably the best for motor development."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Work, Development)

"We want people to realize you are at a design school, not a land grant college. The way we look says a great deal about who we are."
- James Hall
(Related: Design, People, College, Land, School, Want)

"It was very much like Norman Rockwell: small town America. We walked to school or rode our bikes, stopped at the penny candy store on the way home from school, skated on the pond."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Home, America, School)

"What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Funny, Friend, Girls, School)

"Well, I think, you know, the university and the high schools are also important, but depends how I'm going to do in tennis - well, I hope. I mean, it depends, so I don't know yet."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Hope, Schools, Tennis, University)

"I'm visiting my high school. Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: School)

"I take my son to school and then I drive 45 minutes to practice with my ABA team, the Florida Pit Bulls, from 10 to 1. In the afternoon, I have meetings."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Son, Meetings, Practice, School)

"Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Dad, American, Germany, Kids, Meeting, School, Schools, Service)

"All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Time, Dream, Being, Now, School, Waiting, Years)

"In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Women, First, Law, School)

"I like this job - most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Life, Chance, Job, Kids, School)

"Lou and I met while we were in high school in our senior year. We were in many of the same classes together and quite a few times we went over to his house to hang out."
- Phil Harris
(Related: School)

"I wasn't being bullied at school at this point. I had a group of friends, and I was isolated because I wasn't communicating with my parents. I wasn't telling them what I was going through."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Being, Friends, Parents, School)

"I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Art, Direction, Film, Photography, School)

"I used to go to school in Manhattan with a bunch of the City Kids."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Kids, School)

"I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Time, Kids, Novelty, Parents, Pretty, School)

"You get on TV and you become more of a star and it makes it real hard to go back to school and sit in a classroom, put your hand up if you have a question or something."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Classroom, Question, School)

"I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Work, Mom, Daughter, Choice, Focus, School, Years)

"I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Hearing, School)

"I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do."
- John Hawkes
(Related: Performance, Right, School)

"After school I moved to London to get involved in music. I took the whole thing very seriously."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Music, London, School)

"A certain administration which I won't call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that's the birth of hip-hop."
- Isaac Hayes
(Related: Brothers, Name, Nothing, Schools)

"Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Education, Authority, End, Liberal, Rest, Schools, State, Support)

"This is the other thing: we make the cost of raising kids higher than it has to be just because we feel they need all this stuff, like gadgets, certain schools, and activities that are nice but aren't really necessary."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Kids, Schools)

"I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Life, Mom, Time, Work, Home, Kids, School, Sense, Trying)

"I've lectured at the Harvard Business School several times."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, School)

"Experience is a good school. But the fees are high."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Experience, School)

"War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Peace, War, Man, School)

"I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades."
- Levon Helm
(Related: School, Trying)

"I entered the work force cleaning breast pumps at a pharmacy! It was a part-time gig while I was at school... no interview required."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Work, Force, School)

"It will never be mistaken for a high school gymnasium or a meeting room in a Midwestern motel."
- Donal Henahan
(Related: Meeting, School, Will)

"I have wanted to be a fine artist painter, and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people. And I was not getting very far in that from my professors."
- John Hench
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Information, Schools)

"When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Building, First, Old, Right, School, Years)

"I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Business, People, School, Years)

"The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Food, Success, America, Being, College, School)

"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Christmas, Class, Night, Poor, School, Woman, Writing)

"Then, when I was a senior in high school, I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Acting, Class, School)

"I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Being, School)

"Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions."
- Jim Henson
(Related: College, First, School, University)

"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Change, Father, Blame, Brothers, Fault, School, Sisters, Teachers)

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
- George Herbert
(Related: Father)

"Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Education, Time, History, School)

"It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal."
- Gilbert Hernandez
(Related: School)

"I always felt I was living in two worlds. One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew, relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood, were Mexican. Then school was a different world. It was ethnically mixed."
- Gilbert Hernandez
(Related: Kids, Living, Relatives, School, World)

"We're not in high school anymore and we've had a little more life experiences to help us better understand what were going through in terms of stardom and recognition."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Life, Help, School)

"I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: School)

"It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Quiet, Reverie, School, Silence, Sound)

"One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Being, Law, Now, School)

"I like school very much, and I'll go to college if my career slows down. But kids go to college to be where I am today. Not to put college down, but for me, it would be digressing."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Career, College, Kids, School, Today)

"All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Age, Computer, Kids, School, Today, Want, World)

"Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

"While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

"There has been a growing consensus across the country - from statehouses to the White House and the halls of Congress - that we need to take dramatic steps to improve our secondary schools."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Congress, Country, Schools)

"Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Success, College, School, Students)

"If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Failure, English, Law, Nation, Right, Schools, Students, Will)

"For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Population, Schools)

"In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world. The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Art, School, states, United, World)

"I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Home, Kids, Pretty, School)

"Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: People, Community, Company, Publishing, School)

"I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Actor, School)

"I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Music, Grammar, Horror, Old, School)

"Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Education, Home, Blame, School)

"In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Movies, People, America, Literature, Painting, Popular)

"Art imitates life. Life imitates high school."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Life, School)

"No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: American, Honor, Public, School)

"I dated the same girl all through high school."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: School)

"I don't think of them as teenage songs. The things that happen to you in high school are the same things that happen your entire life. You can fall in love at 60; you can get rejected at 80."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Love, Life, School, Songs, Teenage)

"Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that's ever happened in your life. It's not. You'll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won't make a difference in your life in the long haul."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Life, People, Difference, Press, School)

"Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Suffering, Teaching)

"When schools produce students who learned to think on the left or on the right, they're not thinking for themselves."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Right, Schools, Students, Thinking)

"I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Time, Father, Doubt, Months, Old, School, Years)

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Home, Time, Children, Mothers, Schools)

"It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Geometry, Problems, Will)

"After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Famous, School)

"I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater."
- John Hughes
(Related: Romance, Day, School, Theater)

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Prison, School)

"Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?"
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: America, End, State)

"Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Nation, Now, School)

"Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Leader, Children, Choice, Choices, Tax, Giving, Parents, School, Schools)

"The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games."
- John Hume
(Related: Achievement, Games, School, Talk, Years)

"I went to the local schools, the local state primary school, and then to the local grammar school. A secondary school, which technically was an independent school, it was not part of the state educational system."
- John Hume
(Related: Grammar, School, Schools, State)

"Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Business, Destiny, School, World)

"I still have my bad days when I think I'm not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, 'listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school."
- Bonnie Hunt
(Related: Mother, Day, School)

"I didn't go to high school, and I didn't go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability."
- H. L. Hunt
(Related: Education, School)

"I think that all of us are 5-year-olds and we don't want to be embarrassed in the schoolyard."
- Helen Hunt
(Related: Want)

"I went out with this boy on the proviso that he didn't tell anybody we were together. The idiot didn't keep his mouth shut. I dumped him. I never went out with a boy from school again."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: School)

"I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Mother, Father, Language, Luck, Parents, School)

"At seventeen, I knew the end of a dream... I would never be a schoolboy again."
- King Hussein
(Related: Dream, End)

"There's something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Age, Brothers, Friends, School)

"There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Criticism, Justification, Schools, Trade)

"I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired."
- Janis Ian
(Related: Beauty, Love, Truth, Girls, School, Smiles)

"The public school has become the established church of secular society."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Society, Church, Public, School)

"School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Life, Care, Fact, School)

"When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Legal, Family, Fighting, Rights, Law, Man, School, states)

"I had wanted to play drums since the age of 9 when I saw a drum set in the window of a music store for the first time. We took lessons at a local music school and began playing together after about 6-9 months of lessons."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Age, Music, Time, First, Months, Play, School)

"My next step must be to go to drama school. Well, I get into drama school, so I did that."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Drama, School)

"So I continued through my next school, which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year, all the way through. I showed other talents which gave me self-respect, which is fine."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Age, School, Self)

"I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Guitar, Holidays, School, Traveling)

"At age 10 or 12 he's going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just off South Hampton."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Age, England, School)

"When I was still in prep school - 14, 15 - I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things."
- John Irving
(Related: Life, Day, School, Writing)

"The things that got me through grade school are helping me out later in life. It's like, I show up on time. If you buy a ticket to one of my shows, I'll show up. I'll be there. And if it says 10:00, I'll be on stage at 10:00."
- Chris Isaak
(Related: Life, Time, School)

"The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Being, Curriculum, Drugs, Kids, Motives, Parents, Pressure, Schools, Today, Violence)

"I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school, you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave. Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the ones who must accept responsibility."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Help, May, Parents, Responsibility, School, Teachers)

"Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Classroom, Learning)

"The most important thing I learned in school was how to touch type."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: School)

"Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Education, Progress, Americans, Schools)

"They take pride in their schools. They begin to participate, where, when they are renters, they don't do that. So what we're doing by this program is strengthening America."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: America, Pride, Schools)

"After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Job, Law, School, Years)

"It occurred to me in my junior year of high school. I got my first letter from a big college. I still have that letter to this day - a letter from Indiana."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: College, Day, First, School)

"I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: College, Draft, First, School)

"As a 9th grader, I competed with the high school kids and out of 600 people, I finished 10th."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: People, Kids, School)

"I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Writer)

"Well, especially now I come to realize - and then - I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I'd record for hours and hours until it's time to go to sleep."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Time, Now, Right, Sleep)

"The training of the schools should be extended to the heart as well as the mind and hand."
- Sheldon Jackson
(Related: Heart, Mind, Schools, Training)

"I ain't afraid to tell the world that it didn't take school stuff to help a fella play ball."
- Shoeless Joe Jackson
(Related: Help, Play, School, World)

"The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later."
- William Jackson
(Related: Age, Interest, Journalism, School, Writing)

"Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: School, Training)

"I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?"
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Business, School)

"I got a feeling I had loads when I was in primary school, 'cause I had red hair; you know, like Duracell."
- Richard D. James
(Related: Feeling, Hair, School)

"Knowing what I do now, I don't know if I'd ever have the balls to go to film school, with no connections and no knowledge of the business side at all."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Film, School)

"When Christopher and Charles passed away, I was completely depressed, I felt rejected and real down, and so Roscoe invited me because he had this spirit of compassion, and we had gone to school together, were friends and everything."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Compassion, Friends, School, Spirit)

"The cry comes from the friends of the school-room, from those who would give the State a strong, great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness. This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men, no matter where his home may be."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Home, Citizenship, Friends, May, Protection, School, State)

"The school-room sends men to the Legislature, to the bench, and the executive office. The bar-room sends them to the scaffold and hell."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Men, Hell, Office, School)

"There is an eternal conflict between the school-room and the bar-room. The school-room makes men, the bar-room destroys them."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Men, Conflict, School)

"How I dressed in high school is the way we dressed."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: School)

"Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Music, War, Father, School, Talking, Theology, Want)

"I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Jazz, School)

"But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others - that high school thing of joining the club."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Approval, School)

"We put so much pressure on kids to excel in school at such a young age."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Age, Kids, Pressure, School)

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm, School, Teachers)

"I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Sympathy, People, Being, School, Theory)

"I had no idea what I was going to do when they threw me out of school."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Idea, School)

"Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Anger, Peace, Management, Conflict, Curriculum, Resolution, Respect, School, Tolerance)

"And so for a couple of years my life was divided between my music and my school books."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Life, Music, Books, School, Years)

"No matter what kind of day I've had at school, I always look forward to golf."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Day, Golf, School)

"If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Love, Sex, Father, Books, Portraits, School)

"When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Happiness, Children, Confidence, Day, Difference, Joy, Night, School, Self, World)

"So I was determined to use my last two years in college doing something I thought I would enjoy, which was acting. And it was probably because there was girls over in the drama school too, you know?"
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Thought, Acting, College, Drama, Girls, School, Years)

"So by the time I got to Michigan I was a stutterer. I couldn't talk. So my first year of school was my first mute year and then those mute years continued until I got to high school."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Time, First, School, Talk, Years)

"I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: School)

"After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Children, Friends, Popular, School)

"Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law."
- June Jordan
(Related: Sister, Brother, Habits, Language, Law, Lying, Schools, Self, Speech, Writing)

"My mother was the president of the PTA at every school I attended."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Mother, President, School)

"My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Mother, Parents, School)

"You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale that is as inarticulate as Bush. Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: School)

"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize."
- James Joyce
(Related: Art, Pleasure, Schools)

"The NAACP was even considering earlier this summer reassessing their position on school integration."
- Tom Joyner
(Related: School, Summer)

"I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Education, School)

"I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like every time I drew something for a class project, it either got thrown away by the teacher or something."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Time, Class, Project, School)

"That was my aspiration, so I was there in a seminary with just boys who were studying to be priests. Pretty rigorous schooling; we never got home, we stayed there all year."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Home, Boys, Pretty)

"I remember when I was a kid in school and teachers would explain things to me about what I read, and I'd think, Where did they get that? I didn't read that in there. Later you look at it and think, That's kind of an interesting idea."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Idea, School, Teachers)

"I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, Wisdom, Truth, Progress, Debate, Law, Listening, School, Students)

"I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Computer, Project, School)

"Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school - this was in the 1960s."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Computers, Father, Help, School)

"Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: History, Children, Future, Geography, Internet, School)

"I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Chess, Children, Schools, Thinking)

"In Kansas I have a chess school."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Chess, School)

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"
- John Keats
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, School, World)

"I read. It's also nice for me to get involved in schoolwork, which is a totally different world than acting. It makes me feel like I am doing things that normal people are doing at my age."
- Monica Keena
(Related: Age, People, Acting, World)

"If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers - if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Kids, Newspapers, Schools, Television)

"At college age, you can tell who is best at taking tests and going to school, but you can't tell who the best people are. That worries the hell out of me."
- Barnaby C. Keeney
(Related: Age, People, College, Hell, School, Tests)

"It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Father, Cause, Children, Conflict, Man, Right, School, Trying)

"A human life is a schooling for eternity."
- Gottfried Keller
(Related: Life, Eternity)

"I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Act, Children, Crime, Safety, Support, Today)

"That's what's so great about my job. I get paid to do what got me in trouble in grade school space out and play with my imaginary friends. In terms of Isaac, when the time's right."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Time, Friends, Job, Play, Right, School, Space, Trouble)

"The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not to go to law school."
- David E. Kelley
(Related: People, Law, Lawyers, School)

"My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Mother, Idea, Dancing, Job, Open, School)

"Later, after flying in the Navy for four or five years, spending some time on an aircraft carrier, I applied to and was accepted in a program where I went to graduate school first and then to the Naval Test Pilots School."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Time, First, Flying, Navy, School, Years)

"But in practice Australia - the pluralism of Australia - sorry the sectarianism to an extent stopped at the time you took your uniform off after coming home from school."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Home, Time, Practice, School)

"So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia, I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being marginalised even in the Catholic school."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Being, Importance, School)

"We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Science, Inspiring, Reward, School, Students, Teachers)

"At the federal level, we must help, not hinder, local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators as they make decisions about educating our children."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Children, Decisions, Help, Parents, School, Teachers)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Country, Diversity, Kids, Schools)

"Sometimes it was difficult to make friends and be social in school because I was always practicing while other kids were getting together and doing things. But it just made me closer to my family, and I realized that they would always be there no matter what."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Family, Friends, Kids, School)

"In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Legal, Islam, Doctrine, Law, Liberty, Principles, Schools)

"I'd like to work on putting art programs back in schools."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Art, Work, Schools)

"But life is a great school. It thrashes and bangs and teaches you."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Life, School)

"It's funny how all of this has worked out - I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Funny, Now, Popular, Pretty, School, states, United, Want)

"Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning."
- B. B. King
(Related: Brother, College, Jazz, Learning, Play, School)

"Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs."
- Florence King
(Related: People, Being, Jobs, School)

"In this way, some film schools can be destructive."
- Richard King
(Related: Film, Schools)

"I think you get out of film school what you put into it. If you don't care about making movies, film school will do you no good."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Care, Film, School, Will)

"I did not go to film school."
- Richard King
(Related: Film, School)

"My point is that, over the years, I've taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: People, Acting, Energy, Kids, School, Years)

"I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Education, Alliance, Schools)

"It's fine to have anal sex as long as you're not in high school."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Sex, School)

"Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Imagination, Power, Successful, School)

"Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Education, Financial, Schools)

"We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Money, Work, People, Books, School)

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Education, History, English, Mathematics, Public, School, Training)

"But to do it professionally is a quantum leap difference and my father had to be persuaded by these kind of Ivy League professors that I should go to the Yale Drama School, another one of the stories in there."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Father, Difference, Drama, Ivy, School)

"And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Comedy, Drama, School)

"I told her it was a bigger than life musical, that all the actors were going to be about the same age, late twenties into thirties. It would be a style; a kind of surreal high school."
- Randal Kleiser
(Related: Life, Age, Actors, School, Style)

"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
(Related: Science, Boys, Geography, Philosophy, Rest, School)

"Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Time, Dancing, Germany, School)

"I never went to a modeling school, and I don't suggest to anybody that they go to a modeling school."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: School)

"The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn't fit with expectation - I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Expectation, Folk, Logic, School)

"There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: College, Country, Guitar, Kids, Play, Schools, Singing)

"I grew up in a very nice house in Houston, went to private school all my life and I've never even been to the 'hood. Not that there's anything wrong with the 'hood."
- Beyonce Knowles
(Related: Life, Houston, School, Wrong)

"Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than in the lives of most members of my class, and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone else who ever attended the school."
- John Knowles
(Related: Life, Class, School)

"At this point I was strongly advised that I was too young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover, another boarding school."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: College, School)

"During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Company, Military, School)

"When a child shows up for school, and is not physically and mentally ready to learn, he or she never catches up."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: School)

"I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago."
- Harvey Korman
(Related: Chicago, Drama, School)

"Nationally, overwhelmingly non-white schools receive $1,000 less per pupil than overwhelmingly white schools."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Schools)

"An awful lot of people come to college with this strange idea that there's no longer segregation in America's schools, that our schools are basically equal; neither of these things is true."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: People, Idea, America, College, Schools)

"During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Education, Time, Progress, Achievement, Public, Schools)

"If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign, morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Public, School, Schools, Support, Will)

"I'd love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Love, School, Teaching, Years)

"I think a lot of people don't have any idea of how deeply segregated our schools have become all over again. Most textbooks are not honest in what they teach our high school students."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: People, Idea, School, Schools, Students)

"In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Children, First, Job, Reading, School, Want, Writing)

"Then to have your baby playing at the school you played at and having him play well is a special treat."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Baby, Play, School)

"When we first met, I was trying to put a band together. I asked around at school for other guys who wanted to play in a band. Someone told me about a juvenile delinquent they knew who played bongos."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: First, Play, School, Trying)

"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)

"I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Time, School, Weapons, Will)

"I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men's college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Car, Time, Men, College, Economics, School, Summer)

"There's definitely an old school element to my music, but I also think it's modern."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Music, Old, School)

"I knew Slash in high school, but not very well. Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway. Pretty much looked then the way he does now."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Now, Pretty, School)

"Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Music, Art, Arithmetic, Now, Reading, Schools, Writing)

"You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Mind, Painting, School, Theory, Today)

"From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools, I know-they get worse every year. They're absolutely ridiculously retarded now."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Experience, Artists, Hiring, Now, Schools, Years)

"While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Success, Absence)

"I really feel like the first day I went to drama school and I went up on stage, that I found my vocation. It's kind of a cliched thing to say but I really feel like it was what I was meant to do."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Day, Drama, First, School, Vocation)

"Orlando's a really cool guy. They hired him for "Lord of the Rings" out of drama school. He's very new at this still and doesn't have a lot of experience. So we were in this together and we've tried to help each other out. We felt very equal which was good."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Experience, Drama, Help, School)

"My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that's still what I do: teach."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Ambition, Coach, School)

"When I went to high school, an all-boys' school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn't make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, First, Football, School)

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Thought, Failure, Positive, Coach, First, School, Sense)

"Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Basketball, First, School)

"I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Old, Pleasure, School, Years)

"It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Choice, Future, Monument, Past, Schools, Today, Will)

"It is difficult because the school I go to, my friends do not attend."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Friends, School)

"I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, People, Kids, Poor, School, Schools)

"I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Life, Society, Mother, Father, Eyes, Kids)

"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

"I didn't understand the American fascination with the Japanese schoolgirl. No, I don't think I can, really."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: American)

"Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Time, Envy, Friends, Fun, Guilt, Kids, School, Talking, Training)

"I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Racism, School, Youth)

"I was a dummy in school."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: School)

"I ended up turning down a full scholarship of music at the conservatory to pay to go to cooking school."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Music, Cooking, School)

"Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Being, England, Growing up)

"I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: War, People, Effort, Examination, First, Germany, Law, School)

"I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: English, School)

"I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Childhood, Faces, Old, School)

"I think our vision heretofore has been and should continue to be to have Cardozo be the kind of law school that we can be proud of. I would like to see it gain recognition as one of the three best law schools in New York City."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Vision, Gain, Law, School, Schools)

"I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Law, School)

"At a moderate calculation, among a million of persons inhabiting the metropolis, there are, at least, twenty-five thousand children who attend these schools, and cost their parents as many pounds sterling, per annum."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Children, Parents, Schools)

"Female schools might be comprised in the list of those worthy the public patronage, with great propriety."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Public, Schools)

"My school is attended by near three hundred scholars."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: School)

"I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court."
- Richard Land
(Related: Court, Ivy, School, Want)

"Well, I didn't really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn't pull up and leave when I felt like it."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Daughter, School)

"I'm still the fat kid from high school who never had a date."
- Nathan Lane
(Related: School)

"On Career Day in high school, you don't walk around looking for the cartoon guy."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Career, Day, School)

"The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

"My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Education, Mother, Needs, Parents, School)

"As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we were constantly conscious of being of modest means."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Food, Being, Clothes, School)

"So I majored in Drama, did all the plays that were possible to do, skated through school in order to be in every production on stage or backstage in whatever capacity and I came to New York looking for work in the summers."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Work, Drama, Order, Production, School)

"It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Children, Fact, Now, Public, Schools, Shame)

"I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Authority, Fact, Schools)

"If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Life, Day, Fault, School)

"The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: People, Majority)

"I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: School)

"Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Cause, School)

"I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, Pretty, Public, Questions, Reading, School, Teachers, Years)

"When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry: chemical analysis under the microscope, and trying to understand the composition of cells."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: School, Trying)

"Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Time, School, Waste, Years)

"I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Guitar, Practice, School)

"At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: School, Silly, Writer)

"My father had left behind an old piano. My sister was already going to school, my mother was out working, and I stayed at home alone with my adorable grandmother who understood nothing I said. It was so boring that I stayed at the piano all day long, and that saved my life."
- Michel Legrand
(Related: Home, Life, Mother, Father, Sister, Day, Nothing, Old, School)

"The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years. In that long span of time it has been for all of us a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Time, Church, School, Years)

"When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Paris, Play, School)

"That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Destruction, Military, Now, Potential, Reason, Schools, Thinking, Today)

"Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor."
- Abe Lemons
(Related: Medical, School)

"You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'"
- Abe Lemons
(Related: Medical, Class, School)

"If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do."
- Ivan Lendl
(Related: Movies, Friends, Practice, School)

"Old School has humongous laughs all the way through it."
- Thomas Lennon
(Related: Old, School)

"An actor has to be very, very careful, as one of the most wonderful props - and actors love props - is a cigarette. There's so much to do with it: you can bring it up to your face, play with the smoke. It's just the greatest - ever since I was 16 and in acting school in England, I've been playing around with cigarettes."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Love, Acting, Actor, Actors, England, Play, School)

"So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Education, Children, Opinion, Schools, Support)

"Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I'm acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn't consist of a high school drama class."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Time, Son, Acting, Class, Drama, First, Play, School)

"So if there is a government grant offered for anything, like starting a business or going to school, they cannot discriminate because of your age."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Age, Business, Government, School)

"Most every dental school has discount dental services."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: School)

"We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools; that's the only way most of us got through."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Prayer, Schools)

"Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it's going to be one of those really silly movies and that's how it got made."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Movies, Work, Brooks, Comedy, School, Silly)

"I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Work, Acting, School, Years)

"I've been told by the prosecutors and by my own attorneys I should go to law school. I guess I have a knack for it."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Law, School)

"All that schooling never prepares you for the reality of life."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: Life, Reality)

"I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China."
- Jet Li
(Related: Coach, First, Learning, Nothing, School, Years)

"The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Education, Children, President, Promise, Reform, Schools)

"When we signed our deal in 1974, we'd already been together for six years. When they lowered the drinking age in Ontario in 1971 to 18 years, we went from playing two or three high schools in a month to playing clubs two or three times a week."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Age, Drinking, Schools, Years)

"But I spent just two calendar years at Cornell University, though it was covering more than three years of work, and then went to medical school and did become interested in psychiatry, and even helped form a kind of psychiatry club in medical school."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Medical, Work, Psychiatry, School, University, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, School, Teenagers)

"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Dad, School, University)

"You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Love, Competition, Fun, Learning, School, Want)

"I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Class, School)

"I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up."
- Maya Lin
(Related: School, Teachers)

"I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale. I applied almost as a lark. Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Class, First, School)

"I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It's what you learn, what you think. That's all that counts."
- Maya Lin
(Related: School)

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Government, Philosophy, School, Will)

"Good schools, good jobs, good government. These are not unreasonable demands. But sadly, some of our people have already lost heart and have left Hawaii to look for these things elsewhere."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Government, People, Heart, Jobs, Schools)

"I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Success, People, School)

"At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them."
- Laura Linney
(Related: Act, School, Teachers, Trying, Writing)

"We are the only school in America, drama school in America that trains actors, writers and directors side by side for three years in a master's degree program, and we want them - to expose them to everything."
- James Lipton
(Related: Actors, America, Drama, School, Want, Writers, Years)

"Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Work, School, Years)

"I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them."
- Blake Lively
(Related: Boyfriend, Boys, School, Talk)

"I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!"
- Blake Lively
(Related: Friends, Party, School)

"In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe."
- Blake Lively
(Related: School)

"We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited group of dignitaries from the government that might have gone to school in America; to the U.S. Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target."
- Bob Livingston
(Related: Government, People, America, Play, School, Trying)

"I had never, ever drunk beer in high school, and by the time I got to Tech we were having these parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk. I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat... Insane! Insane!"
- Bob Livingston
(Related: Time, Beer, School)

"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

"It was all that stuff about taking your parents' car when you're 13, sneaking booze into rock shows and ditching school with your friends. I could relate to that as a former teenager, rather than as a present parent."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Car, Friends, Parents, Present, School)

"I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Acting, School)

"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Danger, Football, School, Study)

"When I look back, it was a strange period in my life, looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and forming Slayer when I was still 17, not out of high school."
- Dave Lombardo
(Related: Life, Childhood, School, Teenage, Years)

"I didn't go to college, I went straight from high school to working on I'll Fly Away, I was very, very lucky."
- Jeremy London
(Related: College, School)

"Before the eighth grade, I probably went to seven or eight different schools."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Schools)

"It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Mistake, School)

"I wore a woman's antique fur jacket to my high school junior prom."
- Lance Loud
(Related: School, Woman)

"Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, Famous, School)

"I have been looking forward to this age of my life for a long time. In my twenties, I marked the days on the calendar - I was sick of playing high-school kids."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Age, Life, Time, Kids)

"I was way into Primus in high school so hanging out with him was a thrill."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: School)

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Books, Earth, Rivers, Sea, Sky)

"Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present."
- George Lucas
(Related: History, Time, People, Past, Present, School, Trying)

"When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy."
- Matt Lucas
(Related: Comedy, School)

"I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Open, School, Want, Words)