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Author: Khalil Gibran
'I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.'


Author: Confucius
'If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.'


Author: Swami Vivekananda
'You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.'


Author: John Steinbeck
'I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.'


Author: Joe Manchin
'Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.'


Author: Helen Keller
'What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.'


Author: Oscar Wilde
'Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.'


Author: Carl Jung
'One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'Those who know how to think need no teachers.'


Author: Bill Gates
'If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.'


Author: Dr. Seuss
'You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.'


Author: Aristotle
'The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.'


Author: Andy Rooney
'Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.'


Author: Robert Frost
'There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.'


Author: Albert Camus
'After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.'


Author: Woody Allen
'I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.'


Author: Brad Henry
'A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.'


Author: Dan Rather
'The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.'


Author: Warren Buffett
'The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.'


Author: Horace Mann
'A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.'


Author: Lee Iacocca
'In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.'


Author: Phyllis Diller
'We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.'


Author: Harry S. Truman
'I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.'


Author: Gerald Jampolsky
'When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.'


Author: Lily Tomlin
'I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.'


Author: Peter Drucker
'Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.'


Author: Thomas Carlyle
'What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.'


Author: Howard Nemerov
'A teacher is a person who never says anything once.'


Author: Alexander the Great
'I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.'


Author: Thurgood Marshall
'None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.'


Author: Morihei Ueshiba
'Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.'


Author: Soren Kierkegaard
'Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.'


Author: Lady Gaga
'Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of '


Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
'A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.'


Author: W. H. Auden
'A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.'


Author: Warren G. Bennis
'Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.'


Author: Temple Grandin
'I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.'


Author: Anatole France
'The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.'


Author: John Henrik Clarke
'A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.'


Author: Carter G. Woodson
'Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.'


Author: H. G. Wells
'The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.'


Author: Rush Limbaugh
'Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create th'


Author: P. J. O'Rourke
'Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers.'


Author: Steve Harvey
'Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.'


Author: Paul Wellstone
'I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.'


Author: William Glasser
'We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.'


Author: Chuck Norris
'In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.'


Author: Henry Adams
'A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops.'


Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
'A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.'


Author: Glenn Beck
'Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.'


Author: Solomon Ortiz
'Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.'


Author: Ralph Nader
'Your best teacher is your last mistake.'


Author: Joyce Meyer
'Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.'


Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
'The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.'


Author: Baltasar Gracian
'Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.'


Author: Simone Weil
'The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.'


Author: Maria Montessori
'We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.'


Author: Heidi Klum
'For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.'


Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
'Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.'


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
'I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.'


Author: Henny Youngman
'A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.'


Author: Bryant H. McGill
'Suffering is one of life's great teachers.'


Author: Bertolt Brecht
'The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.'


Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
'It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.'


Author: Sylvester Stallone
'When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.'


Author: Thucydides
'History is Philosophy teaching by example.'


Author: Xun Zi
'When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.'


Author: Gilbert Highet
'A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.'


Author: Karl Lagerfeld
'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.'


Author: Bruce Barton
'The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.'


Author: James S. Coleman
'A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.'


Author: Chris Christie
'A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit pre'


Author: Ann Bancroft
'I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.'


Author: Philip Wylie
'One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.'


Author: Fred W. Friendly
'TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.'


Author: Edward Gibbon
'Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers the second, more personal and important, from himself.'


Author: Loretta Young
'Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another.'


Author: Charles Schumer
'I think teaching should be an exalted profession, not a picked-on profession.'


Author: Donna Shalala
'We know the parental support, community support, makes a difference. It's not just the metrics of testing and putting pressure on the schools and on the teachers.'


Author: Maria Callas
'That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.'


Author: Michael Porter
'The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.'


Author: Dave Chappelle
'If I can make a teacher's salary doing comedy, I think that's better than being a teacher.'


Author: Scott Hamilton
'I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.'


Author: Thomas Szasz
'A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.'


Author: Elisabeth Rohm
'You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.'


Author: Joe Baca
'Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.'


Author: John Strachan
'To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.'


Author: Bainbridge Colby
'Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.'


Author: James Levine
'I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.'


Author: Sly Stone
'It's not the teaching, it's the learning.'


Author: Loni Anderson
'I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota, and I was a teacher for about a minute.'


Author: Paul Twitchell
'There is no teacher, living or past, who can give us the actual understanding of Truth. A teacher can only put our feet upon the path and point the way. That is all. It is wholly dependent on the individual to make his way to Truth.'


Author: Yakov Smirnoff
'We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we've heard in fairy tales.'


Author: Ellen Ochoa
'A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.'


Author: James Carville
'We should not run away from religious teachings. We should run to them.'


Author: Linda Evangelista
'It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.'


Author: Jay Mohr
'You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.'


Author: Donald Norman
'We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.'


Author: Sidney Hook
'Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.'


Author: David E. Kelley
'Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses.'


Author: Mark Van Doren
'The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.'


Author: Frederick William Robertson
'The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.'


Author: Minna Antrim
'Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.'


Author: David E. Price
'The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.'


Author: Doris Roberts
'Everybody's a teacher if you listen.'


Author: Khalil Gibran
'The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.'


Author: Abdul Kalam
'If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.'


Author: Dalai Lama
'In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Love is a better teacher than duty.'


Author: Bill Gates
'Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.'


Author: William Arthur Ward
'The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.'


Author: Bill Gates
'Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.'


Author: Denis Waitley
'Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.'


Author: Julius Caesar
'Experience is the teacher of all things.'


Author: Gracie Allen
'Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.'


Author: Maria Montessori
'The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.''


Author: John Wooden
'I'm glad I was a teacher.'


Author: Beau Bridges
'My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.'


Author: Stevie Wonder
'Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.'


Author: Flannery O'Connor
'Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.'


Author: Vernon Law
'Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.'


Author: John Ruskin
'Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.'


Author: Walt Whitman
'He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.'


Author: William Jennings Bryan
'The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.'


Author: Gertrude Jekyll
'A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.'


Author: Woodrow Wilson
'I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.'


Author: Neale Donald Walsch
'I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.'


Author: Whitney Houston
'I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, 'Oh, God, what's this?' I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian we'


Author: Kim Kardashian
'I wanted to be a teacher.'


Author: William Glasser
'Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationshi'


Author: Talib Kweli
'I think once you're in the public eye, whether you're a boss, a teacher or whatever you do, that you're automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you, so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.'


Author: Jack Welch
'I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.'


Author: Shahrukh Khan
'Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.'


Author: Michael Gove
'The single most important thing in a child's performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.'


Author: Danica McKellar
'Students never think it can be the teacher's fault and so I thought I was stupid. I was frustrated and would come home and cry because I couldn't do it. Then we got a new teacher who made math accessible. That made all the difference and I learned that it'


Author: Phil McGraw
'I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.'


Author: Charles Stanley
'You can't tell a woman who is called by God to teach that she cannot teach the Word of God... So I think the distinction is that there's a difference between the authority of a pastor and a Bible teacher.'


Author: Jimmy Carter
'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.''


Author: Harry Callahan
'Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.'


Author: Horace Mann
'The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.'


Author: Danica McKellar
'In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, 'Me? You've got to be joking!' I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math.'


Author: Temple Grandin
'I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.'


Author: Peter Brimelow
'Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses' interests, not the members.'


Author: Gertrude Stein
'I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.'


Author: Temple Grandin
'Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week.'


Author: Audre Lorde
'There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.'


Author: Berenice Abbott
'There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.'


Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
'The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.'


Author: Suze Orman
'Money is such an amazing teacher: What you choose to do with your money shows whether you are truly powerful or powerless.'


Author: William Hague
'To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms.'


Author: Daniel Goleman
'A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got impo'


Author: William Glasser
'This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.'


Author: Brigitte Bardot
'Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.'


Author: Syd Barrett
'If I'd stayed at college I would have become a teacher.'


Author: Max Beerbohm
'As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.'


Author: John Legend
'Experience is a great teacher.'


Author: Chinua Achebe
'My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.'


Author: William Osler
'No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.'


Author: Paul Wellstone
'If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?'


Author: Eliphas Levi
'A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.'


Author: Liam Neeson
'I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them'


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
'This is what I would have done if I had to have a real job: I would have been a history teacher.'


Author: Sally Ride
'For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.'


Author: Bobby Knight
'I'm an unemployed teacher right now and I'm looking for a place to teach.'


Author: H. Rap Brown
'The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquire'


Author: A. N. Wilson
'I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.'


Author: Maria Montessori
'The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.'


Author: Carl Rogers
'I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.'


Author: Joseph Conrad
'To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.'


Author: Samuel Dash
'While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money r'


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
'Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.'


Author: Arthur Koestler
'Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.'


Author: Jacqueline Bisset
'A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.'


Author: Jeb Bush
'Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.'


Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
'Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.'


Author: Leslie Fiedler
'Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher. When a student asked a question ineptly, he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know.'


Author: William Glasser
'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.'


Author: Godfrey Reggio
'Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.'


Author: Francis Ford Coppola
'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.'


Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
'Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.'


Author: Martin H. Fischer
'A good teacher must know the rules a good pupil, the exceptions.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that '


Author: Barbra Streisand
'I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn't like me at all.'


Author: William Glasser
'What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.'


Author: Robert Sternberg
'In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kid'


Author: Eddie Van Halen
'I'm blessed with a good pair of ears. That's how I fooled my piano teacher. I'd watch his fingers and I'd listen to it, and I just kind of basically learned it by myself.'


Author: Calvin Trillin
'I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.'


Author: Gordon Ramsay
'I'd like to think I'm a great teacher.'


Author: Flannery O'Connor
'There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.'


Author: Flip Wilson
'My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.'


Author: Travis Barker
'I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.'


Author: John Updike
'Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.'


Author: John Jay Chapman
'Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.'


Author: Yoko Ono
'Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.'


Author: Cat Cora
'My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home v'


Author: A. C. Benson
'I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.'


Author: Vin Diesel
'I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to '


Author: Rosa Luxemburg
'History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that's still what I do: teach.'


Author: Harlan Coben
'Tragedy is a hell of a teacher. It's much too strict, but it's a hell of a teacher.'


Author: William Glasser
'Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wa'


Author: Jonathan Sacks
'If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.'


Author: Jonathan Kozol
'The contrasts between what is spent today to educate a child in the poorest New York City neighborhoods, where teacher salaries are often even lower than the city averages, and spending levels in the wealthiest suburban areas are daunting challenges to an'


Author: Gus Van Sant
'My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me. He would tell us about Greenwich Village and show us the 'Village Voice' and describe his life, but it was all sort of subversive and below the radar.'


Author: Gus Van Sant
'My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me.'


Author: Robert Duvall
'I've always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it's like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That's the actor's craft - using yourself to c'


Author: Jean Rostand
'It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.'


Author: Haruki Murakami
'I didn't read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else.'


Author: Maya Lin
'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.'


Author: John Mellencamp
'Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No.'


Author: Gordon Ramsay
'My father was a swim teacher. We used to swim before school, swim after school.'


Author: Louis Farrakhan
'They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher.'


Author: Kevin Mitnick
'I think it goes back to my high school days. In computer class, the first assignment was to write a program to print the first 100 Fibonacci numbers. Instead, I wrote a program that would steal passwords of students. My teacher gave me an A.'


Author: Gilbert Highet
'A good teacher is a determined person.'


Author: Shimon Peres
'He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was - I wouldn't say the 'guru' - but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.'


Author: Diogenes of Sinope
'Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?'


Author: Joyce Carol Oates
'As a teacher at Princeton, I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel, in one sense, is a problem-solving exercise.'


Author: Alton Brown
'I'm like a really goofy home ec teacher.'


Author: Sloane Crosley
'My mother is a special education teacher but also an artist, and my father an advertising executive. They are about as wacky as you can get without being alcoholics.'


Author: Katherine Jenkins
'Oh, stuff the critics. I don't care. Too many people are snooty about classical. Look, I wasn't brought up in a home where we listened to classical music. It was a singing teacher that thought it would be best for my voice. Then I moved into crossover. An'


Author: Sidney Hook
'Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.'


Author: Sarah Jessica Parker
'My job requires me to put on a little dress and run around the streets of New York in heels. But I also had the financial means to hire a yoga teacher to come to my house while my sitter watched the newborn. For 95 percent of the world, that's not realist'


Author: Dan Savage
'I got picked on a lot, even by teachers too. I liked to listen to musicals and bake, and my homeroom teacher found out and mocked me in front of the whole class for baking.'


Author: Dave Eggers
'I can remember exactly where I sat when my teacher first read Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach'.'


Author: Carnie Wilson
'I have to be a teacher to my daughters.'


Author: Beth Ditto
'A few years back, when my style was 'punk grandma,' I picked up an amazing pair of sandals - orthopaedic ones, with really thick soles. I've given them away to a friend now, because these days my look is more '1980s substitute teacher gone wild.''


Author: David Soul
'My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.'


Author: James Cash Penney
'The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.'


Author: Craig Ferguson
'I dropped out of high school when I was 16, after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word 'existentialism.''


Author: Miroslav Vitous
'I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn't really know how to successfully get me going.'


Author: Brad Garrett
'I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.'


Author: Dominic Monaghan
'My brother's a teacher in Costa Rica and actually does a more important and significant job than I will ever do.'


Author: Ziggy Marley
'Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage.'


Author: Tom Vilsack
'There are ways we can go do a better job of educating young moms and dads about the vital role they have as the child's first teacher. I think there are ways in which we can partner with local school districts and states to do a better job to provide nutr'


Author: Tom Brown, Jr.
'Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.'


Author: Alan Shepard
'I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.'


Author: Nina Simone
'Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.'


Author: Arthur Smith
'I've noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn't going to do anyway so here's something more positive. I'm going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.'


Author: Katey Sagal
'Being a mother has been my greatest teacher and also the most self-sacrificing thing I've ever done.'


Author: Anna Deavere Smith
'I was a mimic when I was a child. I mimicked the teacher and made friends that way, actually. That was a very subversive activity, because I was a goody-goody who never got in trouble. But if I went off in the corner and mimicked the teacher, people loved'


Author: Condoleezza Rice
'My mom was a teacher - I have the greatest respect for the profession - we need great teachers - not poor or mediocre ones.'


Author: Dave Grohl
'My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family.'


Author: Anne Rice
'I claim Dickens as a mentor. He's my teacher. He's one of my driving forces.'


Author: Steven Chu
'My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravit'


Author: Quintilian
'It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.'


Author: George Farquhar
'Charming women can true converts make, We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.'


Author: Darrell Royal
'You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.'


Author: Nathan Fillion
'I kind of fell backwards into acting. I was studying to be a high school teacher. I look now and I understand completely, or actually barely, how much work it is to be a teacher. It's an incredible amount of work.'


Author: Nathan Fillion
'I was attending the University of Alberta. I was going to be a high school teacher, like my parents. I failed - no, I didn't fail a class, I just barely passed. I really didn't try. It was Canadian history, through the plays of the time. My God, those wer'


Author: Harold Bloom
'The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably an'


Author: Brian Ferneyhough
'When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet.'


Author: Christa McAuliffe
'NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.'


Author: Stephen Colbert
'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.'


Author: Allan Bloom
'There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.'


Author: George Osborne
'I think the British people are very, very attached to the idea that the health service is free at the point of use. But there is no reason why every doctor, nurse and teacher in this country has to be employed by the state.'


Author: Mark Zandi
'In the fourth grade, my history teacher gave us a project: Why was the auto industry located in Detroit, Michigan? I didn't know I was going to be an economist, but I knew I was going to do something that was involved in answering questions like that one '


Author: Renee Fleming
'No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen.'


Author: Anthony Holden
'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.'


Author: Kate Clinton
'A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always look like an English teacher. She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.'


Author: Kate Adie
'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.'


Author: Michael Symon
'I love doing demonstrations. I think to be a great chef you have to be a great teacher. I love doing classes with people who love food and enjoy food, bringing them all around one table so to speak.'


Author: Michael Morpurgo
'It's the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.'


Author: Tony Dungy
'I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up.'


Author: Tony Dungy
'You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.'


Author: Chris Pratt
'The American audience has really opened up to women being A.) funny and B.) kinda crude. 'Bridesmaids' is R-rated, and I think it was a major coup for women to have an R-rated comedy that did really well. Same as 'Bad Teacher.''


Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
'America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.'


Author: Niklaus Wirth
'My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.'


Author: Jet Li
'I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life.'


Author: Mark Ruffalo
'I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.'


Author: George Farquhar
'We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.'


Author: Josef Albers
'It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible.'


Author: Liev Schreiber
'I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.'


Author: Yo-Yo Ma
'My teacher, my great cello teacher Leonard Rose, was such a great cellist, and nurturing man, very patient. But I grew up not only admiring him, but obviously Casals, Rostrotovich, Jacqueline du Pre, and many others, including many of my peers and contemp'


Author: Yo-Yo Ma
'I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a re'


Author: Luciano Pavarotti
'I was an elementary school teacher.'


Author: Evo Morales
'I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I'm not used to it.'


Author: Bill Bowerman
'A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it's a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what's good for you might not be worth a darn for '


Author: John Philip Sousa
'I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher.'


Author: Buddy Rich
'But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.'


Author: Huston Smith
'Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.'


Author: Antonio Tabucchi
'Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher.'


Author: Antonio Tabucchi
'No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job.'


Author: Cecilia Bartoli
'When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice.'


Author: Garrett Hedlund
'I remember telling my creative writing teacher that you never want to have a journal, because if you lose it, then someone's going to know all your secrets. And then she stopped using a journal, but I always write everything down... Anytime I travel, I tr'


Author: Norman MacCaig
'When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.'


Author: Roy Barnes
'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.'


Author: Martin Yan
'I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I'm a cooking teacher.'


Author: Karlie Kloss
'I love kids, so two things that I have thought about are being a pediatrician or a kindergarten teacher.'


Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
'When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.'


Author: Salman Khan
'In the ideal classroom, the teacher is either spending all of their time doing deep interventions with students on a one-on-one basis or facilitating true interactivity - labs, simulations, projects.'


Author: Roddy Doyle
'When I started writing full time I had not long stopped being a teacher and when at last I had a full day to write, I would put music on and wonder to myself - am I allowed to do this? Then I thought: 'I am control of this and no one is telling me what I '


Author: Alex O'Loughlin
'I'm the son of an everyman. My father is a teacher. He teaches physics at a boys' school in Sydney.'


Author: Elizabeth Olsen
'I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater.'


Author: Susan Hampshire
'I do a lot of work with the Dyslexia Institute because, for people with dyslexia who do not have parental support, it is a huge disadvantage. I was fortunate because my Mum was a teacher and she taught me to work hard.'


Author: Elisabeth Shue
'I want to be involved with young people in some way. Teenagers. Because that's the most vulnerable time. I have a fantasy of becoming a teacher one day.'


Author: Mark Hoppus
'From a very early age, my wife and I told our son that there are times and places for everything. I told him, look, when you're in class, you have to be quiet and listen to your teacher, but when you go out to the playground, you can scream and be silly.'


Author: Laurieann Gibson
'If you love dance and you have the gift of teaching, teaching is super amazing and important because my teachers planted that seed in me. As a teacher you understand the difference or the definition of a Baryshnikov or a Gregory Hines, so teaching is real'


Author: Jalal Talabani
'All I wanted was to be a university teacher.'


Author: Vinny Guadagnino
'I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.'


Author: Idina Menzel
'My younger sister had kids before I did, and managed to earn a master's degree while raising them as a single parent. Now she's a brilliant second-grade teacher. I'm in awe of her ability to juggle everything and still be a great mother.'


Author: Beverly Cleary
'When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.'


Author: Derek Jacobi
'I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out.'


Author: Ann Richards
'Jesse Jackson is a leader and a teacher who can open our hearts and open our minds and stir our very souls.'


Author: Clay Aiken
'Well, financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that's nice.'


Author: Clay Aiken
'But I was going to be a teacher my entire life, so I wasn't counting on money to much.'


Author: Jenna Bush
'I hope that I serve by being a teacher.'


Author: Jenna Bush
'As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic.'


Author: Trevor Nunn
'In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.'


Author: Devon Sawa
'I was a hyper kid in school and the teacher suggested to my mom she needed to do something with me.'


Author: Cory Monteith
'I was 20 years old, working as a roofer and a telemarketer and driving a taxi, just barely getting by. A friend of a friend suggested I try acting. I was like, 'Why? What am I going to do? Community theater?' But I took a class, and the teacher thought th'


Author: Alan Sugar
'If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.'


Author: Oscar Hammerstein II
'If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.'


Author: Andrew Shue
'I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence.'


Author: Andrew Shue
'I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math.'


Author: Mike Judge
'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.'


Author: Warren Zevon
'I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.'


Author: Skeet Ulrich
'I would take William H. Macy as a teacher any day of the week. He's incredible. He's got a lot of hard-earned experience.'


Author: Judy Collins
'I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York.'


Author: John Madden
'I'm sure that had I not been a coach, I would have been some form of a teacher.'


Author: Marilyn Hacker
'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.'


Author: Marilyn Hacker
'As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the same amount of attention to everything. That can wear you down.'


Author: Jennie Garth
'I worked as a secretary, a waitress and a dance teacher - all in high school.'


Author: Ellen Ochoa
'Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.'


Author: Tim Gunn
'I had this wonderful career and thought I would retire as a teacher.'


Author: Tim Gunn
'If you told me when I was a teen that I would end up being a teacher, I would have said you're out of your mind, because quite frankly I hated school.'


Author: Debra Messing
'Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye, whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than th'


Author: David Coverdale
'When I was very, very young, seven years old, I heard there was school where you could go to learn to draw. That was my absolute driven passion, to become an artist or a painter. So the romantic realist in me, I studied to be a graphic design artist and a'


Author: James Franco
'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 di'


Author: Katarina Witt
'I started the class late. The teacher said I would have to learn as much in half a year that the others learned in a year. I did it.'


Author: David Guterson
'Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That '


Author: Tony Visconti
'I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.'


Author: Steve Case
'My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor.'


Author: Mike Shinoda
'My dad remembers being in school with my uncle, and the teacher would say outright to the class that the Japanese were second-class citizens and shouldn't be trusted.'


Author: Major Owens
'Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.'


Author: Major Owens
'We can not wait until we have enough trained people willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.'


Author: Felix Adler
'The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.'


Author: Loni Anderson
'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.'


Author: Charisma Carpenter
'I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad's restaurant in San Diego.'


Author: Archie Panjabi
'My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn't approve of it, so she fought very hard to become one. And she did it. So when I said I wanted to become an actress, my mother was very supportive. She always said to me, 'There's no'


Author: Tucker Carlson
'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.'


Author: Niklaus Wirth
'My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation.'


Author: Seymour Papert
'The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.'


Author: David Friedman
'My first career was as a coach and a teacher.'


Author: Andrew Cohen
'One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.'


Author: Steve Guttenberg
'If you put down a list of jobs, doctor, lawyer, janitor, teacher or movie star, everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool, drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that's what I did.'


Author: Simon Newcomb
'My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.'


Author: Simon Newcomb
'What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.'


Author: Sanford I. Weill
'I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me.'


Author: Saul Williams
'My father's a preacher, my mother's a teacher, thus I rhyme.'


Author: C. L. R. James
'My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.'


Author: Maggie Gallagher
'Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.'


Author: Dominic Cooper
'I had a really creative teacher at primary school. He used to get us doing things such as singing Spandau Ballet in drag in the choir, and I remember loving it.'


Author: Ellen Pompeo
'I don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF. I don't think I'm some big deal.'


Author: Danny McBride
'I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.'


Author: Danny McBride
'You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I've been doing are based on different people I might've had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.'


Author: Donald Norman
'So what does a good teacher do? Create tension - but just the right amount.'


Author: Michael Nutter
'A father is a person who's around, participating in a child's life. He's a teacher who helps to guide and shape and mold that young person, someone for that young person to talk to, to share with, their ups and their downs, their fears and their concerns.'


Author: Keith Emerson
'Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.'


Author: Krist Novoselic
'Mike Watt and I had the same teacher. Mr. Tanaka.'


Author: Joan Cusack
'You know, I loved math. My mom was a math teacher.'


Author: Kevin Richardson
'I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher asked me to audition for Bye, Bye Birdie. I did and got the lead role. Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I got bitten by the bug and loved it.'


Author: Ian McShane
'My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.'


Author: Ed Pastor
'As a former high school teacher, I know that investing in education is one of the most important things we can do, not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community.'


Author: Sarah Sutton
'Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma.'


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


Author: Eva Green
'I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class - I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.'


Author: Josh Duhamel
'My mother was a P.E. teacher, and she was kind of a fanatic about fitness and nutrition growing up, so it was ingrained in me at a young age. As I get older, I'm finding out it's not about getting all buffed up and looking good. It's more about staying he'


Author: Matt Cameron
'I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.'


Author: Simon Callow
'My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic gown.'


Author: Nicky Hilton
'I always wanted to be a teacher.'


Author: Martin Mull
'I had a teacher in art school who said something about the only works he really enjoyed seeing or found much in were works where he had a sense that a discovery was made in the course of making this object. I like to hold to that as my marching orders.'


Author: Doug E. Fresh
'People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider myself a student of hip-hop.'


Author: Eva Longoria
'I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four girls, including my oldest sister, Lisa, who has special needs. My mom was a special education teacher, and my dad worked on the Army base. We weren't wealthy, but we were determined to succeed.'


Author: John Mahoney
'I didn't want to be the archetypal sponging brother-in-law, so I didn't go into acting when I got to the States. I thought, 'No, I'll go to school and then I'll be an English teacher that'll be fun.' But I was horrible as a teacher. As hard as I tried, I '


Author: Estelle Morris
'There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997.'


Author: Thom Gunn
'It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!'


Author: Thom Gunn
'My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.'


Author: Jessica Szohr
'The fact of the matter is that when there are feelings involved and you like someone, it doesn't matter if you're an actor, a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, a receptionist - you can't really help it when you have feelings for someone.'


Author: Amos Lee
'I wasn't a very good teacher.'


Author: Richard Dreyfuss
'I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the mov'


Author: Richard Dreyfuss
'If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a teacher, a history teacher. After all, teaching is very much like performing. A teacher is an actor, in a way. It takes a great deal to get, and hold, a class.'


Author: Hector Berlioz
'Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.'


Author: George J. Mitchell
'When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher. I majored in history.'


Author: Carrie Ann Inaba
'I wasn't a ballet baby. My first dance class was in an outdoor pavilion when I was three. It was called 'creative movement.' The teacher gave us chiffon scarves in beautiful colors. She turned on some music and said, 'Now go dance.' So for me, dance has a'


Author: Justin Townes Earle
'I've always written. When I was in school, the only teacher who ever liked me was my creative writing teacher. I used to enter poetry competitions, and I don't think I ever lost one. So I had the idea for a while of being some kind of poet.'


Author: Betty Buckley
'Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, wh'


Author: Betty Buckley
'For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.''


Author: Sue Kelly
'As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.'


Author: Dave Winfield
'And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak.'


Author: Bill Moyers
'As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.'


Author: Harvey Keitel
'Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.'


Author: Frank McCourt
'The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.'


Author: Jean Reno
'I first decided to become an actor at school. A teacher gave us a play to do and that had a major impact. At first, I wanted to work in the theatre, but there was something about the ambience of film, especially American films, that always attracted me.'


Author: Toru Takemitsu
'Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.'


Author: Kurt Masur
'The message of music was also the first thing what I learned from my first teacher. She was an organist too and she was very devoted to what she played, so she had a respect for every piece and she felt that she is not allowed to add something of her own.'


Author: Marvin Hamlisch
'I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons.'


Author: Robert Sternberg
'There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that's what is unique about them.'


Author: Ken Wilber
'What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.'


Author: Pat Boone
'Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East, I did become an English teacher through my music.'


Author: Jon Secada
'I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more.'


Author: Sela Ward
'I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.'


Author: Tom Perrotta
'When I was writing 'The Abstinence Teacher,' I really tried to immerse myself in contemporary American evangelical culture.'


Author: John Krasinski
'I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the g'


Author: Frances Farmer
'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.'


Author: Anne Sullivan Macy
'The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.'


Author: Anne Sullivan Macy
'I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.'


Author: Big Sean
'When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don't say that to brag, I just want to be an example.'


Author: Devon Sawa
'I spent most of my high school years on movie sets and I'd have like one teacher, which was really bad.'


Author: Wendy Liebman
'I took an acting class. After the first day, the teacher quit, so they said take another. When I saw 'How to be a Stand-up Comedian,' it resonated. I realized I'd rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry.'


Author: Dakota Fanning
'I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.'


Author: James S. Coleman
'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.'


Author: Jonathan Shapiro
'There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great.'


Author: Jamie Moyer
'If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.'


Author: Jon Hamm
'I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it. The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can't think of a profession I have more respect for.'


Author: Mark Knopfler
'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.'


Author: Amartya Sen
'But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher of some sort did not vary over the years.'


Author: Rosalind Wiseman
'As a teacher myself I've been in situations where parents come at you, and sometimes parents come across like the teacher doesn't want the best for their kid and it can be really, really hurtful.'


Author: Gordon Getty
'When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I'd composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I'm the same composer I was then.'


Author: Dana Spiotta
'I don't have a lot of skills, but one thing I can do is, I can compartmentalize. I can make that a little world that I can go back to, so I can be a waitress, or I can be a teacher, and then go and work on my book.'


Author: Catherine Helen Spence
'I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times.'


Author: Peter Agre
'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.'


Author: Rory Bremner
'My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift.'


Author: Jeremy Irvine
'I had a great drama teacher, and he sort of made out drama school as this incredibly difficult thing to get into: 6,000 people apply every year, and some of the schools only have 12 places. It's a phenomenally difficult thing to get into. And that excited'


Author: Ben Vereen
'I had a teacher, he was 86 years old and his name was Luigi in New York City, and he said, 'Never stop moving. You get to reinvent yourself.' So you have to find ways to reinventing yourself. Especially today, because it's a whole different market - socia'


Author: William Irwin Thompson
'The teacher of history's work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.'


Author: Jimmy Chamberlin
'I feel really good in the teacher role.'


Author: Margaret Spellings
'I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap.'


Author: Mary Augusta Ward
'The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.'


Author: Wallace Stegner
'A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.'


Author: Daryl Hall
'I was very inspired by my mother. She was a vocal teacher and sang in a band, and my first memories of her were going out with her on the local circuit.'


Author: Lily Allen
'When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in - that's when I realized I had a voice.'


Author: Elaine MacDonald
'If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum.'


Author: Noah Hathaway
'My father was a writer and an acting teacher.'


Author: Ziyi Zhang
'I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.'


Author: Julie London
'I'm sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would rather cut my throat than do anything - I do everything all wrong - but I think for me that's the best - because I don't think I have a voice so I think what I project would be style - if I learned to si'


Author: Jaclyn Smith
'I wanted to be a ballet teacher.'


Author: Valerie Simpson
'Both my grandmothers had upright pianos, and I just knew how to play since I was a child. Nobody taught me. I sounded like a grown-up, and then I learned how to read music. I played so well by ear I could fool the teacher to believe I could play the notes'


Author: Mathias Rust
'I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.'


Author: Paul O'Grady
'I enjoyed school - although I ran away on the first day. I'd reminded the teacher that it was nearly time for 'Watch With Mother' on TV.'


Author: Paul O'Grady
'My primary school teacher once poured a bottle of curdled school milk forcefully down my throat. Then I threw it up all over her suede shoes. I'd rather have drunk from the spittoon in Barney's barber shop.'


Author: James Galway
'I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.'


Author: Miles Teller
'My second grade teacher told me I would never graduate high school. That I was going to be a juvenile delinquent.'


Author: Miles Teller
'First play I ever did was 'Footloose.' I played the part of Willard when I was 16. I think I wore my drama teacher's jeans and her belt - that's how small I was. I know a lot of Willard's back story from the musical that's not explored in the film. Like h'


Author: Miles Teller
'I got into acting my junior year of high school. We got a new hot drama teacher and I was like 'Alright, I'll try drama.''


Author: Alicia Vikander
'I love films that make me react emotionally and physically when you walk out of the cinema. Two of my favorite films however have got to be 'The Tree Of Life' and 'The Piano Teacher,' which also stars one of my favourite actresses Isabelle Huppert.'


Author: George Shearing
'I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children.'


Author: Brian Sandoval
'Dad worked his entire career as an aviation technician. Mom was a legal secretary who became a teacher. We lived a simple American life.'


Author: John Leguizamo
'I had a great movement teacher - he showed me how to walk so I wasn't becoming like a cartoon.'


Author: Peter Jurasik
'I went whole hog at the actor's lifestyle - really embraced it. I had by then known how much I loved acting already, because I discovered acting from a teacher in the seminary - that's the first place I ever did it, in the seminary.'


Author: January Jones
'I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12.'


Author: Kel Mitchell
'If it wasn't for my drama teacher, I wouldn't be here right now.'


Author: Carla Bley
'I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.'


Author: Carla Bley
'When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.'


Author: John Singleton
'It's cool for me because I'm a director, but I'm also a teacher. I'm a lover of cinema, and I love working with people who are hungry and have the energy to really do better work.'


Author: Frederick Reines
'I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.'


Author: Shinichi Suzuki
'Every child grows everything depends on the teacher.'


Author: Jeffrey Donovan
'Encouragement from my high school teacher Patty Hart said 'you need to focus and theater might be your route out of here.' I created the program, went to college and graduate school and now here I am.'


Author: Giorgio Vasari
'Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture'


Author: David Eddings
'I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years, at which point all the administrators got a pay raise and the teaching faculty didn't.'


Author: Jim Hunt
'In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided 'recovery funds' that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education job'


Author: Kristin Bauer van Straten
'My acting teacher used to say that people reveal themselves in their opposites.'


Author: Connie Britton
'I grew up singing. My mother was a music teacher.'


Author: Alanna Ubach
'Yes, I was actually an acting teacher for a while.'


Author: Alanna Ubach
'You really have to be a morning person if you want to be a teacher.'


Author: Bjarne Stroustrup
'Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.'


Author: Ed O'Neill
'That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!''


Author: Ellie Kemper
'My painting teacher in high school used to say, 'I can't paint like I want to, but through practice I'll get better.' But I don't think that's true. I think sometimes you just can't paint.'


Author: Grazia Deledda
'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.'


Author: Dan Simmons
'Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.'


Author: Dan Simmons
'I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.'


Author: Krista Allen
'I want to clear up a few myths about myself. People have written that I was a kindergarten teacher and a former Miss Texas, and neither is true.'


Author: Billy Baldwin
'My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.'


Author: Lance Burton
'When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.'


Author: Niki Taylor
'I always think about which blood drive was going on in Georgia that day when that husband or mom or school teacher rolled up their sleeve and actually gave me a second chance at life. It's the ultimate gift of life, and I'm the one who was on the other en'


Author: John Glover
'I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people!'


Author: Laura Benanti
'My mother was an actress and my voice teacher, an incredible voice teacher. My biological father is an actor, and my stepfather, who raised me along with my mother, is a psychotherapist. I was always supported in creative ventures.'


Author: Lucas Grabeel
'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.'


Author: David Puttnam
'There is no education system in the world - none at all - that's better than its average teacher.'


Author: David Puttnam
'Without any doubt at all, teacher quality is the fundamental differentiator. Not just, incidentally, of education, but I would argue, probably the biggest single differentiator of success for the nations of the 21st Century.'


Author: Jane Haddam
'I've been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.'


Author: Gary Burton
'I felt like I was a teacher. But nowadays, I am as much a student of his. He writes a lot of what we play.'


Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski III
'My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that.'


Author: Glenn Ford
'He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher.'


Author: Ann Curry
'I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation.'


Author: Chris Hayes
'My mother was a teacher, my father was a community organizer. I come from a working class background.'


Author: Birdy
'It's quite hard to have your mom as a teacher - it's like, she's not necessarily a 'real teacher' for me. But she'd always teach me to really hear the music, and develop my ear, and to try and hear the harmonics of the piano.'


Author: James Collins
'If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.'


Author: Edmund White
'In the case of my book, I don't think it's really the coming-out gay novel that everyone really needed, even though it was received as such. The boy is too creepy, he betrays his teacher, the only adult man with whom he's enjoyed a sexual experience, etc.'


Author: Ving Rhames
'Quite honestly I never had a desire to be an actor. I tell people, I did not choose acting acting chose me. I never grew up wanting to be an actor. I wanted to play football. In about 9th grade an English teacher told me I had a talent to act. He said I s'


Author: Aida Turturro
'I went to a college in New York called New Paltz. I studied theater there for four years. I also studied privately in NYC with a teacher named Robert X. Modica.'


Author: Daniel H. Hill
'Jackson went from the professor's chair to the officer's saddle. He carried with him the very elements of character which made him odious as a teacher but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.'


Author: David Benioff
'I'm just not a natural teacher.'


Author: Patricia Neal
'A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.'


Author: Christopher Durang
'I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.'


Author: Kay Granger
'I reached a time in college when I didn't know what I wanted to do. At that time, women's careers were essentially nursing, secretarial and teaching. My mother advised me to get my teacher's certificate.'


Author: Kerry Healey
'As the daughter of a schoolteacher, I feel very strongly that the most important thing in school takes place right there in that classroom, and the interaction between the teacher and the child.'


Author: James Tobin
'My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.'


Author: Mark Mothersbaugh
'My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn't visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn't work.'


Author: Chad Hugo
'I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations.'


Author: Ally Condie
'One of the things I've always liked about my husband is he's very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on, he decided to go into economics, so he's very analytical and mathema'


Author: Didi Conn
'When I was in fourth grade... this wonderful teacher said you didn't have to write a book report, you could just talk about the book, you could do a drawing of the book, you could write a play inspired by the book, and that's what I did. I got to be so fa'


Author: Marta Kristen
'I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan. My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher.'


Author: Simon van der Meer
'My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.'


Author: Carlos Pena, Jr.
'I had one drama teacher who was amazing, Ms. Perkins. She really tried to inspire me and get me going.'


Author: Victor Salva
'When I was about 13 or 14, I had an English teacher who made a deal with me that I could get out of doing all of the year's regular work if I would write a short story a week and on Friday read it to the class.'


Author: Peter Bichsel
'That is a secondary teacher conception - the writer as an observer.'


Author: Kid Cudi
'Once I accomplish one thing and I'm satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I'll become a kindergarten teacher.'


Author: Miranda Cosgrove
'I do home schooling. I went to regular school until fifth grade, and then I started doing home schooling, which it's completely different. I have a teacher on set with me and I just work with her, one-on-one.'


Author: Robert Gibbs
'I watch too much cable, I admit. Day after day it gets frustrating. Yesterday I watched as someone called legislation to prevent teacher layoffs a bailout - but I know that's not a view held by many, nor were the views I was frustrated about.'


Author: Tyler Posey
'I took Spanish in high school and I didn't do too well in it. My Spanish teacher told me not to go on with Spanish anymore, so I was discouraged a little bit.'


Author: Vijay Singh
'Golf is about knowledge, and studying another player - more than listening to a teacher - is the best way to get it.'


Author: Abdoulaye Wade
'The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.'


Author: Evan Thomas
'We're understanding what Obama is. He is the great teacher. He is this guy that stands above everybody. There's some condescension in it, but he stands above everybody and says, 'Now, listen. You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably. You ha'


Author: Eugen Herrigel
'Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.'


Author: Mikheil Saakashvili
'I have good relationships with Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden and especially Richard Holbrooke - he is my teacher. I learned a lot of great things from him.'


Author: Roald Hoffmann
'I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.'


Author: Burl Ives
'I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not intere'


Author: Melvin Burgess
'When I was a child I used to read books by Gerald Durrell, who founded Jersey Zoo. He had a job collecting animals for zoos and for a long time that is what I wanted to do. Later when I was a teenager I had a fantastic English teacher called Mrs. Stafford'


Author: Sheldon Jackson
'The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.'


Author: Will Hermes
'Adele Adkins' retro-soul debut, '19', was striking less for her songs than for that voice: a voluptuous, slightly parched alto that swooped and fluttered like a Dusty Springfield student trying to upstage her teacher, or at least update the rules.'


Author: Ama Ata Aidoo
'At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.'


Author: Jai Courtney
'My mum is a school teacher and my dad is an electrician.'


Author: Natasha Calis
'I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie, and I'd become the main character for a few days afterward'


Author: Arthur Holly Compton
'To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.'


Author: Greg Iles
'My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone el'


Author: Shirley Hufstedler
'The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.'


Author: Howard Crosby
'A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.'


Author: Edmond H. Fischer
'It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.'


Author: Joe Davis
'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'


Author: Nicole Anderson
'I was in three academic clubs, a huge book worm and the teacher's pet. I was kind of an easy target for bullies.'


Author: Jeanine Basinger
'Everyone will tell you how rigid I am, but a teacher has to be flexible. You can't cut the student to your cloth you have to cut yourself to theirs.'


Author: Richard Stengel
'If we can teach a teacher we can reach more people.'


Author: Dallas Willard
'If you don't have a teacher you can't have a disciple.'


Author: Timothy McVeigh
'Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example.'

 

 

 

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