„I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course..but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow.“
— Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959
Context: I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course.. but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow. Well I suppose I, being an exemplar, could be called a teacher, in spite of myself. So go ahead, call me a teacher. Quote from an interview on the NBC television program, Wisdom- A Conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright (1953)
„I asked a teacher what the opposite of a miracle was and she, without thinking, I assume, said it was an act of God.
You shouldn't say something like that to the kind of kid who will grow up to be a writer; we have long memories.“
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
„Do you expect teachers to draw on the blackboard, how to wear a condom? This would be surely embarrassing to our teachers. The curriculum must be changed to suit Indian conditions.“
— Prakash Javadekar Indian politician 1951
On a new sex education course, as quoted in " Sex education runs into trouble http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6949714.stm", BBC News (22 August 2007)
— Alan M. Dershowitz American lawyer, author 1938
„You have no idea how unimportant is all that the teacher says or does not say on the surface, and how important what he himself is as teacher.“
— Rudolf Steiner Austrian esotericist 1861 - 1925
Curative Education, lect. 2
„The teacher has to inspire, to agitate. You cannot teach acting. You can only stimulate what's already there.“
— Stella Adler American actress and teaching coach 1901 - 1992
„It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men.“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
„What was that teacher trying to do?
That teacher was trying to break her spirit.
But why would school do that? So you could become someone like her parents and believe in the things they believe in. So you won’t believe in the things they don’t believe in. And believe you’re a happy person whose life has meaning. So you will go to your job and do whatever gross thing someone tells you to do and get drunk on Friday and Saturday nights and pay taxes and bills. That’s why.“
— Lisa Mason writer of science fiction 1953
Chapter 4 “Foxy Lady” (pp. 81-82)
„I think I have more plans for my future from now and I think we must start work for a campaign now so we have set up a Malala foundation. And through Malala fund we are going to educate girls and we want to do work on the ground: building schools, teachers, training, trying to motivate parents of the children to send their children to school. We also want to recognize those girls who are fighting for their rights. In the future when I grow older, much older I want to do politics. I want to serve my country for politics. I want to help my people and I want to help in education.“
— Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997