„Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning;
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genus a better discerning.“
She Stoops to Conquer (1771), Act I
— Henry George Liddell Headmaster, lexicographer, classical scholar, and dean 1811 - 1898
Of his headmaster at Charterhouse, Dr. Russell; p. 31.
Colin Gordon, Beyond the Looking Glass (1982)
„The best of our fiction is by novelists who allow that it is as good as they can give, and the worst by novelists who maintain that they could do much better if only the public would let them.“
— J. M. Barrie Scottish writer 1860 - 1937
The Contemporary Review (1891)
— Bob Dylan, livro Tarantula
— Ernest Hemingway, livro The Sun Also Rises
Fonte: The Sun Also Rises
— George Gissing English novelist 1857 - 1903
Vol. I, Ch. 1 : A Man of His Day, p. 17
New Grub Street : A Novel (1891)
Contexto: I maintain that we people of brains are justified in supplying the mob with the food it likes. We are not geniuses, and if we sit down in a spirit of long-eared gravity we shall produce only commonplace stuff. Let us use our wits to earn money, and make the best we can of our lives. If only I had the skill, I would produce novels out-trashing the trashiest that ever sold fifty thousand copies. But it needs skill, mind you; and to deny it is a gross error of the literary pedants. To please the vulgar you must, one way or another, incarnate the genius of vulgarity.
— Thomas Paine, livro The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology
Fonte: The Age of Reason
„Big Tim made money out of liquor—sellin’ it to other people. That’s the only way to get good out of liquor. p. 79“
— George Washington Plunkitt New York State Senator 1842 - 1924
Chapter 19, The Successful Politician Does Not Drink
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
Variante: I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
— Jerome Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church 345 - 420
„For the school of grammar has primacy: it is the fairest foundation of learning, the glorious mother of eloquence.“
— Cassiodorus, Variae
Bk. 9, no. 21; p. 122.
Original: (la) Prima enim grammaticorum schola est fundamentum pulcherrimum litterarum, mater gloriosa facundiae.
„Rules of grammar can not give us a mastery of language, rules of rhetoric can not make us eloquent, rules of conduct can not make us good.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Fonte: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 103
— Richard I of England English king 1157 - 1199
Richard on being corrected by the Bishop of Coventry; The Plantagenets - Harvey
— Oscar Levant American comedian, composer, pianist and actor 1906 - 1972
As quoted in Time magazine (5 May 1958).
„The idea that a pupil is a passive recipient, a container waiting to be filled by the teacher's knowledge and instruction - all this is nonsense. Teaching is a living relationship, of give and take, of mutual learning.“
— Yehudi Menuhin American violinist and conductor 1916 - 1999
„Over a lifetime of dealing with difficult women, I have learned it is often better to give into their demands immediately.“
— Patricia Briggs American writer 1965
Fonte: When Demons Walk
— Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish-British politician, playwright and writer 1751 - 1816
Act I, sc. iii.
The Duenna (1775)
„Those are useful games which exercise the hand and the eye at the same time, and thus do part of the business which the schoolmaster is too ignorant or too learned to do. Games are also played according to certain rules, and thus unruly boys are taught to respect order and discipline even in their play. I hope I shall be excused if I say that boys' play is sometimes the best thing that they do at school. But let there be reasonable limits to it. Moderation in all things is the golden precept; let there be excess in nothing, not even in book learning.“
— George Long English classical scholar 1800 - 1879
An Old Man's Thoughts on Many Things, Of Education I
— Rajiv Gandhi sixth Prime Minister of India 1944 - 1991
Quoted in: Kishore Mahbubani, The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East https://books.google.nl/books?id=3bNEcyRxk3oC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=charles+leadbeater++%22from+west+to+east%22&source=bl&ots=5P_cDPHVZF&sig=GfkXHeh-xNDhko5-h2NqD67zP5E&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjF_afS-qzLAhXHzxQKHUcKBEoQ6AEIKDAB#v=onepage&q=brain%20drain&f=false, 2010, p. 70, and in: Mark L. Clifford, Janet Pau, Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation https://books.google.nl/books?id=UBSTDQ2P4G4C&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=%22+a+brain+drain+than+a+%22+gandhi&source=bl&ots=HFx1eY6xca&sig=N_OpfnYt0sTRH02YvHx_z-T3HM8&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwji-en0ka7LAhUEaxQKHWf8D_gQ6AEIJDAC#v=onepage&q=%22%20a%20brain%20drain%20than%20a%20%22%20gandhi&f=false, 2012 p. 29
When asked in an interview (date unknown) whether he did not regret the fact that so many intelligent Indians left their home country to go studying in the US.