I feel like my sixteenth birthday and the time I graduated from high school, and the first time I flew solo all wrapped up in one.
(Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), A Guy Named Joe, when she's wearing the new dress Pete gave her (1943).
Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.)
If you had made the acquiring of ignorance the study of your life, you could not have graduated with higher honor than you could to-day.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1870. The regular editor, in "How I Edited an Agricultural Newspaper," pp. 415-16, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1852-1890, Library of America (1992).)
The proper aim of education is to promote significant learning. Significant learning entails development. Development means successively asking broader and deeper questions of the relationship between oneself and the world. This is as true for first graders as graduate students, for fledging artists as graying accountants.
(Laurent A. Daloz (20th century), U.S. educator. Effective Teaching and Mentoring, ch. 9 (1986).)