Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 41.
    Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
    (Pauline Kael (b. 1919), U.S. film critic. "Movies as Opera," Going Steady (1968).)
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  • 42.
    Dr. Birdsell, my dramatic coach in school, always said that I was the most melancholy Dane that he had ever directed.
    (Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984). Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
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  • 43.
    Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
    (Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).)
  • 44.
    A school without grades must have been concocted by someone who was drunk on non-alcoholic wine.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 45.
    I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Prayers," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 56, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 46.
    Thus we steadily worship Mammon, both school and state and church, and on the seventh day curse God with a tintamar from one end of the Union to the other.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 402, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    But why go to California for a text? She is the child of New England, bred at her own school and church.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 468, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 48.
    The household is a school of power. There, within the door, learn the tragi-comedy of human life.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Education," Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883, repr. 1904).)
  • 49.
    Democracy is morose, and runs to anarchy, but in the state, and in the schools, it is indispensable to resist the consolidation of all men into a few men.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 50.
    Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered but to be schooled.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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