Quotations on School

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My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Home, America, Future, School, Will)

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.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Girls, School, Talk)

I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen
(Keywords: Family, Class, School, Years)

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Education, School, Teachers)

Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Talent, School, University)

At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Art, School, Theater, Thinking)

I talk about acting to students making the transition from high school to UCLA. Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Acting, Kids, Profession, Reality, School, Students, Talk)

I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
- Naveen Andrews
(Keywords: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Mother, People, College, Ignorance, School, Understanding)

Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Kids, Public, School, World)

His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)

I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Blood, School, Years)

I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.
- Armand Assante
(Keywords: Home, Travel, Daughters, School, World)

I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)

My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize - that's all they want you to do. You must not think.
- John Backus
(Keywords: Medical, School, Thinking, Want)

I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.
- Kenny Baker
(Keywords: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Acceptance, Public, School, Students)

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

I lived on the top of one hill and the school was at the top of another hill. Nobody ever went to school by car - we didn't have any cars during the war. So that to and from school was itself a training.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Car, War, School, Training)

My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
- Travis Barker
(Keywords: Jazz, School, Years)

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.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Connection, Irish, Religious, School, Years)

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Government, People, Babies, School, Vote)

I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Love, Bible, Friends, School, Vacation)

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

My first three years of high school, I wasn't that cool.
- Jonathan Bennett
(Keywords: First, School, Years)

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Responsibility, School, Teaching)

A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer.
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Keywords: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years.
- James W. Black
(Keywords: Music, Mathematics, School, Study, Years)

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Movies, Film, School, Thinking, Want)

When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Drama, School, Training)

What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Drama, School, Shakespeare, Training)

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)



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