The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I've ever done.
You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book, she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.
I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up.
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always look like an English teacher. She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.
Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East, I did become an English teacher through my music.
I like to say that I didn't choose acting - acting chose me.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
With me, you never know what is going to happen
You never know what's going to happen with television these days.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
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