One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Then when I got in the military I used to host - even in high school - I hosted the talent shows and when I was in the military I would host all of our base Christmas parties and stuff.
At school there was an annual school disco and I'd be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I'd arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised - I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn't believe them.
I was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to work on ants as a career. I just fell in love with them and have never regretted it.
According to the U.S. Census the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
I don't work a five-day week as a rule and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job because you miss stuff.
Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.
My favorite play in drama school was 'The Bacchae.' It's about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy - it's related to the word 'bacchanal' - and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
I left school at 16 but I wish I'd gone to university - I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don't think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.
Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
When I was in high school there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny.
I remember when I was in school they would ask 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
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.
No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
In high school I was always thinking 'Should I be doing more? What else should I be doing?' Now I know it will all come to me. I just have to trust my path so that's very different.
You never know really what anyone thinks about you - that's why all my closest friends are ones I've had since my schooling days when I was 5. And I surround myself with people who I trust and who know me.
Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years.
I was home-schooled. But going to high school I never would've been able to travel the U.S. or been able to do acting.
I got the travel bug when I was quite young. My parents took me and my sisters out of school and we travelled all over Europe. It was an eye-opening experience and although I love Norway I also enjoy visiting new countries. I don't get homesick.