"There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own."
"I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be."
"I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department."
"I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times."
"In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn."
"I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is."
"A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching."
"The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction."
"Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."
"I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all."