Sunday, April 24, 2005

Share your quotes!


Share your quotes Posted by Hello

I was invited to present workshops at the recent ICT2 Invercargill Conference18/19th April. In the programme booklet the convener, Marlene Campbell, used several pertinent quotes. I thought I would share her selection with you. If you want further quotes visit our site.

If you have a few favorites to share then do so. We can add them to our list.

Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.’ Hebrew Proverb.

Here is Edward Bear coming down stairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is as far as he knows the only way of coming downstairs, but somewhere he feels there is another way if only he could think of it.
A.A. Milne

Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension.’
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Much educational change is akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.’ Anon

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those that mater don’t mind.’ Dr Suess

I imagine a school system that recognizes learning is natural, that a love of learning is normal, and that real learning is passionate learning. A school curriculum that values questions above answers….creativity above fact re gurgitation….individuality above conformity…and excellence above standardized performance.’ Tom Peters

And we must reject all notions of ‘reform’ that serve up more of the same – more testing, more ‘standards’, more uniformity, more conformity, more bureaucracy.’ Tom Peters (from ‘Re –Imagine’)

‘Plan to be better tomorrow than today but don’t plan to be finished.’
Carol Ann Tomlinson

Crossing this river is difficult. It means leaving behind some of your own ideas.’
Dick Raymond

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We need to decide whether to give full service or lip service.’ Peter Block

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the different results.’
Albert Einstein

If we always do what we have always done we will get what we have always got.’
Adam Urbanski.

Any good quotes to share?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

One I like is:

Every man must be his own artist, his own scientist, his own historian, his own navigator.'

Jerome Bruner

Includes woman as well!

Anonymous said...

Here are four I like:

'We learn from experience.A man never wakes up his second baby to see it smile.' Grace Williams

'Don't worry about stealing an idea.If it is any good, you will have to ram it down their throats.'
Howard Aitken

'It is not that I'm smart, it's just that I stay with the problem longer.' Albert Einstein

'I am an idealist.I don't know where I am going but I am on my way.' Carl Sandburg

Anonymous said...

G K Chesterton said:

'If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing badly'.

It also works as:

'If a thing is not worth doing - do it badly, and get on with the important things'.

Bruce said...

A few I have collected recently:

'People are really open minded about new things as long as they're exactly like the old ones.'
Charles Kettering. US Inventor

'They say time changes things, but you have to change them yourself!'
Andy Warhol. US Artist

'Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bi-focals.'
Paul Newman in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.'

Anonymous said...

'Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift.'

Bob Dylan

Anonymous said...

'No one wants advice-only coroboration.'

John Steinbeck

Anonymous said...

'Now, it's all been done before,
It's all been written in the book,
But when there's too much of nothing,
Nobody should look'

Bob Dylan

Anonymous said...

'I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.'

John Cage

Anonymous said...

'There is a crack in everything
That is how the light gets in.'

Leonard Cohen Poet/Singer

Bruce said...

Thanks for all the great quotes - will include them with the ones on our site www.leading-learning.co.nz

Feel free to keep adding them