"If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads."
"It’s strange how teachers can go off to college for all those years to learn to become teachers, but some of them never learn the easy stuff. Like making kids laugh. And making sure they know that you love them."
— Matthew Dicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It is through education, that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another."