Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

When it comes to Mark Twain (1835-1910), American humorist extraordinaire, there are simply too many quotes from which to choose. Since, however, it's the school year in many parts of the world, I figure the following nugget o' truth is an appropriate one to consider:

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

So, authors and characters, do you agree with Mr. Twain? In your own life, have you learned more from experience or from formal education?

Either way, feel free to use an example or two!

8 comments:

Jesse Littleton said...

Well, I have for one have NEVER let schooling get in the way of my education... as many of my teachers would attest, were they still in this world.

While the children of Ruby Hollow do learn a lot in their formal lessons, it's what they choose to do outside of class that usually helps to mold them into the people that they'll become.

Devi Marconi said...

At least that's what you tell yourself, honey.

*wink*

Gotta find some way to justify those grades, especially the one your mom gave you in Spanish class all those years ago...

Jesse Littleton said...

Funny, dear, very funny.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, you two. Sigh.

As for me, I loved school - I was a bookworm and a math nerd... and proud of it. My husband, of course, never lets me forget how strange I am for having loved school so much. The excitement I'd feel as summer came to a close! The promise of another school year - another chance to learn interesting things, read engaging stories, fill empty notebooks, and perhaps even be the teacher's pet. Sometimes, I miss that feeling...

Galadriel said...

That was my theme during high school. Given that I was homeschooled through eight grade, my "schooling" was not as formal, but it was a lot closer to education than what I got in high school.

Abigail said...

We don't have a formal system of schooling in my land, but we do have apprenticeships. Most learning is done at home.

Skye said...

Actually, I was the one being studied as a scientific specimen. Not a good memory at all.

The Gods├Žd said...

Hello, we are more of Galadriel's charries. The twelve of us are waiting for November when we shall embark on a quest to discover who we really are. The "schooling" will be one thing...the education quite another.