When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.

— Angela Davis

Most Powerful Prepping quotations

I've been prepping for my role as Medusa.

I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.

According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class.

That's the thing about prep, is that it's a joy to have it there and you can spend all this time prepping, but ultimately you have to look at your script and turn up on the day. It's embedded in there somewhere but you have to forget it all and play the scene because we are storytelling.

My fondest memories were watching the Beastie Boys get prepped to come on stage.

They had a lot of antics and they play a lot of basketball... then they were giving out cameras to the crowd, and performing from the bleachers. The most important thing I learned was that you control your crowd, not the other way around.

Every good soldier is trained for the battle field. God is prepping you my darlings.

Consumers around the world always want something unexpected and exciting, and that's what drives me. I love the challenge of reinterpreting my designs in new ways each season to keep the "prep look" modern and fresh.

When you're making an independent film and you care about it so much you do all the prep work beforehand.

People can relate to reading a book for the first time and the world starts to create, even without you prepping for it.

Cheat? Good heavens, this is an amateur cricket match amongst leading prep schools, I'm an Englishman and a schoolmaster supposedly setting an example to his young charges. We are playing the most artistic and beautiful game ever devised. Of course I'll cunting well cheat. Now, give me my robe and put on my crown. I have immortal longings in me.

Our prep's not going to be any different.

It will be optional batting practice like there was today. I don't want any more work. I don't want extra study.

You can't enter the Olympics unless you do your routine to get in shape for it.

The idea of going out on stage on a tour without having prepped for it would be suicide, literally.

Finally, one night we were smoking pot [with Michael O'Donoghue] and talking about the people that are invariably in high school, whether you go to prep school or public school or ghetto school or rich suburban school. And actually, it spun off from a Kurt Vonnegut quote.

I went to prep school, Eton and Oxford.

When people hear that, they think they know you, and you think: 'No, you don't.'

Wool, cotton, and the odd bits of silk and cashmere are the only acceptable materials for Prep clothes. They look better. They require professional maintenance. They are more expensive.

In terms of cooking with friends, I realized early on that all great meals seem to start and end in the kitchen, and the more you can get people engaged and hands-on, the better the memories will be. So when people come into your kitchen while you're cooking and prepping and politely ask, "Do you need any help?" the key is to say yes.

I had three weeks of prep on 'Wolfman,' a ridiculously inadequate amount of time to try to bring together the fractured and scattered pieces of the production. I had taken the job mostly because I had a cash flow problem, the only time in my career I've ever let finances enter into the decision process.

Shakespeare would have it wrong these days.

It's not the world that's the stage - it's social media, where you're trying to put on a show. The rest of your life is rehearsals, prepping in the wings to be fabulous online.

I first decided that I wanted to act when I was 9.

And I was at a very bizarre prep school at the time, to say high Anglo-Catholic would be a real English understatement.

I have not seen that standardised tests make the profession less attractive, though some principals respond to them in a way that drives the best teachers out of their schools (by over-emphasising test prep in the school curriculum for example). On the other hand, great teachers want benchmarks to measure progress and tests can help with that.

I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13.

And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don't sing. It was driving me crazy. 'We're doing 'Macbeth.'' 'Yes!' 'The musical!' And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing.

Looking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools, just because an ancestor or two happened to arrive here on the Mayflower. You don't even have to be a registered Republican.

When I was a student at Princeton University, I was working part time in a grocery store. I saw an ad for teachers of a prep course. I don't remember what it paid, but it was easily double or triple the minimum wage.

A white girl disappears from a white prep school in a white suburb.

Nobody knows what happened to her. The overall whiteness of the world is threatened. This must be resolved by whatever means possible.

The 1,000 tasting portions were to be served over a period of six hours, starting at noon, so we would have to prep those another way, to keep them as fresh as possible.

I have a very clear vision as to what I want at the end of my prep, and then I throw it out and let the creative process take over.

His attitude, though always bad, has changed since he helped me prep the Pandora charm for Morgan. He thinks I'm falling for her, as ridiculous as that sounds, and he might be tempted to take matters into his hands.

You ever mix two different groups of friends? That can be stressful.

You always feel like you have to prep 'em. You're like, "These people over here, uh, they don't think I drink. And don't be thrown by my British accent."

Wheel of Fortune was an important SAT prep for me.

In another life, before taking the veil of journalistic purity, I practiced the black arts of a political operative, including 'debate prep.

Every writer has his favorite coterie of enemies: Mine is the East Coast literati -- those prep school playmates and their Ivy League colleagues.

Cleaning me up is just a preliminary step to determining my new look.

With my acid-damaged hair, sunburned skin, and ugly scars, the prep team has to make me pretty and then damage, burn, and scare me in a more attractive way.

There'll always be that prep in me that I can't seem to get rid of.

Bush is a very poor impromptu speaker.

He does fine in small groups but when speaking without a script in front of large groups or answering questions he wasn't prepped for, he has problems.