Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's DEC mainframe in the language Basic.— Eric Allin Cornell
Thrilling Teaching Writing quotations
I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer.
But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.
It took me about three years to write About Grace.
I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.
James Franco, acting, teaching, directing, writing, producing, photography, soundtracks, editing - is there anything you can do?
Teach your students real-world writing purposes, add a teacher who models his or her struggles with the writing process, throw in lots of real-world mentor texts for students to emulate, and give our kids the time necessary to enable them to stretch as writers.
It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
What most of us must be involved in--whether we teach or write, make films, write films, direct films, play music, act, whatever we do--has to not only make people feel good and inspired and at one with other people around them, but also has to educate a new generation to do this very modest thing: change the world.
Children do not learn in school; they are babysat. It takes maybe 50 hours to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. After that, students can teach themselves. Mainly what school does is to keep the children off the streets and out of the job market.
If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing.
If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the writers you teach.
Teach yourself to work in uncertainty.
I myself have read the writings and teachings of the heretics, polluting my soul for a while with their abominable notions, though deriving this benefit: I was able to refute them for myself and loathe them even more.
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
I've always been prepared to write about the hard things.
Only for healing, teaching, and enlightening purposes not to hurt or disparage anyone.
The title which I most covet is that of teacher.
The writing of a research paper and the teaching of freshman calculus, and everything in between, falls under this rubric. Happy is the person who comes to understand something and then gets to explain it.
The truth of the matter is that about 99 percent of teaching is making the students feel interestedin the material. Then the other 1 percent has to do with your methods. And that's not just true of languages. It's true of every subject.
If you want to learn a thing, read that.
If you want to know a thing, write that; if you want to master a thing, teach that.
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
So many people think that social studies and weird lessons in social studies, teaching kids in America are bad, is it the result of Common Core? And it's not. It's not. Common Core does not deal with social studies. It's basically writing and math.
The great thing about writing: Stay with it .
.. ultimately you teach yourself something very important about yourself.
Reading, writing, teaching, learning, are all activities aimed at introducing civilizations to each other.
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it.
But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
We teach reading, writing and math by [having students do] them. But we teach democracy by lecture.
It's easier to teach a poet how to read a balance sheet than it is to teach an accountant how to write.
I write the songs first and in most cases teach myself the technique second.
I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no writings which will lead your mind back to Spirit. Today I speak this way, tomorrow that, but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
I've discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing.
They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, 'To hell with you.'
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
I don't know much about creative writing programs.
But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
Through lack of education, we're not teaching kids to read and write.
So there is the danger that you raise up a generation of morons.
Underneath the visible problems with reading and writing lies the deeper problem of 'illearnacy': an acquired disabling of learning courage and learning initiative.
I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself.
I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion.
Different instructors' approaches may 'clash' with each other and result in confusion and unclear direction for the students. It's like attempting to learn how to write using both hands at the same time. How far would you go?