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Teacher Man

Frank McCourt

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Just let them sit in the goddam sun. But the world won't let them because there's nothing more dangerous than letting old farts sit in the sun. They might be thinking. Same thing with kids. Keep 'em busy or they might start thinking.”

“You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging.”

“There are so many ways of saying Hi. Hiss it, trill it, bark it, sing it, bellow it, laugh it, cough it. A simple stroll in the hallway calls for paragraphs, sentences in your head, decisions galore.”

“On the Left side of the blackboard I print a capital F on the right side another capital F. I draw an arrow from left to right, from FEAR to FREEDOM. I don’t think anyone achieves complete freedom, but what I am trying to do with you is drive fear into a corner”

“There's nothing sillier in the world than a teacher telling you don't do it after you already did it.”

“When I act tough they listen politely till the spasm passes. They know.”

“Teaching is bringing the news.”

“You can't teach in a vacuum. A good teacher relates the material to real life. You understand that, don't you?”

“I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching.”

“A job is death without dignity.”

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