Thirty Quotations


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There are 30 quotations that you can just enjoy for their wit and wisdom - and there is a suggestion included on how I use these quotes in my presentations.

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Thirty Quotations

  1. 1. Thirty Quotations Collected by Ken Ronkowitz
  2. 2. I have used these for presentations in a variety of ways – from just letting them play while people are getting settled to focus attention on the front of the room, using them as ice breakers, and using them as part of the presentation. For example...
  3. 3. In doing a presentation for a group of thirty K-12 teachers, I simply asked them to watch the presentation as it looped during a break (you can time them in PowerPoint to actually keep track of the break time for you) and pick the one quote that speaks to you. Write it down. Try that yourself as you go through these...
  4. 4. “Quotes ”
  5. 5. The road reaches every place. The short cut only one. James Richardson
  6. 6. The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends – if they're okay, then it's you. Rita Mae Brown
  7. 7. A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. Herman Melville
  8. 8. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo
  9. 9. Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W. C. Fields
  10. 10. We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
  11. 11. We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. Buck Henry, 2005
  12. 12. Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll
  13. 13. Maybe this world is another planet's hell. Aldous Huxley
  14. 14. All stones are broken stones. James Richardson
  15. 15. What if you should be mistaken? Well, if I am mistaken, I exist. Saint Augustine
  16. 16. Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it. Russel Lynes
  17. 17. Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. Thomas Berger
  18. 18. You can't build a reputation on what you're planning to do. Henry Ford
  19. 19. There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty. Anonymous
  20. 20. Never judge a book by its movie. J.W. Eagan
  21. 21. Water deepens where it has to wait. James Richardson
  22. 22. Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripides
  23. 23. Never confuse movement with action. Ernest Hemingway
  24. 24. A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
  25. 25. How a man plays the game shows something of his character; how he loses shows all of it. Anonymous
  26. 26. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler
  27. 27. You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something. Franklin P. Jones
  28. 28. Who breaks the thread, the one who pulls, the one who holds on? James Richardson
  29. 29. Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx
  30. 30. Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that’s not true. I have the heart of a small boy – in a jar on my desk. Stephen King
  31. 31. One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. Samuel Johnson
  32. 32. Leap and the net will appear. Western Proverb
  33. 33. There should not be any particular teaching. Teaching is in each moment. Shunryu Suzuki
  34. 34. A reason to write is to say to others that you are not alone. Kurt Vonnegut
  35. 35. OK – did you select one? Here’s your task: All of these quotes are really metaphors for teaching. Explain how your chosen quote reflects on you as a teacher, your philosophy or your experiences. Now, the thing is...
  36. 36. That they were not chosen to be about teaching. They were not chosen to be about any particular subject. I just like them. BUT, tell a group that they were chosen on that basis and you will be amazed at what meaning people find in them. You could use them with engineers or nurses and it would work as well.