Learning

" I think I approach pressure by having discipline and learning to be calm in everyday life. I do this with a daily mindfulness practice and commitment. "
- Christen Press
" Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting. "
- Henri Nouwen
" I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. "
- Maya Angelou
" Playing in my early bands, working as a studio musician, producing and going to art school was, in retrospect, my apprenticeship. I was learning and creating a solid foundation of ideas, but I wasn't really playing music. "
- Jimmy Page
" Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which 'learning' and 'play' are diametrically opposed. 'Learning' is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No. 2 pencil. 'Play' is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional. "
- Darell Hammond
" I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship. "
- Louisa May Alcott
" When you lose someone that's really important to you, I feel like it's something that never really goes away. It's almost learning how to live with an empty feeling; it's weird. Something's always missing, but you kind of get used to it. "
- Amber Mark
" When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can happen which we ourselves cannot possibly imagine, either beforehand, or at the time when they are taking place, or afterwards when we look back on them. "
- Karen Blixen
" For me, the importance in learning about the dance is using it as a voice. It's not about a step, it's about a way to express oneself. "
- Savion Glover
" No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. "
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
" You aren't learning anything when you're talking. "
- Lyndon B. Johnson
" I grew up in the age of discount air fare, and for me, the act of joining a culture was a great way about learning about that different culture. So I grew up in the South, and went to college in the North, and found out that I learned about myself as a Southerner by leaving the South and going to the Northeast. "
- Bruce Feiler
" I'm learning how to live in the present and be grateful for what's working rather than look for the 'what's not working' piece. "
- Ali MacGraw
" What is taught in schools generally in the West Indies is that if something is your thing, it's better than anybody else's because it's yours. It's extremely provincial and also damaging. You prevent people from learning things. The biggest absurdity would be, 'Don't read Shakespeare because he was white.' "
- Derek Walcott
" 'Cars' was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward. "
- John Lasseter
" I always enjoyed school, and I enjoyed being focused on learning - and I know that sounds nerdy, but there were so many wonderful elements of going to school with just girls. I wouldn't brush my hair. "
- Stacey Farber
" Normally, learning lines is fairly easy for me, but when you add an accent onto that, it adds a complexity that I had not anticipated. "
- Rachel Skarsten
" What we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools. "
- Scott Morrison
" The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can't even spell. I don't even have a high school diploma. I'm smart, but you can't prove it on paper. "
- Ron White
" In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure. "
- Carol W. Greider
" I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. "
- Galileo Galilei
" I'm always learning new things about myself. "
- Jonathan Van Ness
" If you want to be an actor, you must have total, ruthless commitment to your art. Don't be ambitious for fame or TV or movies. Art is a jealous mistress and will brook no competitors. Study all the time. Never stop reading. Never stop learning speeches. It will fill you up - define and refine you. "
- Steven Berkoff
" With every book, you go back to school. You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. You spend a little time learning what it's like to live in someone else's shoes. "
- John Irving
" I learned the value of hard work by working hard. "
- Margaret Mead
" Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. "
- William Pollard
" I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. "
- Winston Churchill
" Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. "
- Fred Rogers
" I definitely believe our coaches are now leading more and learning more. They are hungry in terms of getting the athletes to improve. I believe it's now more mental than anything else, and I'd like to assist in that area. "
- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
" The 200 m. is not my best event, and it's something I am learning. "
- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce