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William Deresiewicz quotes: A real education sends you into the world bearing questions, not resumes. A real education sends you into the world bearing questions, not resumes.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Posting information is like pornography, a slick, impersonal exhibition. Posting information is like pornography, a slick, impersonal exhibition.
William Deresiewicz quotes: If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts
William Deresiewicz quotes: I believe librarians, like English teachers, sit at the right hand of God. I believe librarians, like English teachers, sit at the right hand of God.
William Deresiewicz quotes: But it is not the job of truth to make us feel good. It is the job of truth to be true, and it is our job to deal with But it is not the job of truth to make us feel good. It is the job of truth to be true, and it is our job to deal with it.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Look for courses that want to humanize you, not specialize you. Look for courses that want to humanize you, not specialize you.
William Deresiewicz quotes: That's how envy works: the better things are, the worse they are, because they don't belong to you. That's how envy works: the better things are, the worse they are, because they don't belong to you.
William Deresiewicz quotes: We are not teaching to the test; we are living to it. We are not teaching to the test; we are living to it.
William Deresiewicz quotes: If you grow up with less, you are much better able to deal with having less. That is itself a kind of freedom. If you grow up with less, you are much better able to deal with having less. That is itself a kind of freedom.
William Deresiewicz quotes: The very fact that we still have majors at all in this country represents a compromise between the ideals of depth and breadth - The very fact that we still have majors at all in this country represents a compromise between the ideals of depth and breadth -
William Deresiewicz quotes: Teaching, said Socrates, is the reeducation of desire. Teaching, said Socrates, is the reeducation of desire.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Tiger Mother felt like reliving a childhood trauma; The Drama of the Gifted Child felt like going through the therapy to cure it. Tiger Mother felt like reliving a childhood trauma; The Drama of the Gifted Child felt like going through the therapy to cure it.
William Deresiewicz quotes: A real reader creates her own canon, for it consists precisely of those books that she has used to create herself. A real reader creates her own canon, for it consists precisely of those books that she has used to create herself.
William Deresiewicz quotes: We proceed by doubt, by trial and error, by resisting the impulse to lunge after certainty. We proceed by doubt, by trial and error, by resisting the impulse to lunge after certainty.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Colleges should remember that selecting students by GPA more often benefits the faithful drudge than the original mind. Colleges should remember that selecting students by GPA more often benefits the faithful drudge than the original mind.
William Deresiewicz quotes: A man never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going. The desire to eliminate uncertainty eliminates life. A man never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going. The desire to eliminate uncertainty eliminates life.
William Deresiewicz quotes: But there is something that's a great deal more important than parental approval: learning to do without it. That's what it means to become an adult. But there is something that's a great deal more important than parental approval: learning to do without it. That's what it means to become an adult.
William Deresiewicz quotes: The Bible doesn't say that money is the root of all evil; it says that love of money is. The Bible doesn't say that money is the root of all evil; it says that love of money is.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Service, which is nothing other than a modern echo of noblesse oblige, and generally undertaken in the same spirit of benign condescension. Service, which is nothing other than a modern echo of noblesse oblige, and generally undertaken in the same spirit of benign condescension.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Growing up elite means learning to value yourself in terms of the measures of success that mark your progress into and through the elite: Growing up elite means learning to value yourself in terms of the measures of success that mark your progress into and through the elite:
William Deresiewicz quotes: Now our kids must have the qualities of both an old aristocrat and a modern technocrat. No wonder they're so busy, and so frantic. Now our kids must have the qualities of both an old aristocrat and a modern technocrat. No wonder they're so busy, and so frantic.
William Deresiewicz quotes: Don't sell your options short Don't sell your options short
William Deresiewicz quotes: Of course her daughter got into Harvard: that is exactly the kind of parenting the system rewards. That's exactly what is wrong with it. Of course her daughter got into Harvard: that is exactly the kind of parenting the system rewards. That's exactly what is wrong with it.
William Deresiewicz quotes: We can start all the organic farms we want, but we can't stop congress from declaring pizza sauce a vegetable. We can start all the organic farms we want, but we can't stop congress from declaring pizza sauce a vegetable.