Self Education Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-education" (showing 1-30 of 196)
Isaac Asimov
“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
Isaac Asimov

Ray Bradbury
“I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”
Ray Bradbury

Frank Zappa
“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”
Frank Zappa

Abraham Lincoln
“All I have learned, I learned from books.”
Abraham Lincoln

G.K. Chesterton
“No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.”
G.K. Chesterton

Beatrix Potter
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
Beatrix Potter

John Taylor Gatto
“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.”
John Taylor Gatto

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.”
George Whitman

Jim Rohn
“self-education will make you a fortune”
Jim Rohn

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Noam Chomsky
“In mathematics, in physics, people are concerned with what you say, not with your certification. But in order to speak about social reality, you must have the proper credentials, particularly if you depart from the accepted framework of thinking. Generally speaking, it seems fair to say that the richer the intellectual substance of a field, the less there is a concern for credentials, and the greater is concern for content.”
Noam Chomsky

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you are willing to be a self-learner, you will develop yourself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The path of light is the quest for knowledge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Self-education is open to all but it is taken only by those who refuse to live a small and purposeless life.”
Seema Brain Openers

“Watch movies. Read screenplays. Let them be your guide. […] Yes, McKee has been able to break down how the popular screenplay has worked. He has identified key qualities that many commercially successful screenplays share, he has codified a language that has been adopted by creative executives in both film and television. So there might be something of tangible value to be gained by interacting with his material, either in book form or at one of the seminars.

But for someone who wants to be an artist, a creator, an architect of an original vision, the best book to read on screenwriting is no book on screenwriting. The best seminar is no seminar at all.

To me, the writer wants to get as many outside voices OUT of his/her head as possible. Experts win by getting us to be dependent on their view of the world. They win when they get to frame the discussion, when they get to tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to think about the game, whatever the game is. Because that makes you dependent on them. If they have the secret rules, then you need them if you want to
get ahead.

The truth is, you don’t.

If you love and want to make movies about issues of social import, get your hands on Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay for Network. Read it. Then watch the movie. Then read it again.

If you love and want to make big blockbusters that also have great artistic merit, do the same thing with Lawrence Kasdan’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark screenplay and the movie made from it.

Think about how the screenplays made you feel. And how the movies built from these screenplays did or didn’t hit you the same way. […] This sounds basic, right? That’s because it is basic. And it’s true. All the information you need is the movies and screenplays you love. And in the books you’ve read and the relationships you’ve had and your ability to use those things.”
Brian Koppelman

Ben Affleck
“See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin' on your own and you're going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don't do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a fuckin' education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do not be afraid ask questions.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“No one can do the learning for you.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Man can transform his life, when he renewed his thinking.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“[There is] no direct relationship between IQ and economic opportunity. In the supposed interests of fairness and “social justice”, the natural relationship has been all but obliterated.

Consider the first necessity of employment, filling out a job application. A generic job application does not ask for information on IQ. If such information is volunteered, this is likely to be interpreted as boastful exaggeration, narcissism, excessive entitlement, exceptionalism [...] and/or a lack of team spirit. None of these interpretations is likely to get you hired.

Instead, the application contains questions about job experience and educational background, neither of which necessarily has anything to do with IQ. Universities are in business for profit; they are run like companies, seek as many paying clients as they can get, and therefore routinely accept people with lukewarm IQ’s, especially if they fill a slot in some quota system (in which case they will often be allowed to stay despite substandard performance). Regarding the quotas themselves, these may in fact turn the tables, advantaging members of groups with lower mean IQ’s than other groups [...] sometimes, people with lower IQ’s are expressly advantaged in more ways than one.

These days, most decent jobs require a college education. Academia has worked relentlessly to bring this about, as it gains money and power by monopolizing the employment market across the spectrum. Because there is a glut of college-educated applicants for high-paying jobs, there is usually no need for an employer to deviate from general policy and hire an applicant with no degree. What about the civil service? While the civil service was once mostly open to people without college educations, this is no longer the case, and quotas make a very big difference in who gets hired. Back when I was in the New York job market, “minorities” (actually, worldwide majorities) were being spotted 30 (thirty) points on the civil service exam; for example, a Black person with a score as low as 70 was hired ahead of a White person with a score of 100. Obviously, any prior positive correlation between IQ and civil service employment has been reversed.

Add to this the fact that many people, including employers, resent or feel threatened by intelligent people [...] and the IQ-parameterized employment function is no longer what it was once cracked up to be. If you doubt it, just look at the people running things these days. They may run a little above average, but you’d better not be expecting to find any Aristotles or Newtons among them. Intelligence has been replaced in the job market with an increasingly poor substitute, possession of a college degree, and given that education has steadily given way to indoctrination and socialization as academic priorities, it would be naive to suppose that this is not dragging down the overall efficiency of society.

In short, there are presently many highly intelligent people working very “dumb” jobs, and conversely, many less intelligent people working jobs that would once have been filled by their intellectual superiors. Those sad stories about physics PhD’s flipping burgers at McDonald's are no longer so exceptional.

Sorry, folks, but this is not your grandfather’s meritocracy any more.”
Christopher Langan

“NO ONE CAN DEFEAT YOU EXCEPT YOUR SELF-IGNORANCE.”
Seema Brain Openers

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Great achievement requires personal force, determined spirit and self-confidence.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The act of reading is a skill that can be cultivated.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Know who you are, know your mission and educate yourself in your mission field”
Sunday Adelaja

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Music , literature with poetry makes a perfect paradise.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“EFFECT OF A TRUE TEACHER GOES UP TO ETERNITY THROUGH HIS STUDENTS.”
Seema Brain Openers

“YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU PRESENT DAY EFFORTS ON YOUR SELF-EDUCATION CAN CREATE IN YOUR LIFE IN FUTURE.”
Seema Brain Openers

Abby  Norman
“In retrospect, that was the moment I realized my ignorance was going to exacerbate whatever the problem was, and that I had to prescribe myself some kind of medical education, at least as it pertained to my situation.”
Abby Norman, Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

“Every subject is much easier than the people who wish to make money teaching it would have you know. So, for every single subject that can be systematized, there is a systematization that allows you to get 80% percent of the power with probably 5 or 10% of the effort. So the key question is that you have to prove that you have the superpower to rearrange the subject, to disintermediate the people who get paid for teaching it – which will always push you towards mastery, which is a question of getting the last 2 or 3% out of the system. And so the good news is that you can rearrange any subject to learn most of it very, very quickly. The bad news is that it will feel terrible because you will be told that you are doing the wrong thing and dooming yourself to a life of mediocrity as a jack of many trades, master of none – but in fact, the problem is that the jack of one trade is the connector of none. Good luck!”
Eric R. Weinstein

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