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Born: 1945-07-10
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I really, really thought that it was a no-brainer in terms of being a hit. And so it does surprise that that hasn't been the manifested reception of it so far.

Tags: Far, Surprise, Thought

I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project.

Tags: Funny, Sometimes, Wanted

In terms of the character itself, I can't really say that I find anything really difficult. I enjoy the character so much I don't perceive difficulty in trying to be him. It's just a matter of how do we get there.

Tags: Character, Him, Trying

It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans, because I think it's a great project.

Tags: Become, Enough, Great

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.

Tags: Cannot, Liberty, Religious

You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem, though of course I would defend your right to remain seated should you so decide.

Tags: National, Stand, Though

Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first.

Tags: Good, Peace, War

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.

Tags: Acquire, Knowledge, School

I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge.

Tags: Education, Knowledge, Wrong

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.

Tags: Losing, School, Winning

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.

Tags: Certainty, Challenge, Education

We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.

Tags: Focus, Knowledge, Thinking

Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?

Tags: Help, Real, Work

As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families.

Tags: Goal, Knowledge, Schools

Everybody needs one essential friend.

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I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture.

Tags: Education, Knowledge, Whole

If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.

Tags: Education, Students, Test

Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no.

Tags: Fail, Life, Rather

When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.

Tags: Anyone, Bad, Him

Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability if he or she is not cared for and respected.

Tags: Human, She, Work

Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.

Tags: Friendly, Talk, Teacher

We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system.

Tags: Keep, System, Year

If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.

Tags: Education, Good, Word

They have this big book called the 'DSM-IV,' you know, that is supposedly written about crazy people, but I think it is a book that is written by crazy people!

Tags: Big, Book, Crazy

What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.

Tags: Great, Past, Today

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

Tags: Behavior, Change, Start
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Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.

Tags: Friendship, May, Trying

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.

Tags: After, Choice, Impossible

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher.

Tags: Friendly, Group, Teacher

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.

Tags: Freedom, Love, Power

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place.

Tags: Else, Learn, Place

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

Tags: Job, School, Time

Don't marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you.

Tags: Friends, Sex, Someone

Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship.

Tags: Bad, Education, Teacher

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.

Tags: Choice, Control, Lives

The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn't matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned.

Tags: Learned, Matter, True

This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.

Tags: Education, Good, Teacher

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.

Tags: Job, May, Teaching

To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It happened to us; we are its victim, and we have no control over it.

Tags: Control, Depressed, Happened

Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.

Tags: Education, Learning, Lives

Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.

Tags: Bad, Best, Good

Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those who shouldn't be having it.

Tags: Minds, Sex

We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.

Tags: Against, Choose, May

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.

Tags: School, Students, Teacher

Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.

Tags: Acceptance, Control, Humor

Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.

Tags: Good, Help, School

When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control.

Tags: Control, Feeling, Victims

In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.

Tags: Help, School, Teacher

No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence.

Tags: Hard, Human, Work
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