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"When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition." - Yoko Ono

"Not a lot of people would think that I spent most of my early years totally rebelling against anything I could, getting suspended from school, going on demonstrations." - Dan Stevens

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15." - Clayton Christensen

"So basically, I graduated high school a semester early." - Jessica Szohr

"I lost my parents very early in my life. My mom died three weeks after I graduated from high school, and my dad died two years after I got married." - Mary Badham

"In Pakistan, the right to go to school is not a given. In the more rural areas, a girl is born, married off as early as 9 years old, and basically lives life under the control of men." - Janine Di Giovanni

"Eleven years old is not an early age to set your sight on the Olympics for a gymnast, because we normally peak in high school. I first qualified for the Olympics team during my sophomore year in high school, when I was 15 years old." - Dominique Dawes

"Although I could read before I went to school, and I won the school reading prize at five years old, my early children's stories came from the radio and watching films at a cinema on Saturday mornings in Australia. It wasn't until I was nine years old on a ship returning from Australia that I was introduced to children's books." - Michelle Magorian

"I did' have much school. Three years." - Pinetop Perkins

"I didn't have much school. Three years." - Pinetop Perkins

"I didn't have much school. Three years." - Pinetop Perkins

"I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul's School. From there, I moved to London." - Alexis Denisof

"People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying school masters; the English and the terrible things they did to us for eight hundred long years. Above all - we were wet." - Frank Mccourt

"In my early teens, I was a janitor. In high school, I got up early to deliver to accounts that required early service." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"I started to begin to be interested in architecture and design when I was 14 years old, which was pretty early in life. And then I would start to look at architectural magazines and I eventually went to the school of architecture too, but one of the things I learned very early is that an architect should be able to design anything from a spoon to the city." - Massimo Vignelli

"If you want to work on the core problem, it's early school literacy." - James L. Barksdale

"From a very early age, I've had to interrupt my education to go to school." - George Bernard Shaw

"I've always loved punk music, since I was in my early teens, since middle school." - Anton Yelchin

"At an early age, I quit high school at 17 and joined the Air Force." - Sandy Adams

"College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage." - George Gobel

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school." - Aaron Tveit

"When I was 4 years old my mother put me into an early music education school. That's where they taught you perfect pitch and harmony and how to write music and all that. At that time, one of the homeworks was to listen to all the sounds and the noise of a day and transfer that into musical notes." - Yoko Ono

"When I was a kid. I never really had luck with the ladies my early years in high school. Then I started singing and I found that helped, so I would go in the talent show every year. It was always some female singer that would go up there and blast out some Celine Dion classic and just blow me away." - Paolo Nutini

"Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years." - Janet Napolitano

"When I was able to go to school in my early years, my third grade teacher, Ms. Harris, convinced me that one day I would be a writer. I heard her, but I knew that I had to leave Georgia, and unlike my friend Ray Charles, I did not go around with 'Georgia on My Mind.'" - John Henrik Clarke

"In early high school years, I was pretty chubby, and I spent a lot of time on my computer, before it was cool to have a computer - because there was a time that was true. So that's where I developed my personality." - Rashida Jones

"It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married - those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst." - Zach Braff

"When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I'd studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn't actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge." - Orlando Bloom

"People look at me, they know I've appeared in costume dramas and they automatically assume I must be a Tory, I must be a certain type of person. Not a lot of people would think that I spent most of my early years totally rebelling against anything I could, getting suspended from school, going on demonstrations. I was a pretty difficult teenager." - Dan Stevens

"It was nice to finish up Stanford. I think I always felt that I would be there for four years and graduate, and definitely didn't want to leave early. A degree was definitely a plus, and I was having a lot of fun in school. But after football, you know, I don't know. I really did enjoy studying architecture; it was a blast." - Andrew Luck

"I love my complexion, but like so many of us, in the early years at primary school, I grew up thinking that my dark skin wasn't a great thing. I've found freedom in music and songwriting, which has given me a freedom in how I present myself. I'm glad I've got makeup to celebrate that with." - Laura Mvula

"I think the mild Aspergers have always been there. You see, Asperger's diagnosis did not become common in the U.S. until the early '90s. And an Aspergers has more or less normal speech development and they've always been here, that hasn't changed. I can think back to when I was in high school, this is 40 years ago, I could name kids in my high school class and college class that, today, would be diagnosed as Aspergers." - Temple Grandin

"I went to Bournemouth Film School for 3 years." - Joe Cornish

"In high school for a couple years we did archery." - Suzanne Collins

"My high school years were exactly like 'Superbad.'" - Seth Rogen

"After all, by providing early access to medicine, nutrition and stimulation, early childhood development creates lifelong improvements in health, cognitive development, school achievement, and social equality." - Shakira

"I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business." - Mike Farrell

"I think if you're a 'tiger parent' early on, you don't need to be a 'helicopter parent' in high school." - Amy Chua

"I knew from early on I would go to film school and try to work behind the camera." - Jonathan Ke Quan

"Growing up in Sweden, I decided pretty early on that I wanted to go to acting school." - Helena Mattsson

"As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school." - John Sergeant Wise

"All my early school reports from the age of 5 were 'Daniel must learn not to distract others.'" - Dan Stevens

"I'd skip school regularly to see movies - even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early." - Francois Truffaut

"Dad literally carried me around the world with him through the early years of my life," - John Carter Cash

"Where crime is taught from early years, it becomes a part of nature." - Ovid

"Early poems are a thing it takes years to live down." - Angela Thirkell

"The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil." - Rachel Carson

"Music teachers can either inspire or make you resent your instrument and parents in early years." - Jill Sobule

"The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years." - William Godwin

"During my early years at Minnesota I conducted an evening enzyme seminar." - Paul D Boyer

"Four or five years - nothing at all. But no one over thirty could understand this peculiarly weighted and condensed time, from late teens to early twenties, a stretch of life that needed a name, from school leaver to salaried professional, with a university and affairs and death and choices in between. I had forgotten how recent my childhood was, how long and inescapable it once seemed. How grown up and how unchanged I was." - Ian Mcewan

"I was the sensitive, shy kid that was teased a lot. I was very definitely bullied. I mean, from an early age, I dressed more like an adult, you know, jackets and very slim trousers and a raincoat. And I - even when I was 7, 8, 9-years-old, carried an attache case to school because I just hated the sloppiness of a book bag." - Tom Ford

"Often low-income parents give their children every other thing they need for successful participation in school and the world of work except the planning and organizing skills and habit patterns needed to operate in complex settings. Many intelligent and able college students from low-income backgrounds confront these deficits when faced with a heavy assignment load. . . . These patterns are best acquired at an early age and need to be quite well developed by late elementary school or twelve or thirteen years of age." - James P. Comer

"I am encouraged as I look at some of those who have listened to their "different drum": Einstein was hopeless at school math and commented wryly on his inadequacy in human relations. Winston Churchill was an abysmal failure in his early school years. Byron, that revolutionary student, had to compensate for a club foot; Demosthenes for a stutter; and Homer was blind. Socrates couldn't manage his wife, and infuriated his countrymen. And what about Jesus, if we need an ultimate example of failure with one's peers? Or an ultimate example of love?" - Madeleine L'Engle

"I was bullied pretty badly especially in middle school. High school was not as bad as middle school, but I was not a macho kid at all. And the kids saw me as different from a very, very early age." - Cleve Jones

"I was in art school since I was five years old. I've always been to art school." - Iris Apfel

"There's always a high school jerk, isn't there? But I didn't date much in high school, because I went to an all-girls' private school for ten years." - Emmanuelle Vaugier

"I started going to acting school in my senior year in high school, and I remained in acting school through four years of college." - Dane Dehaan

"I would not call myself Catholic anymore, but I went to 16 years of Catholic school: grade school, high school and college." - William Mapother

"I loved doing school musicals [as a kid], I even started at an early age to write little plays for the school to perform. I was not just keen on that, it was during that time, during the school period then from an early age, that I began to dream about acting." - George Ogilvie

"I have been out of drama school for 13 years, so there are 13 years' worth of graduates behind me." - Samuel Barnett

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education." - Julian Bond

"I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years" - Gary Miller

"Almost everything I learned about being an actor came from those early years at the Actor's Studio." - Paul Newman

"I was a bike rider, a photographer and a history student, probably in that order. (On his early years)" - Danny Lyon

"I think the early years, the first decade of your life, is the most formative in a way." - Tom Hiddleston

"Parents... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"She had lived her early years as though she were waiting for something she might, but never did, become." - Marguerite Duras

"A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties." - Russell Banks

"Even my older brothers' early success 10 years ago didn't change me since there was such an age difference." - Andy Gibb

"I became a general contractor in my early 20s. I have been in the business for over 35 years." - Gary Miller

"Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years." - Anthony Powell

"I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian." - Willie Stargell

"I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm." - Louis Farrakhan

"In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school, two years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies." - Barack Obama

"I went to eight different schools my first nine years of school." - Vanessa Lachey

"However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years" - Brian De Palma

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years." - Craig Reucassel

"High school - those are your prime suffering years. They don't get better suffering than that." - Steve Carell

"I trained for three years at drama school to be an actor - not a celebrity." - Orlando Bloom

"School takes 13 years, because that is how long it takes to break a child's spirit." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"High school - those are your prime suffering years. They do' get better suffering than that." - Steve Carell

"I can read and write. I went to school for six years. I just couldn't continue." - Angel Cabrera

"I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years." - Linda Cardellini

"Graduate school is a place to hide for a couple of years." - Michael Eisner

"I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school." - Alexander Haig

"However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years." - Brian De Palma

"Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird." - Joe Pantoliano

"When I left school, I went backpacking around the world for two years." - Georgia Salpa

"My first three years of high school, I wasn't that cool." - Jonathan Bennett

"I learned more doing 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' than I did during three years at drama school." - Emilia Clarke

"Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling." - Philip Emeagwali

"I worked at Suncoast Video for two years during the summer in high school." - Topher Grace

"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school." - Travis Barker

"I was raised Catholic. I went to Catholic school for 12 years." - Megan Fox

"I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years." - Albert Maltz

"It's a brave new world. I'm 42 years old. I certainly wasn't out in high school." - Rick Mercer

"I went out with the same girl throughout all four years of high school." - Jesse Metcalfe

"What I learned I learned on my own. I didn't have much school. Three years." - Pinetop Perkins

"Looking back at my high school years, I'm struck by how slowly history can move." - Frank Rich

"I didn't really enjoy school. I wouldn't say they were my golden years." - Sophie Wu

"I went to art school actually when I was sixteen years old." - David Hockney

"Sandy Koufax went to the same school as me. I graduated two years ahead of Sandy." - Larry King

"I went to a private boys' school, and we had girls in the last two years." - Chris Lilley

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years." - Craig Bruce

"I went to eight different schools my first nine years of school." - Vanessa Minnillo

"Those years between drama school and getting onto the stand-up circuit were pretty lean." - Graham Norton

"In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In the later years, you fight because you do." - Joan Didion

"Don't make your kids look hot and dirty and sexy when they're 5-years old! It's really not the place or the time. You're about 11 years early." - David Spade

"The plea for the predominance of learning to read in early school life because of the great importance attaching to literature seems to be a perversion." - John Dewey

"It is my belief that people who speak of high school with a sugary fondness are bluffing away early-onset Alzheimer's." - Sloane Crosley

"I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on '90210." - Jennie Garth

"One of the early signs of sophistication is not giving way to all inclinations but rather sending your emotions to school so they will learn how to behave." - Jim Rohn

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late '90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"I started out as a molecules kid. In high school and early college I loved chemistry, but I gradually shifted toward physics, which seemed cleaner - odorless, in fact." - Leon M. Lederman

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late "90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"African American boys oftentimes fall behind in school early, start feeling discouraged, check out, drop out, end up on the streets and then get into trouble." - Barack Obama

"When you quit school at an early age, I think you have a lifelong need to show the world - and maybe yourself - that you're really smart after all." - George Carlin

"A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me." - Ansel Elgort

"From high school, you can see my Sierra Club card - I've been a member since 1979. That gives you an indication of early interest." - Mike Quigley

"My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry in early high school and the proverbial home chemistry set." - Rudolph A Marcus

"I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated." - Christa Mcauliffe

"It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams." - Paul D Boyer

"It's funny, because in drama school, my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters." - Lance Reddick

"The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner." - Martha Reeves

"I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on '90210.'" - Jennie Garth

"I graduated from high school early so I could move to New York to do 'A Little Night Music' out of the New York City Opera." - Anna Kendrick

"I think every high school student who was alert during the early '60s got very embittered by the slow progress and the violence surrounding the Civil Rights Movement." - P J Orourke

"In drama school, my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters." - Lance Reddick

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history." - Lawrence Klein

"I graduated early from high school, but up until I graduated, I was playing high school hockey. I really enjoy hockey. That's definitely what I do on my days off, for sure." - Sterling Beaumon

"There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them." - T D Jakes

"I felt sad because everyday I had to wake up early to practice before going to school. After school I had to go back to tennis again, and then after tennis I had homework. I didn't have time to play." - Li Na

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history." - Lawrence R Klein

"When I was younger I was always big; I was a fat boy at school. I had an early growth spurt, and when I went to secondary school I was tall enough to be a policeman." - Alfred Molina

"My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit." - George Woodcock

"Distinguish between the work and the job title. When I was leaving school in the early 1970s, many people wanted to be journalists, carrying out investigative reporting for print newspapers. Print newspapers may not exist in twenty years. But good thinking and good writing about issues that need to be reported and investigated will always be needed; but where this happens, what it is called, and who pays for it may be quite different than could have been envisioned by the great journalists of the past." - Howard Gardner

"Every time somebody writes a theory about where literature's going, that person is not only contributing thought but nudging things to happen in one way or the other. Just as in painting, there's much more interest in the American scene painters and the early American... like the Ashcan school of painters. Who would have thought, 50 years ago, that Norman Rockwell would again be considered a serious painter? And yet, there are a lot of people who are saying Rockwell was a very accomplished technician. These things are constantly moving." - Ted Kooser

"Go find very early versions of things: the first TV pilot of a later-successful TV show; early audition tapes by famous actors; early demos by famous musicians. Focus on these early examples, not what they became over the next 20 years. Remember that what you're doing will constantly improve." - Derek Sivers

"Research shows us that children who are read to from a very early age are more likely to begin reading themselves at an early age. They're more likely to excell in school. They're more likely to graduate secondary school and go to college." - Laura Bush

"School just speeds things up... Without school it might take 70 years before you wake up and are able to count." - Louis Sachar

"I'd always wanted to go to drama school. My life plan was to get into drama school and become an actor, but it took me three years." - Phoebe Fox

"Oh, yes, I taught 13 and a half years. I taught English, first at a Catholic school and then at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif." - Elizabeth George

"I dropped out of school when I was 15 years old. I dropped out because I guess I wasn't getting anything out of my investment in the school." - August Wilson

"I went to school with butterflies of fear every day for years - from primary school onwards - not just worried about being bullied by classmates, but by teachers." - Robert Winston

"I didn't go to acting school, but I've been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that's the best school there is." - Wilford Brimley

"I didn't really have the entire high school experience. I've been working since I was six years old, so I didn't go to the classic high school." - Thomas Ian Nicholas

"In 1989 I came to New York to go to the School of Visual Arts. Then, after two years, I switched over to the New School for Social Research and did cultural anthropology in the graduate school there." - Aleksandra Mir

"I've been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry." - John Boyega



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