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"I did plays in grade school." - Colin Hanks

"My mother had been a grade-school teacher, and my father had an eighth-grade education." - Gordon Bell

"I knew school was stupid since the fifth grade." - Schoolboy Q

"I went through seventh grade in private school. I went to private school from kindergarten to seventh grade." - Stacie Orrico

"I was born in Everett; I went through grade school in Everett, high school in Seattle." - Dorothy Malone

"My nickname in grade school was salamander because I have a lazy eye" - Thom Yorke

"I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn't cool." - Bill Gates

"I have an equal amount of patience as my grade-school children, which is not great." - Mike D

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

"If you think I'm annoying and preachy now, you should have known me in grade school." - Dave Eggers

"I failed public speaking in grade school, 'cause I was so nervous and scared." - Gary Clark Jr

"I played tournament chess from fifth grade up into high school." - Chris Hardwick

"I played in the percussion section 4th grade through high school - snare and timpani mostly." - Suzy Bogguss

"I didn't play soccer; I played that other football in grade school through college." - Joe Biden

"In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160." - Lebron James

"My mom is a public school teacher and works with third grade students." - Jane Mcgonigal

"By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view - the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice." - Alan Kay

"I'm from Wisconsin; well, that's where I went to school from, like, sixth grade till I graduated high school." - Evan Glodell

"I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School." - Jim Fowler

"My entire high school career - my entire school career - I've been like three feet taller than everyone in my grade." - Karlie Kloss

"I moved in fourth grade in the middle of the school year, and I was the new kid in school." - Michael Steger

"Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school." - Mike Krzyzewski

"I feel like you learn how to do school in second grade through fifth grade. During those years, I was never home." - Dakota Johnson

"Death from this life is just graduation from this grade. It's our release, our graduation, our promotion. School is out! We've finished our schooling in this grade and we pass on to the next grade." - David Berg

"I'd love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade." - Jonathan Kozol

"My first girlfriend in high school, I had a girlfriend in grade school, but my first girlfriend in high school was Mare Winningham, very fine actress." - Val Kilmer

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

"In our Nation, approximately 22.5 million children ride school buses to and from school each day, which accounts for 54 percent of all students attending grade school." - Kenny Marchant

"I exclusively attended public school... And I can honestly say that on the day of my graduation, if you had given me a pop quiz on history, science, or math, I would have in no way been able to pass it - despite the fact that I completely understood it at the time that it had been 'taught' to me, and had even made a good 'grade' on it." - Jessica Bowman

"I never went to school beyond the 3rd grade, but my mother taught me the difference between right and wrong." - Joe E Lewis

"Every child has a right to go to high school and end up with a third grade education." - Pat Paulsen

"If grade inflation continues, a college bachelor's degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma." - Walter E. Williams

"Life is like a school; one can learn, one can graduate, one can skip a grade or stay behind." - Elizabeth Lesser

"I was at a public school until I was in sixth grade when I moved to New York." - Sami Gayle

"I was barely in grade school when I helped my mother rearrange the living room furniture for the first time." - Nate Berkus

"I quit high school the first day of 10th grade because I felt like I was wasting time." - Bam Margera

"I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until eighth grade, and then my high-school years were in Rochester, New York." - Kristen Wiig

"I got kicked out in grade school because I staged a riot because I wanted more library time." - Bitsie Tulloch

"I been drunk most my life, don't ask me why. Through ninth grade, I ain't go to high school, ...I went to school high." - Styles P

"I been drunk most my life, don't ask me why. Through ninth grade, I ain't go to high school, ...I went to school high." - Sheek Louch

"I quit school in ninth grade, even though I was good at the studies. I knew I didn't need school for what I wanted." - George Carlin

"I loved school. But when I started 'Party of Five' in the fifth grade, I was taken out of school and tutored on the set." - Lacey Chabert

"In fourth grade I had a high school reading level, but I didn't want to go to school and I didn't feel I belonged there." - Freddie Prinze

"Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess." - Alan Shepard

"In grade school I was smart, but I didn't have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends." - David Spade

"I didn't go to high school, and I didn't go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability." - H L Hunt

"To change the media, you're gonna have to totally throw out every journalism school and get rid of everybody in every newsroom, and then you're gonna have to change the grade school and middle school and high school curriculum." - Rush Limbaugh

"Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teachers diploma." - Sarah Sutton

"You teach someone about fallopian tubes in grade school, and you revisit it again in seventh grade for a better understanding of that stuff. I think it's never-ending. I don't know why it isn't all the time." - Jen Kirkman

"All of my close friends have been in my life for years. My best friends are all people I met in grade school, going back as far as 3rd grade." - Aeriel Miranda

"When I was in sixth grade, they slashed the budgets for all of our school art programs, so my grandparents enrolled me in art classes at Worcester Art Museum, which I attended from sixth to 12th grade." - Jarrett J Krosoczka

"My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school - first grade - to when I went away to college." - Nancy Pelosi

"Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma." - Sarah Sutton

"You can never be too old or too young to be attracted to someone. I still remember my first crush back in grade school." - Mike Lee

"Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade ... If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net." - Jackie Mason

"Children don't drop out of high school when they are 16, they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official." - Bob Keeshan

"When I was in grade school I was always the guy that got 20 or 18 points. Even back then, I would lead my team in scoring." - Michael Redd

"When I was in grade school I was into chess club, Latin club, D&D, computer camp - everything that made vaginas go away." - Chris Hardwick

"The teachers liked me. In grade school, they make you copy pictures from books. I think the first one was Robert Louis Stevenson." - Andy Warhol

"I only went to school up until the beginning of tenth grade and I think that's when my style was developing." - Victoria Justice

"You learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, and suddenly there's this other world that isn't your family or your school or your friends. It's something else." - Lynne Tillman

"I learned in grade-school that after WWII European politicians considered sending Jews to Madagascar instead of Palestine. At the time I thought: Madagascar would've been so great." - Jill Soloway

"Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence." - Joe Baca

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.'" - Debbie Macomber

"As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her." - Erma Bombeck

"My second grade teacher told me I would never graduate high school. That I was going to be a juvenile delinquent." - Miles Teller

"II know very, very little about the ukulele, but I actually grew up playing the viola from 4th grade through high school." - Kris Allen

"I was filling entire school notebooks with stories by Grade 3. Of course, they were double-spaced, and the handwriting was huge." - Linwood Barclay

"I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural." - Cathy Freeman

"I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school." - Thomas Friedman

"I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill." - Stone Gossard

"I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn't spell it." - Rocky Graziano

"Once I started first grade, I started going to Emmanuel Baptist Church regularly. I went to Sunday school. We had Bible readings and things like that." - Wesley Clark

"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." - William Glasser

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness." - Debbie Macomber

"A church is an incubator, a nursery, a grade school. You start where people are and move them to where they need to be." - Adrian Rogers

"Most of the girls I know are from my school. I've gone to school with the same people since fourth grade, so I can't wait to go to a place where I don't know anybody." - Anton Yelchin

"I was always acting. I was doing after-school plays and stuff like that. But I wasn't doing well in any of the schools, so by ninth or tenth grade, I ended up going to a boarding school." - Justin Theroux

"The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true." - Frances Farmer

"I was a bad dater, and up until 8th grade I went to an all boy's school. So, by the time I hit high school I was a bit freaked out by women in general." - Steve Carell

"My first day in grade school, I was plain scared. I left the comfort of my run-down house, which I loved, and went to school where it was cold, it smelled, the lighting was bad." - Michael Keaton

"I got the writing bug in the fourth grade when a poem of mine was published in the school newspaper. Music criticism came a little later, when I was in high school." - Ann Powers

"When I turned 15, I left school having failed to make the minimum grade. With little direction I enlisted at the local culinary school. Here the academic demands were less rigorous." - Rene Redzepi

"I'm actually the last person to ask about school. I kinda ducked out at 12, before all that stuff might have happened. I left school after sixth grade and was basically home-schooled after that." - Emma Stone

"I was in elementary school in Mississippi, and when Katrina hit, my mom put me in home school. So ever since sixth grade, I've been home schooled, which was interesting." - Israel Broussard

"The rain, the rain, the rain. You can't even hear it outside the window but still it's a sad thing. Rain, the grade school teachers say, makes the trees and flowers grow, but we're not trees and flower, and so many grade school teachers are single." - Daniel Handler

"I ought to at least be able to read literature in French. I went to an enlightened grade school that started us on French in fifth grade, which meant that by the time I graduated high school I had been at it for eight years." - Lev Grossman

"I'm sure everything has a bearing on what I'm doing. My family is a lower-middle-class family, there's lots of children, seven brothers, two sisters grew up together, fighting with each other, went to school. My mother went to school up to 4th grade. My father went to school up to 8th grade. So that's about the education level we had in the family." - Muhammad Yunus

"We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school." - Evelyn Waugh

"I sucked in school." - Miranda Lambert

"I was a Russian dancer in my elementary school production of Fiddler on the Roof when I was in third grade or fourth grade. I was one of the younger kids accepted into the play, and the plays were pretty impressive, let me say." - Lizzy Caplan

"Children, of course, don't understand at first that they are being cheated. They come to school with a degree of faith and optimism, and they often seem to thrive during the first few years. It is sometimes not until the third grade that their teachers start to see the warning signs of failure. By the fourth grade many children see it too." - Jonathan Kozol

"I hadn't learned to read by third grade, which wasn't unusual for some kids. I knew something was wrong because I couldn't see or understand the words the way the other kids did. I wasn't the least bit bothered - until I was sent back to the second-grade classroom for reading help after school." - Barbara Corcoran

"I was a Russian dancer in my elementary school production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' when I was in third grade or fourth grade. I was one of the younger kids accepted into the play, and the plays were pretty impressive, let me say." - Lizzy Caplan

"During first grade, I spent nearly every afternoon for months in the school nurse's office, sick with psychosomatic headaches, begging to go home; by third grade, stomachaches had replaced the headaches, but my daily trudge to the infirmary remained the same." - Scott Stossel

"I remember I was in grade school, the fourth grade, in a free reading period in the library. Someone in my class found a copy of the Forbes 400, a list of the richest people in America, and my dad's name was on it." - Jamie Johnson

"Even when educators survey grade school texts and create new bibliographies to help teachers include Asians, Eskimos, and other Americans, females in and out of those groups may be down-played or forgotten." - Gloria Steinem

"Grade school was perilous. ... I can see how I must have worried them. I was the kind of kid who, for no apparent reason, wept piteously or threw up on myself. On an especially scary day, I sometimes did both." - Sue Grafton

"Ive been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry." - Kourtney Kardashian

"Compassion speaks with a slight accent. She was a vulnerable child, miserable in school, cold, shy ... In ninth grade she was befriended by Courage. Courage lent Compassion bright sweaters, explained the slang, showed her how to play volleyball." - J. Ruth Gendler

"Every season I teach zombie school. The casting people in Georgia look for like 200 new recruits. They come in in groups of 20, and I audition them and grade them based on their look and their performance ability." - Gregory Nicotero

"There's no true value placed in learning, if the point of you learning something is to simply know it for a test, to get a grade, to go to the good school." - Ezra Miller

"I knew, starting in 10th grade, I wanted to be in theater and an actor. I went to acting school in Siberia, but there was no future there - and I was consumed with ambition." - Andrey Zvyagintsev

"Little children can learn anything, just as they can learn a foreign language. The mind is so absorbent then. There ought to be a real program to educate teachers who want to teach grade school children about history." - David Mccullough

"I've just returned from my daughter's Halloween parade at grade school. She was supergirl - and she was perfect. And, even better, she still considers boys to be made of kryptonite." - Jonah Goldberg

"If you're 29, there has been no global warming for your entire adult life. If you're graduating high school, there has been no global warming since you entered first grade. There has been no global warming this century. None" - Mark Steyn

"We buy them (books) as our budget allows. But eighth grade has four trade books (individual-title books), and you have time to do more than that during the school year." - Bill Vaughan

"When was the last time you used the words 'teach me'? Maybe not since you started first grade? Here's an irony about school: The daily grind of tests, homework, and pressures sometimes blunts rather than stimulates a thirst for knowledge." - Jerry Spinelli

"Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade school classes that teach our children that CANNIBALISM, WIFE-SWAPPING, and the MURDER of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior." - Jesse Helms

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school" - Gaylord Nelson

"Give peace a chance, yes, but why not get serious and give it a place in the curriculum: peace courses in every school, every grade, every nation. Unless we teach our children peace, someone else will teach them violence." - Colman Mccarthy

"I know what you're thinking: why is Chris Rock bagging groceries? But I dropped out of high school in the tenth grade, so if I couldn't tell jokes this is exactly what I'd be doing." - Chris Rock

"I grew up on the back of a motorcycle - my dad didn't have a car until I was a teenager. And then my closest friend from grade school was a guy." - Aisha Tyler

"I asked all through third, fourth and fifth grade, when they were asking kids to be in the band, to be in the school band. But they wouldn't let me do it." - Jon Gordon

"I've realized there are far more efficient and devastating methods of disturbing people than merely sloshing around in the pigpen with obvious, profane, scatological, flat-brained, grade-school offensiveness." - Jim Goad

"Even from when I was in grade school or church or wherever, I was always like: we're one, and we should respect each other and grow as one. And respect each other's diversity, of course." - Valerie June

"I've always been a fan at home. That's the one joke I have with Sam [Champion]. "I've always loved you! I remember wanting to be you in grade school!"" - Chris Cuomo

"Even when educators survey grade school texts and create new bibliographies to help teachers include Asians, Eskimos, and other Americans, females in and out of those groups may be downplayed or forgotten." - Gloria Steinem

"I used to do a lot of story writing and storytelling coming up through grade school. By the time I got to college, I decided that I wanted to perform as well, and that's where I started." - Rhea Seehorn

"My mother was an artist, and I was fairly good at art as a child. I was always the best drawer in class, except in second grade when an artistic genius passed through our school!" - Natalie Babbitt

"I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America." - Christopher Darden

"I've been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry." - Kourtney Kardashian

"My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part." - Ajay Naidu

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school." - Gaylord Nelson

"I remember hearing in first grade, 'Oh, why does she get to skip school?' It wasn't like I suddenly started feeling different. I always knew that I was. I never felt I missed out." - Hayden Panettiere

"It wasn't until I got into seventh grade, I think, that I realized that doing plays might be a fun thing, and so I auditioned for the school play - and got in, as it turned out." - Chris Parnell

"If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero." - Vin Diesel

"I do home schooling. I went to regular school until fifth grade, and then I started doing home schooling, which it's completely different. I have a teacher on set with me and I just work with her, one-on-one." - Miranda Cosgrove

"Had my own car at twelve years old. Left school in the tenth grade. Married when I was sixteen. Ain't hard to figure out; I was a man at a very young age." - Joe Frazier

"That's what's so great about my job. I get paid to do what got me in trouble in grade school space out and play with my imaginary friends. In terms of Isaac, when the time's right." - Jonathan Kellerman

"I was bullied from grade one to six. Even middle school was tough for me. Everyone had these pre-existing friendships, and I was the new kid, who was acting, so that didn't help much either. It was really tough." - Devon Bostick

"I wasn't athletic as a kid, and I was self-conscious about my body, but then in eighth grade I won a school contest, and the prize was a bunch of personal training sessions." - Matt Mcgorry

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy." - Caitlyn Jenner

"Everyone in my family can sing - my momma can sing, my cousins. I was in the third grade and I was that kid who was so bad in school because I could sing." - Ester Dean

"I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I'm not proud of this, and I'm not trying to promote it." - Lisa Marie Presley

"In an ideal world, the perfect biographical subject would have been the star of his penmanship class at grade school - and would thereafter write an English that positively sings." - Stacy Schiff

"This is my saddest story: In grade school, they would have us open our Valentine's cards and read them out loud. I always sent cards to myself because nobody else did." - William Shatner

"I remember I'd come home from fifth, sixth grade, and I'd watch 'Saved by the Bell' and be like, 'I hope my high school experience is like that.' And it totally wasn't. It sucked." - Cory Monteith

"In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the one who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three." - Julianne Moore

"According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class." - Rick Perry

"When I was in the 9th grade I was flunking out of high school. And that's why I'm so encouraged by the fact that America is the place where opportunity and American exceptionalism is alive and well." - Tim Scott

"And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole." - Aisha Tyler

"See, at a certain point it becomes cool to be boy crazy. That happens in sixth grade, and it gives you so much social status, particularly in an all-girls school, if you can go up and talk to boys." - Rosalind Wiseman

"In sixth and seventh grade, my two best friends and I pretended to be horses. Every day after school, we would gallop around, whinnying and stamping our hooves and tossing our manes - for hours." - Tyne Daly

"The very first proper play I did was 'Godspell,' and I played the guitar for it, and I had a small part in a high school play. And before that, in sixth grade, I wrote a musical about Noah's ark." - Oscar Isaac

"I was raised a Catholic on both sides of the family. I went to a Catholic grade school and thought everybody in the country was Catholic, because that's all I ever was associated with." - Lou Holtz

"Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. They think of their grade school teachers reciting 'Hiawatha' and they groan." - Erica Jong

"I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file - in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file." - Alafair Burke

"In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three." - Julianne Moore

"I got in drama class in high school and I only got in there because there were girls and I thought maybe I could make a grade above a C in something." - Billy Bob Thornton



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