I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English.
I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.
Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Clara's 16 months, and she's really brilliant. She started talking, half in French and half in English. I don't speak French near as well as her.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
I didn't know anything about fashion. I couldn't believe it when I got here. I don't know how I'm sitting here right now speaking English.
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.
Let the tutor not merely require a verbal account of what the boy has been taught but the meaning and the substance of it:let him judge how the child has profited from it not from the evidence of his memory but from that of his life. Let him take what the boy has just learned and make him show him dozens of different aspects of it andthen apply it to just as many different subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it and make it part of himself,judging the boy's progress by what Plato taught about education. Spewing up food exactly as you have swallowed it is evidence of a failureto digest and assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of what it is given.
As a kid I had a hard time reading in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class for kids with learning disabilities.
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
I'm a teenager, but I'm independent-I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations - that's why we got married really quickly.
He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know. He who is truthful is not showy; He who is showy is not truthful. He who is virtuous does not dispute; He who disputes is not virtuous. He who is learned is not wise; He who is wise is not learned. Therefore the sage does not display his own merits.
Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
I unfortunately don't speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English, which really reflects rather badly on me.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school.