When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of schoolchildren.
    — Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers, 1985

The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
    — Thomas Sowell

I would be content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
    — Anna Quindlen