Hi there! What are your favorite questions about teaching, learning, creativity, and design?

Here’s a collection of quotes gathered by the WI+RE team:

You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons. Norton Juster

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

Benjamin Franklin

When everyone in the classroom, teacher and students recognizes that they are responsible for creating a learning community together, learning is at its most meaningful and useful. bell hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Dream a little before you think.

Toni Morrison

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

Steve Jobs

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Annie Dillard

We live in a bewildering world.

Stephen Hawking

Too busy watering my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

Russ

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

Benjamin Franklin

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

John Denvor

Design is the art of planning, and it is the art of making things possible.

Paula Scher

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

James Baldwin, “The Fire Next Time”

Go and make interesting mistakes. Make amazing mistakes. Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here

Neil Gaiman

There’s no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom.

Paulo Freire

Every room that you walk into is better off that you’re there.

Jimmy Iovine

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.

Ruth E. Renkl

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius (Kongzi)

Even the genius asks questions.

Tupac Shakur

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Les Brown

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

Socrates

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