Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

I was a chemistry major, but I'm always winding up as a teacher in english departments, so I've brought scientific thinking to literature. There's been very little gratitude for this.

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view.