Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quotable - best I can think to tell them is...

"It is harrowing for me to try to teach 20-year-old students, who earnestly want to improve their writing. The best I can think to tell them is: Quit smoking, and observe posted speed limits. This will improve your odds of getting old enough to be wise."

~ Barbara Kingsolver, celebrating a birthday today

5 comments:

Pam said...

Great quote!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I love this quote!!!

The Bumbles said...

Harrowing indeed! I feel that way about teenagers.

bkclubcare said...

Brilliant!

The Viscount LaCarte said...

I'm going to remember that quote for sure.