Tracy Kidder Quotes


27 Tracy Kidder quotes:



"The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia."
"What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives."
"When I select a topic, it's usually a commitment of two to three years of my life."
"Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid."
Author: Kidder Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Right now I'm really researching for a good non-fiction story... I doubt that I'll ever find a subject like Paul Farmer ever again."
"Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid."
Author: Kidder Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"We shouldn't forget how terrifying untamed landscape was to early settlers. From their perspective, mankind was put here in the New World to conquer the wilderness."
Author: Kidder Quotes Category: Perspective Quotes Mankind Quotes



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