John Knowles Quotes

10 John Knowles quotes:

"I'm leery about trying to prohibit them at the current location."
Author: Knowles Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward."
Author: Knowles Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Teaching Quotes
"My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education."
"Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than in the lives of most members of my class, and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone else who ever attended the school."
"The novel has one peculiarity for a school novel: It never attacks the place; it isn't an expose; it doesn't show sadistic masters or depraved students, or use any of the other school-novel sensationalistic cliches. That's because I didn't experience things like that there."
Author: Knowles Quotes Category: School Quotes
"Young people in my generation were sort of in lockstep, and it wasn't just the '40s, either. In the '30s and in the '50s it was the same. No one ever dropped out unless he got sick or got kicked out."
"An abscess on his leg developed and he was in so much pain."
Author: Knowles Quotes Category: Pain Quotes
"The summer of 1943 at Exeter was as happy a time as I ever had in my life."
"Teenagers today are more free to be themselves and to accept themselves."
Author: Knowles Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Teenager Quotes
"There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity."

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