There is no greater gift a writing teacher can give than to help another person know he or she has a story to tell. – Lucy Calkins

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. – James Michener

“Teachers affect eternity. They never can tell where their influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. – Mark Twain

Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.” –George Washington Carver

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.” –Winston Churchill

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –Frederick Douglass

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” –Malcolm X

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.” –Richard L. Evans

“Trusting children with books is a revolutionary act. Books are, after all, dangerous stuff. Leave a child alone with a book and you don’t know what might happen.” — Susan Ohanian

“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”– Oprah Winfrey

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” –Mark Twain

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read. ” –Mary McLeod Bethune

“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” — Unknown


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