Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman

is an American teacher and author, best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase
I’ll never retire as long as I live—that’s like retiring from life! I’ll never stop writing, teaching, lecturing. If you’re in good health, living is exciting on its own.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money in that order; it is a process, a never ending one.More Bel Kaufman quotes [09/30/2011 04:09:44]
To the outside world, of course, this job is a cinch: 9 to 3, five days a week, two months' summer vacation with pay, all legal holidays, prestige and respect. My mother, for example, has the pleasant notion that my day consists of nodding graciously to the rustle of starched curtsies and a chorus of respectful voices bidding me good morning.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had used my sense of humor; I had called it proportion, perspective. But perspective is distance.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I so enjoy being old because for the first time I don't have to do anything-work, teach, study. I feel very good about myself-and at my age I can say no to anything now if I don't want to do it. What a liberating word.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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