Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman

is an American teacher and author, best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase
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]
Teachers try to make us feel lower than themselves, maybe because this is because they feel lower than outside people. One teacher told me to get out of the room and never come back, which I did.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want to point the way to something that should forever lure them, when the TV set is broken and the movie is over and the school bell has rung for the last time.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]
Love is the ultimate giving, an expression of one's best self.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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