My one thing is I continue to be interested and want to be a student. I don’t want to be a master. When I’m learning something, I’m in my element.
More quotes by Chick Corea
You don’t have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form.
I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.
I get interested in the various ways that music is being done in the culture, and some of it I like thoroughly enough to want to learn about it. The way I have been successful at doing that is to become part of it.
It’s very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he’s creating, the fact that he’s experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we’re in a brotherhood of some kind… we’re in it together.
More quotes about Education
Education is the key to opportunity in our society, and the equality of educational opportunity must be the birthright of every citizen.
The rising costs of higher education coupled with the stress of paying student loans are putting increasing pressure on students.
We seldom suffer from taking our subject of study too seriously, but we usually suffer when we take ourselves too seriously.
In the past, there has been a stigma surrounding community colleges, where they were seen as a less viable option because they are not four-year universities. I know differently and so do the millions of people across the country who have received an affordable, quality higher education at community college.
But before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of Education and knowledge must become so general as to raise the lower ranks of Society nearer to the higher. The Education of a Nation, instead of being confined to a few schools & Universities, for the instruction of the few, must become the National Care and expence, for the information of the Many.
I have been learning English on the road since I started when I was 15, so it is a slow process but making some progress. Now I think I am much more comfortable with my English. However, it is difficult, still, when I speak about something that is not tennis.
Men may be born free; they cannot be born wise; and it is the duty of the university to make the free wise.
Perhaps because my father never got a college degree himself, he continued to view people who had one with a respect that bordered on awe. In most cases they didn’t deserve it. My father could run circles around most academics and he would have done very well in college, if he’d been able to go.
One of the things that make community colleges so special is they do not pick and choose their students – they work with all students.
You are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth – inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.