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Sylvia Ashton-Warner Quotes

As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly.

I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions.

I am my own Universe, I my own Professor.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.

I've got to relearn what I was supposed to have learned.

Love has the quality of informing almost everything - even one's work.

No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit.
[Helping Other People]

The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with 70 children.

There is only one answer to destruc-tiveness and that is creativity.

When I teach people, I marry them.