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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.
[Risks]
 

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.
[Decisions]
 

When I teach people, I marry them.