To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Leap, and the net will appear.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Know or listen to those who know.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Never complain and never explain.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
I did get a degree in special education.
When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long.
My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
College atheletes used to get a degree in bringing your pencil.
I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science.
I didn't get my degree at NYU I got it later, they gave me an honourary one.
Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.