"I was taught by my father. He was head of the primary school so I went to his school until I was 11 - I was the youngest of four daughters and we had all been taught by him. But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Amanda Burton on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Amanda Burton on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Amanda Burton on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Amanda Burton on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Amanda Burton on Oscar Wilde
"What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories."
"But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day. I just dragged myself through GCSE and A Levels, so it suited me very much to go on to drama school, which was very active."
"Running gave me a focus to start looking after myself, to eat properly, and focus on building up my strength."