"I would like to learn, or remember, how to live."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Annie Dillard on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Annie Dillard on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Annie Dillard 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."Annie Dillard 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."Annie Dillard on Oscar Wilde
"The surest sign of age is loneliness."
"There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable."
"It's a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere."
"People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all."
"Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone."