"I dropped out of high school when I was 16, after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word 'existentialism.'"
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Craig Ferguson on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Craig Ferguson on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Craig Ferguson on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Craig Ferguson on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Craig Ferguson on John Steinbeck
"I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don't know for sure."
"It's the beauty and curse of doing a daily show. Some days you've got nothing to talk about and other days Dick Cheney shoots his lawyer in the face and everyone is happy."
"It's like, it's kind of like if you ever had a car and it was a bit of a clunker but you love it, that's my show. It's a bit of a clunker but I know where everything is and I like it."
"It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure."
"Why do people do things that they fear? It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear."