"I think there's so much negative influence on children in school settings. It becomes learning by rote to pass a test. It's not contextualized."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Esperanza Spalding on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Esperanza Spalding on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Esperanza Spalding on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Esperanza Spalding on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Esperanza Spalding on Earl Nightingale
"I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that's where I practice and write and listen and study."
"The benefit of the radio is, something beyond your realm of knowledge can surprise you, can enter your realm of knowledge."