"Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."John Mellencamp on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."John Mellencamp 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."John Mellencamp 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."John Mellencamp 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."John Mellencamp on John Steinbeck
"I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs."
"You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice."
"I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty it fights dirty."