"My acting teacher used to say that people reveal themselves in their opposites."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Kristin Bauer van Straten on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Kristin Bauer van Straten 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."Kristin Bauer van Straten 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."Kristin Bauer van Straten 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."Kristin Bauer van Straten on John Steinbeck
"People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy."
"So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make... A lot of my life is unexamined habit."