"My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic gown."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Simon Callow on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Simon Callow 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."Simon Callow 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."Simon Callow 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."Simon Callow on John Steinbeck
"Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it."
"I don't practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation."