"I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Spike Lee on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Spike Lee on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Spike Lee on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Spike Lee on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Spike Lee on Oscar Wilde
"We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts."
"I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody."
"Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith."
"It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody."
"My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children's education."