"I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Susan Orlean on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Susan Orlean on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Susan Orlean 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."Susan Orlean 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."Susan Orlean on Oscar Wilde
"I once had a boyfriend who couldn't write unless he was wearing a necktie and a dress shirt, which I thought was really weird, because this was a long time ago, and no one I knew ever wore dress shirts, let alone neckties it was like he was a grown-up reenacter or something."
"One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend."
"My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar."
"I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead."
"I want to let my friend Buster know that I would like to have dinner with him tonight. Does Buster work at home? Then how likely is he to have his cell phone on? Is he one of those people who only turns on his cell when he's in his car? I hate that."