Far Out Friday: School lives of the rich and famous

by Robert Ballantyne15 Jan 2016

From the famous to the infamous, almost everyone has spent their formative years in school. And for some legendary wits, it left a lasting impression.

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years.” – Paul Merton

“I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.” – Woody Allen

“My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section.” – Norm Crosby

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” – Gracie Allen

“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopaedia. Let them walk to school like I did.” – Yogi Berra

“In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from the smallest to the tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?” – Warren Hutcherson

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.” – Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.” – Edgar W. Howe

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