Top 10 Quotes by Daniel Quinn

Daniel Quinn

Children don't need learning. They need access to what they want to learn outside the home.

Daniel Quinn
You shouldn't have to settle for rabbits if what you want is deer
Daniel Quinn

Everyone in your culture knows this. Man was born to turn the world into paradise, but tragically he was born flawed. And so his paradise has always been spoiled by stupidty, greed, destructiveness, and shortsightedness.

Daniel Quinn
The world must live. We are only one species among billions. The gods don't love us any more than they love spiders or bears or whales or water lilies.
Daniel Quinn

A castaway in the sea was going down for the third time when he caught sight of a passing ship. Gathering his last strength, he waved frantically and called for help. Someone on board peered at him scornfully and shouted back, "Get a boat!

Daniel Quinn
If you alone found out what the lie was, then you're probably right—it would make no great difference. But if you ALL found out what the lie was, it might conceivably make a very great difference indeed.
Daniel Quinn

The people who are horrified by the idea of children learning what they want to learn when they want to learn it have not accepted the very elementary psychological fact that people (all people, of every age) remember the things that are important to them - the things they need to know - and forget the rest.

Daniel Quinn
TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.
Daniel Quinn

When you send off a short story, it sits on the editor's desk in the same pile with stories by the most famous and honored names in present-day writing-and it's not going to be accepted unless it's as good as theirs. (And it'll probably have to be better.)

Daniel Quinn
This law … defines the limits of competition in the community of life. You may compete to the full extent of your capabilities, but you may not hunt down your competitors or destroy their food or deny them access to food. In other words, you may compete but you may not wage war.