“Going to school is an everyday process; it isn’t something we accomplish and are all done with.”

 

Bruce Vento

“For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I had tried to go to college, and I didn’t really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus – I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Because we lived in the presence of the church and the convent and the rectory and the school 24-7. And this was an enormous cornerstone in the lives of my entire family. They were all pretty serious Catholic churchgoers.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“We’re gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool, stay out all night, it’s gonna be alright.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I’ve had an experience through music that has touched almost every part of me. It educated me in ways that I didn’t get educated in school. So we try to lay on a bit of that, through being funny, being serious, playing hard.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The school system only recognizes one type of intelligence. There are so many different types of intelligence.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“In many places it is literally not safe physically for youngsters to go to school. And in many schools, and its becoming almost generally true, it is spiritually unsafe to attend public schools. Look back over the history of education to the turn of the century and the beginning of the educational philosophies, pragmatism and humanism were the early ones, and they branched out into a number of other philosophies which have led us now into a circumstance where our schools are producing the problems that we face.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“There’s no school you can go to where you can study how to run a record label. Every day was a learning experience.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“I was a history major in school. I review the past a lot and think about music history and how culture unfolds.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“When I was in art school, I thought art was something I would learn how to do, and then I would just do it. At a certain point I realized that it wasn’t going to work like that. Basically, I would have to start over every day and figure out what art was going to be.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“Six Secrets to Being a Successful Humorist 1. Be scared, unhappy, and an outcast as a kid. 2. Drop out of high school. 3. Spend time alone. 4. Don’t take a comedy course. 5. Read other humorists but don’t worship them. 6. Don’t get your hopes up.”

 

Bruce McCall

“I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was no where to get help.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“We put so much pressure on kids to excel in school at such a young age.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“I didn’t only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn’t work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“It’s frightening, the way life speeds up. When you’re at school, time can’t go fast enough.”

 

Bruce Forsyth

“I’d say my best memory was climbing Mt. Fuji, and the worst memory was… trying to fit my feet into the free giveaway slippers at Japanese schools.”

 

Bruce Feiler

“One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you’ll have an engineer for life.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“I’m not a good reader. I had to take remedial reading in school. I was a slow reader and therefore it’s tough for me to stay interested in things long enough, I’ve read, probably, since college maybe 10 books, which is disgusting.”

 

Bruce Dern