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My mom always told me to follow my bliss. And I remember specifically with my father, when I was out of school and not knowing how I’d get a job or make money – should I take some classes? What do I do? He said as long as I was working – to enrich myself in some way – that I was on the right path.
The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
Music was always a huge part of me, but I always did it on the side. I didn’t even take any music classes in high school… it was more of an extracurricular thing.
It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme.
William Graham Sumner
I read ‘On The Road’ in college. I was 18 or 19, and I had a particular quarter where I was taking biology, calculus, and physics. Those were my three classes. It wasn’t a well-rounded schedule at all. It was hard, hard work, all the time – hours and hours and hours of homework.
To compare Olympic sport with cricket would not be fair. Years back, cricket was a sport only for the classes, and we will also have to make other sports masses from classes like cricket.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
William Lyon Phelps
For basically two years, I took acting classes and found my own stride in L.A.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
Both of my folks were into art. My dad was an art collector, my mom had a little kiln in our basement, and we would make pottery. I think from about age five on, they sent me to art classes, and I was a huge colorer.
I believe writers need to be chameleons, or like Meryl Streep, who can play all sorts of characters. A good writer should be able to cross gender lines and people of all social classes. So for me, writing from a male point of view would be a great challenge, that I would look forward to taking on.
It took me forever, learning improvisation, because I had studied with Lee Strasberg – I dropped out of Chicago and went to his classes in New York for a couple of years, once or twice a week. What I didn’t realize was I was learning directing because he wasn’t all that good about acting, not for me.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I worked in a number of high schools in New York, and I wound up at Stuyvesant High School, which is known nationally for producing brilliant scientists and mathematicians, but I had writing classes. I thought I was teaching. They thought I was teaching, but I was learning.
At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
I teach classes 28 weeks of the year, but the rest of the time I do research and write books. While I’m writing a book, which I probably do two out of every three years, it’s like having a second job. I squeeze in the hours when I can.
Architects have created this fake separation between creation and execution. You can see it in architecture schools, where the students look down on going to contracts classes.
As the oldest I was a daddy’s girl and loved him with all my heart. My daddy had holes in his shoes so that he could pay for my photography classes, you know what I mean.
When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn’t even know how to aim the camera in those days.
Do freshman philosophy classes nowadays debate updated versions of the age-old questions? Like, how could a merciful God allow AIDS, childhood cancers, tsunamis and Dick Cheney?
If there’s going to be an SAT, it’s probably practical to invest in a book or perhaps in a course, but I’m sorry to say, I went to some classes that my kids took and it was clear in school that what they were doing was just SAT training.
I started in dance classes when I was, like, seven years old. And the arts in general, it kept me not only off the street, I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, so it kept my mind focused. It kept me passionate about something. So I wasn’t easily distracted.
Wendy Raquel Robinson
I majored in art history. But I took theater classes, and every semester I was in college productions.
It’s true that I went to dance classes as a young boy, and it did improve my feet, but I don’t believe that it was solely dancing that helped my footwork.
Since the day Martin Luther King was killed, the black middle classes have almost quadrupled, but the percentage of black children living on or below the poverty line is almost the same.
Henry Louis Gates
I never thought of myself doing period. When you’re in your acting classes, and you think about the kind of roles you want to play, it’s always ‘modern relationship drama’-type things.
I entered this glam world by luck. I wanted to join dancing classes since I was a child, but my parents never gave me the permission to do so, as no one in our family had ever chosen this path. Fortunately, I got my first break in a reality show easily due to my dance skills, so that way I have been lucky.
I started doing work as an extra and began taking acting classes. My height didn’t seem to matter and no one was making fun of me. I found where I belonged.
Acting has been a passion of mine since I was young, I took acting classes through most of high school and years following while training MMA.
I went to university in Colorado and studied art history. I did some photography classes there, although it felt really pretentious.
I was really creative. I started to dance very young. I loved to dance. I begged my mother to put me into dance classes, and finally, in third grade, she did. Tap and jazz, but not ballet.
To be a great actor, you really don’t need to go to acting school or learn dance classes or work on your body. You have to be intelligent. You have to draw on a lot of emotions that you go through in life that you can tap into once you work on a set.
Certain classes of weapons that are strictly military and have no useful purpose in sport, hunting, or self-defense should not be legally sold.
When I started in government, I said that children who come here should take German classes before they start regular classes so they can follow what the teachers say. I said it should be possible to be a believing Muslim and a proud Austrian at the same time.
There’s a competitive grief atmosphere in acting classes. Like, whoever has the biggest trauma is sort of like the winner of the day today or gets the A+. That, I could identify with from when I sort of dabbled with method acting classes when I was a teenager.
Whatever China I’d been born into, I would probably still have become a painter – I loved sketching portraits as a child, and began art classes at the age 7. But if China hadn’t been under Maoist rule, I might never have become a writer.
It should be no surprise that religion in the non-western world has failed to disappear under the juggernaut of industrial capitalism, or that liberal democracy finds its most dedicated saboteurs among the new middle classes.
I had agents in Australia; I just never had any auditions. And if you can’t audition, then you can’t work. I studied there. I did classes there. I learned how to act. Growing up there, I discovered my love for acting, but I just wasn’t getting the opportunities to work professionally.
I had never taken creative writing classes. Hadn’t even considered it.
Taken as a whole, the work of Marx, at the same times it shows the thesis of the growing pauperization of the non-propertied classes, relativizes it when contemplating the possibility that the class struggles result in distributive effects.
I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.
Let’s face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.
I grew up playing about 15 instruments and the way that I was able to accomplish that was by cutting my classes, hanging out in the band room all day, and going from one instrument to the next to the next, until I learned how to play everything by ear.
I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes.
Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them.
William Henry Hudson
Although I train hard with England and Rajasthan Royals, when I am at home in London I always like to join some group fitness classes and experiment with new workout ideas.
When I went to college, it was so easy. And I worked two jobs while I was in school all the way through; I put myself through school. But working and studying was easy for me because I had worked so hard in high school, studying all the time. Taking only three classes and then working was an easy life in comparison.
I come from a small village and have had no formal training in music or any classes from the masters of Indian classical music.
Comedy is something that I’m definitely looking to get into. I had a little taste of it and I do intend on going to classes for it because I think it’s a different muscle, and it’s hard to find female comedians.
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
Experience has everywhere shown us, and especially in the Philippines, that the classes which are better off have always been addicted to peace and order because they live comparatively better and may be the losers in civil disturbances.
I love doing demonstrations. I think to be a great chef you have to be a great teacher. I love doing classes with people who love food and enjoy food, bringing them all around one table so to speak.
It’s becoming much more common to see yoga studios offer classes aimed exclusively at people of color who are searching for ways to cope with racism and fears around police brutality.
In England, there is this tradition of the upper classes going to very expensive drama schools and then going on having careers. I knew that wasn’t an option for me. My mother would never have been able to afford that.
When I was 11 years old, my parents wanted me to do something besides get in trouble. So they enrolled me in sailing classes at the Sea Shell Association in Santa Barbara, Calif. From the moment I climbed into that 8-foot dinghy in 1952, I knew instinctively what to do and sensed I had done it before.
I took boxing classes and karate when I was young.
J. R. Ramirez
There is a slight tomboyish side to me. But I was studious, and I did not bunk classes!
Frankly, I am boring. My life is all about the film set, gym classes, and home.
I think that I represent people that sometimes don’t have a voice because of how they grew up or where they grew up or the options that were given to them. I was able to kick my way out of that, but we have a real class problem in this country, where it’s hard to jump classes.
Right after high school, I moved to Rio and took classes to become a technician for a manufacturing factory where you had to figure out how to produce 3,000 pairs of jeans. But in Rio, I was by myself, which was very liberating, being so young. I got to do my own thing.
I don’t know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.
I tried a bunch of things, like Jiu Jitsu boxing classes. I don’t know why, but I did.
Jimmy O. Yang
The top end are still making bucket loads while maintaining the illusion of the American dream: that if you work hard enough, you can make a fortune. Meanwhile, the working and middle classes have been hollowed out of the system.
My mother was working on her college degree throughout my childhood, and being the youngest in the family, that meant being dragged to a lot of her classes. She majored in playwriting, so I was exposed to theatre from a very young age, and it was just the most magical world to me.
And I’ve been taking acting classes since I was 7.
People are divided into two classes – those who profit by experience and those who do not. The unfortunate part of it all is that the latter class is by far the larger of the two.
Basically, particularly in Britain, it’s a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books.
I’m also taking singing classes as well, not that I ever plan to sing in public in my entire life. I actually have a phobia of singing, so I decided to take some singing lessons to help me get away from the phobia.
When I was in high school in the early 1960s, I wanted to be an animator and even took art classes. But by the time I was in college, I realized I couldn’t draw well enough.
I taught four classes in my life. They were a master class at Northwestern and three classes at Emerson when I was making ‘Here Comes the Boom’ in Boston.
The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
To me, if people really want to improvise, get into classes and learn.
I need to do psychology classes. That would be so interesting to me, studying people.
Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction.
I own 170 and 155. These are my weight classes.
Kids always used to come up and ask me if I ever fought Mike Tyson, and I used to tell them that we couldn’t because we were in different weight classes.
Roy Jones Jr.
One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
You don’t need expensive classes and all kinds of weird equipment if you really want to be in shape. There are great ways to do it that are very economical, it just takes a time commitment, even if it means waking up a half hour a day before the rest of the household gets up because that’s the only time you have.
The middle class is so funny, it’s the class I know best, and it’s the class where you find the most pretension, so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.
J. K. Rowling
When I got out of high school, I was working in restaurants in New York City, when I heard Bill Anderson from The Neighborhood Playhouse was doing private lessons. I started taking classes, and it was a lot of improv and Meisner and repetition.
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
A. A. Milne
Whenever I do my concerts, I try to do master classes or students.
I wrote poetry off and on in high school, when I could manage to get out of gym classes and sports – using my allergies as an excuse – and climb the hill behind school till I found a nice place to settle down with a notebook and look at Spokane spread out below.
I was acting since I was a kid, going to drama classes and being involved in every school play and musical that I could get my hands on, so it was something that was a part of me from a very early age.
At Hofstra, I got a very well rounded education. I studied acting, but they wouldn’t let me just study acting. I had to take classes in play analysis, directing, producing. I had no idea this would ever be relevant. And, of course, it’s what I used the rest of my life.
When I first broke into the acting industry, I taught spinning classes to support myself.
Also, this is what a pregnant Busy Philipps does in her free time, I’m taking master fondant cake decorating class with Anna from ‘Ace of Cakes’ at Duff’s Charm City Cakes. It’s, like, 4 three-hour classes.
Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes. But even if they are being a pain in the arse it’s a cry for help – they don’t feel like they are being listened to.
I teach classes 28 weeks of the year, but the rest of the time I do research and write books.
I fell into acting because I was really shy, and so at night after work, I took public speaking and improv classes, and I started going to auditions sort of as a dare. That was my version of ‘Fear Factor.’
I had such a broad array of classes, in improvising, in clowning, in Shakespeare. It was so great to just be inundated with all that.
This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.
My childhood was a mix of ballet classes and debating society. I liked arguing. As a teenager, I wanted to be an author. Later on, inspired by Young Enterprise and the Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, I decided I wanted to go into business.
A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.
Ray Stannard Baker
I still take acting, singing, and dance classes. I think no matter where you go in your career, you can always learn more and better yourself.
I started taking voice when I was six and dance classes every day – I just couldn’t get enough.
I took a couple of creative writing classes with Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, and in my senior year there, I took a long fiction workshop with Toni Morrison. I fell in love with it.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
I don’t really get nervous for auditions, because I just see them as mini acting classes. There’s no need to have an attachment to the outcome because it’s out of your hands after that.
My parents thought if they put me in drama classes, I might come out of my shell. It worked, and I’ve acted ever since.
I used to teach animation history classes at the University of Texas, and I wrote my master’s thesis on cartoons. I just love cartoons.
I went to karate classes where it was basically a line-up of hulking man, hulking man, small nine-year-old girl, hulking man, hulking man.
Lou and I met while we were in high school in our senior year. We were in many of the same classes together and quite a few times we went over to his house to hang out.
I didn’t know I wanted to act until it was around 21. I had just come back to Los Angeles after two and half years of traveling and working as a dancer and singer and was looking for a new performing art to study. I started taking acting classes and fell in love.
The very success of the modern American family – where kids get punctually to SAT-tutoring classes, the mortgage gets paid, the second-story remodel stays on budget – surely depends on spouses’ not being in love.
Sandra Tsing Loh
It takes work to figure out how to bank on your phone, how to sign up for classes, how to connect in a community.
My mum and I do cardio kickboxing classes together.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I love the way people dress at the races. I love people dressed to the nines during the day. That formal kind of daywear doesn’t really exist anymore except at the races. Also I love the tuffs and the working classes being so hand in glove and relying on each other to make the thing happen.
I’ve been pioneering for this sport since before there was weight classes and gloves.
Each of our children during their high school years went to ‘early morning seminary’ – scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15.
Clayton M. Christensen
I’m crazy lucky. I was trying to be a filmmaker. I was doing Second City classes as a way to be creative. I was a PA for a long time. I was working as an assistant editor on ‘Iron Chef America’ when I got ‘SNL.’ It was one of those situations where you’re concentrating in one thing and the peripheral thing popped.
I sat in on some songwriting classes, and it was really bloody hard, a lot of music theory. I’d be sitting there, and they’d be talking all this music theory, and the teacher would say, ‘Let’s ask our guest Jimmy what he thinks,’ and I’d be sitting there thinking, ‘Please don’t ask me, please don’t ask me.’
I like to mix it up, so sometimes I train with my personal trainer, sometimes I take classes because I feel like my body gets very used to it if I just do the same thing all the time.
I’ve had probably way too many acting classes, and you try to sort of shed – I think over a period of time, you’ll shed what doesn’t stick with you, and you’ll hang onto those things that do.
Donald Trump has stunned the political world by building an unlikely coalition that crosses all demographic boundaries of age, sex, race, religion and social classes, and all party lines.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
If the public can’t see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.
College, for me, was more about wrestling than actually going to classes.
When I was 4, my parents took me to see a musical, and I was like, ‘I want to do that!’ I started doing all sorts of musical camps and a lot of professional theater. I took dance classes for 10 years, too – I was never the most amazing kid in the other classes, but tap stuck with me for some reason.
Children should be taught in school that you should have all kinds of asset classes in your portfolio. They should be taught what those asset classes are, and their advantages and disadvantages.
Oh, I like to take classes every chance that I get. If I’m not working after about four or five months, I’ll jump back into a class.
I used the so-called Laffer Curve all the time in my classes and with anyone else who would listen to me to illustrate the trade-off between tax rates and tax revenues.
I was always good at gym! Gym classes were good, but school really wasn’t my thing, but I did it, got through it. It’s definitely important.
The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.
In college, I was failing almost every class I was taking my freshman year. I was having difficulty in managing my time; I was just overwhelmed. Even though I knew I was smart and knew I was good enough, at that point, I doubted all of it because I struggled to handle my sport, classes and social life all at once.
Cricket keeps me away from classes, and home, for long periods at a time. But talking to friends and family helps, it is a sacrifice I have to make, because I love cricket.
I started classes and it wasn’t because I was like, ‘I want to be an actor!’ – I was really interested in the theory of what acting can be and what it’s about. It’s all about living in the moment and kind of being present, which is something that at that time in my life I really wanted to explore.
I can set up shop anywhere. I’ve got my oils, I’ve got my yoga mat and I’m good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.
In many college classes, laptops depict split screens – notes from a class, and then a range of parallel stimulants: NBA playoff statistics on ESPN.com, a flight home on Expedia, a new flirtation on Facebook.
You see, dancers are quite mature people because they start performing so early. They become professionals when they start to take everyday classes.
I took karate classes for a few years. Taekwondo. I’d love to do a movie role where I could do some karate.
I love ‘Teach Yourself’ books. I bought an old weaving loom and had no time for classes, but one ‘Teach Yourself’ later, and my bobbin is flying.
I moved to L.A. straight out of graduating my arts high school and worked three jobs to afford living while taking acting classes and auditioning often.
I took acting classes in my senior year in college and I loved it.
My parents always stressed finding some sort of creative outlet, so they would take me to dance classes, take me to jazz clubs.
I was a kid watching music videos, which were so cool and made me want to learn how to dance. I wish I could’ve gone to dance classes and learn, like, hip-hop dancing.
I feel like if they added a few weight classes it wouldn’t change up the dynamics of the sport. You can still have champions and it wouldn’t be like boxing. Boxing got messed up, because they’ve got so many belts, so many unifications. It’s crazy.
You know how when you get older you actually want to learn? When I went to college, I wasn’t as interested in the art history classes as I am now.
I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.
I love salsa. I use to take salsa classes when I was a little girl with my mom.
My best moment in the UFC, I guess now that I look back, I guess my biggest accomplishment is the two belts in two weight classes. I really wanted to see if I could make it three, but you know, you’re talking about the best guys in the world.
B. J. Penn
Mum put me in drama classes when I was about 14. I’d been going on about it for some time, so maybe it was a way to shut me up.
In the ring, you’re constantly working out and honing your craft, and you’re doing the same thing with acting, too – taking classes and working with vocal coaches.
I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
The working classes were becoming more and more sharply aware of the complex causes of international malaise.
I was always drawn to performing. I took improv and acting classes during the summers and was involved in middle and high school plays. But when I discovered indie and punk music in high school, those things sort of took over.
At Temple University, and I’m sure this was the way in a lot of film classes, comedy was not an option, and not considered a serious form of expression. You had to make a film about an issue.
I was married to a law student, and I used to attend classes with him at Georgetown University Law Center. Being of dramatic bent, I was drawn mainly to Criminal law and Evidence classes. A just-beginning writer, I would find an empty chair and listen, mesmerized, to the lectures.
Most students who take math classes aren’t going to be mathematicians. They’re going to be engineers, statisticians – in many ways, that’s the more important mission of math education.
My dad signed me up for some acting classes at a place in Honolulu, and there I got to audition for some L.A.-based talent agents. I got a few ‘callbacks’ and so my mom and I decided to fly to California and check it out!
When I was in college, I would go out, and I would go to these open mic nights at Stitches and Nick’s Comedy Stop, so I was going to classes during the day, and then at night, I would be signing up on the lists.
I do a lot of dance classes in my spare time. I’m a dancer at heart.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
George Bernard Shaw
There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Some of the people I’ve met in those first few weeks of even trying improv classes are still my friends now – 15, 17 years later.
I love puppies, and I love animals in general. Besides that, I do martial arts: extreme martial arts. I also play real guitar and drums, and sing. And I’m taking some college classes, hoping to major in English and creative writing.
I took physics, and lo and behold, there’s a lot of physics in ‘Lost.’ I think for most people, liberal arts educations are more abstract, but for me, it’s been a chance to apply the things I’ve learned more directly. I also took some Folklore and Mythology classes, and I think that a lot of that influenced me.
I’ve been enjoying classes at the gym, where people look at me because I’m fat. At the end of the workout, they’re sucking air and I’ve beaten them because I have more heart, because I had it much harder.
Growing up as a kid, I took creative writing classes, and I was always into poetry.
I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up, so I checked into college for a little bit. I took classes at a community college in West L.A. I took psychology, English, and philosophy.
I’d love to learn to cook. I think the ladies like a guy who can cook. Also, there are lots of available ladies at cooking classes. Can you tell I’m single?
I’m Muslim but not really. My family did not care. And I always managed to skip religion classes when I was living in the Gulf, even when they were obligatory.
I went on a few auditions for Broadway musicals, and never stopped taking classes, but I didn’t take it seriously until I was out of college.
I’ve always really liked being active. I do Spinning classes, I run, I have a trainer, I do Pilates with my sister Shade.
My whole life, I wanted to be a fighter pilot; it’s what I wanted to do. I set up all of my classes for it, but I got lazy my senior year in high school and didn’t get my paperwork in.
I began acting when I was very young, maybe 5 or so? Just by going to acting classes and that sort of thing.
I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes… but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid!
I would suggest it to any actor to get some movement classes because it really, really makes a difference.
There are only two classes – first class and no class.
David O. Selznick
I’m a five-time world champion in two different weight classes. Man, it’s amazing.
While I was pregnant, I had dozens of checkups. They covered everything from blood tests to ultrasounds, and I even had the option of attending birthing classes with my husband.
I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios – the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us – and the feeling of ritual the classes had.
Hip hop classes and ballet are what I’ve been keeping up with, and of course my usual abdominal workout, which consists of 500 sit-ups a session. Or I take a 30-minute abs class at my gym. But dance classes are a full-body cardio workout, which always brings me success and keeps me feeling great.
Why aren’t we talking about it in health classes in school? That’s just as important as learning about physical health and nutrition. Why aren’t we learning about our minds and our mental health and mental illnesses? I just think that it’s something that very much needs to go hand in hand.
In our time, there are still many, like those in the Good Samaritan story, who being of the religious classes in that time, purposely crossed to the other side of the road, and passed by the injured and bleeding.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes.
I started taking gymnastic classes when I was 3 years old.
I was quite disruptive and out there. Then I found myself in a load of remedial classes being told how to use a ruler. But when they tested my IQ, they found out I was quite intelligent.
My Vikings class was super fun, and I have loved the computer science classes. Coding, for me, is like a boyfriend that makes you really upset, and then you can’t get enough of him.
Just speaking from growing up in the projects, it was hard for me to take dance classes or voice classes because I didn’t have money. Or learn an instrument because I didn’t have the money to buy one.
I just did what I loved – flowers and rock n’ roll. Pretty and punk. I was largely inspired by my dancing school classes and costumes.
There’s this certain caliber of dancing I was striving for when I was younger, and it’s very hard for me to go back and just do it for fun. But I take all other kinds of classes: I take jazz classes, modern classes, and I love doing that instead of going to the gym. The gym is not very much fun.
I love to do spin classes, go for a hike, box, or do hot yoga.
In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years.
What I did at Ole Miss had nothing to do with going to classes. My objective was to destroy the system of white supremacy.
I learned by watching my favorite shows. I would just rewind and say the words back, until they sounded right to me. I never studied the American accent, in terms of getting a teacher or taking phonetics classes. I’ve always been a good mimic. It really wasn’t that hard for me.
Since I had gone to a Marathi-language school, I had to take elocution classes as preparation for my part as Kasturba.
I love doing improv, and I swear by it, and I encourage people to take classes, and blah blah blah. But it’s always been interesting how it doesn’t necessarily translate to television.
I had two parents who were doctors, and my mom was valedictorian in multiple classes.
John T. Chambers
I didn’t go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world.
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
On a normal day, I would wake up at 7:00 A.M. and spend about three to four hours training every day. But all of that depends on my school schedule. School and classes usually run from 8:00-10:40 A.M., but not before I’ve had a coffee for breakfast.
The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes – but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.
Ezra Taft Benson
I was an All-American at three different weight classes in college. Started off at 149, then 157, and then finished up my senior year at 165.
In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.
Rather than dividing the world between good and evil, the Left divided the world in terms of economics. Economic classes, not moral values, explained human behavior. Therefore, to cite a common example, poverty, not one’s moral value system, or lack of it, caused crime.
I started creative writing classes at Aberdeen Central Library, and the writer-in-residence there, Todd McEwen, encouraged me a great deal. He showed my stories to his editor, and I thought that was just what happened to everyone who took his classes!
I did improv classes just like any kid would do soccer or gymnastics or swimming. At one of my showcases, my manager came to my mom and said, ‘We would like to represent your daughter.’ My mom asked me that night if I would like to actually act, and I said, ‘Why not? I’ll give it a try!’
The political classes are despised when they deal in sound bites, embrace tokenistic campaigns and feather their own nests while trying to please all of the people all of the time.
I was in honors classes in high school. I’d get an A on every test, but I had a 1.9 grade point average. The teacher would say, ‘You didn’t do your homework.’ I’d say, ‘But isn’t the homework supposed to be the lead-up to the test?’
My science teachers always encouraged their classes to ‘go out and discover something’ because all scientific endeavors depend on observation and experimentation. Through such pursuits, anyone can find something new to science, and if it’s truly novel, the entire edifice of science might have to be restructured.
I loved acting classes, but it was very low key. Never a job job.
My school in St. Louis is great. They basically created a program where I can do online classes and independent studies when I’m traveling. But then I still get to go home and take classes in a normal school environment.
I’m the youngest of five kids, and I wanted attention. And in Santa Barbara, there was lots of theater going on, so for that area, it was a little bit like playing Little League baseball. There were dance classes, theater classes, and I just loved it.
I hated sport, but at 13, I went to an aerobics class and the teacher thought I had natural rhythm. She suggested formal dance classes, and that’s when I finally found something I was really good at.
Craig Revel Horwood
In the last century, I earned my living as a librarian, and I loved it. I’d have to take some classes to get up to speed with 21st-century librarianship.
Coffee, one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, contains a plethora of naturally-occurring compounds, including several classes of antioxidants.
I try to do things that make me feel good. I go to yoga classes, drink a lot of water, eat healthily and keep things like alcohol and coffee to weekends. I don’t overdo anything.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
I think we should focus more, rather than less, on mobilising the middle classes. They often have a bit of time and money to contribute to change.
I wouldn’t just come home from school and watch TV everyday, they had me involved in lots of local theatre. I was a very dramatic, talkative child. And that was part of my mother’s creative solution – to put me in workshops and classes and children’s theatre programmes.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
I was very personable and outgoing and was friends with most everybody in my class but I was a diehard dancer so I was constantly at dance classes and working toward my passion of dance.
We do a thing here at Arkansas that we teach Football IQ and call it ‘Hogonese.’ They are classes year-round where we get our guys better at the language and culture we want in our program.
In a television interview, I said that diversity in our children’s books should include the adventures of disabled children, travellers and gipsies, LGBT teens, different cultures, classes, colours, religions. It shouldn’t be a token gesture, nor do such stories need to be ‘issue-based’.
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.
J. C. Chandor
I went to my mum at about seven or eight and said I want to start acting, but the week before, I had said I wanted to do ballet. She said if I took acting classes for a full year, she would look further into it, and that’s how it started.
Children don’t just play any more – they’re far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you’re actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It’s far better to remain a calm parent.
My mom took my sister and I to music classes. We used to hate practising as kids but my grandma used to make it fun by playing musical games with us.
I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
I’ve taken salsa classes. I love dancing and I love to karaoke. So I bought a microphone with some tapes and my son and I karaoke. I know the entire ‘Dora the Explorer’ soundtrack.
Growing up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I took classes as a young girl and became very serious about ballet, and also performed with a local company, although it wasn’t a professional company.
Cathy Marie Buchanan
One reason that we eat processed foods is the decline of home economics. Restarting home economics classes is one of the key things we could do to get this issue moving.
As a kid, I was just writing scripts and taking whatever film classes I could in college.
I’ve had such a hard time with dyslexia my whole life. When I was a child, I didn’t learn to read until I was a lot older, and I was behind in my classes; it was such a challenge.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
I loved Stanford and symbolic systems. For me, I came to Stanford assuming I would be a doctor and got really deep into chemistry and biology, but I noticed everyone who was on the same track as me was taking the exact same classes. I wanted to do something more unique.
Westminster is no joke. I took some tough classes there. It prepared me for a tough career.
I do all over body workouts, HIIT classes, boxing and lots of leg and back work.
Featherweight division is one of the most complicated and tough classes in UFC.
The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
William H. Seward
The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
I tried martial arts classes for three weeks, but I quit because you actually get hit. I just want to do the movie kind of martial arts.
All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.
Well, actually, the Second City thing came about because I was taking a few improv classes there. I thought that the improv classes would help with my wrestling career, which it has.
When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren’t glued to computers because they didn’t exist, so being active was all we knew.
I think the sport is growing and along with it weight classes have to be added.
When I got my MacBook, I started playing around with Garageband a lot. It was just a creative outlet. I put everything into it. I would skip all my classes just to be making my songs. Stuff like that made me feel good.
Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.
Some people go to acting classes to learn. I just kind of went for the dates.
When I was in acting classes early on, there were so many people in these classes who were doing great work, and you’d just look at them and say, ‘Wow, I hope to someday be like that.’ And yet these people never worked. You never saw them.
The working classes in England were always sentimental, and the Irish and Scots and Welsh. The upper-class English are the stiff-upper-lipped ones. And the middle class. They’re the ones who are crippled emotionally because they can’t move up, and they’re desperate not to move down.
Growing up, my dad drank a lot of wine, so I got a taste for, and learned how to enjoy it. He spoke a lot about flavors and differences in tastes of wine. Also, our manager, Rick Sales, is a big wine drinker; he goes to a lot of wine-tasting classes, and he’s taught me about the qualities of wine.
Big-time college ball is a business, and they work you to death. You’re in the gym at 7 A. M., got classes all morning, then five hours of practice a day.
I barely knew I wanted to be an artist. I liked my art classes and painting was fun, I guess, but I didn’t realize that seeing the country was going to inspire me to further explore that… but that’s what it did.
When I got to college, I didn’t take writing classes, just the standard freshman composition class.
Just do Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz 3 for the 165-pound title. You want to talk about a big fight? That’s a big fight. Let’s add some weight classes. Let’s see more champion versus champion. Let’s get some more two division champions.
I went to an all-boys high school, and they accepted girls in only the two A.P. classes.
In terms of negotiating a career – I’ve always grown up being an insider and an outsider to different worlds, across different classes and cultures, so I have always naturally liked making films or music that puts things in unexpected places.
I took a couple of classes in clowning, but that was more like Lucille Ball kind of slapstick, not Ringling Brothers. But we had to do things silently, and the teacher would do this running commentary. ‘Does this make Clown sad? Oh, Clown doesn’t like that, does Clown?’ Always ‘Clown.’ Never a name.
June Diane Raphael
I had a friend named Vasil Rusev in my rowing classes. I’ve always liked that name. When I first started in WWE, I had the opportunity to choose a name, and I choose Rusev.
The thing about working in Hollywood is that, at some point, you really get tired of hearing how godless you are, and how if you and the rest of the heathens in Tinsel town would put more God-centric shows on TV, people wouldn’t be abandoning prime time in favor of their Bible study classes.
My time at Barnard was fun but stressful. I transferred there from the acting conservatory at NYU, and my Rolling Around On the Floor Pretending to Be a Lion classes didn’t translate into many academic credits.
ATT did a lot of classes, and I had a lot of female partners to work with. In Colorado, I don’t really do any classes.
I was used to theatre classes. I studied with my mother; she was a theatre teacher and directed, too, so it was very family-like. Then I studied with a great teacher in Paris, and she was wonderful; she pushed me, but she was a warm soul.
I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room.
My feeling is, having lived in different classes, that people want equality of opportunity… that’s the thing that makes me despair: the idea that people aren’t given equality of opportunity.
Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
I didn’t take the typical path and go to college after high school. Instead, I saved up money from teaching dance classes and moved to L.A. But my family was so supportive – I never felt pressure from them. It’s crucial to find a support system, even if it’s not your family.
When I was in my freshman year at college I took some acting classes and found that I fell in love with it again.
I trained as a classical actor in London for three years. We did Tennessee Williams and dialect and accent classes; they were one of my favorite things to do each week. And we’d strip it down to the phonetics and listen to the sound. It was a really interesting way to look at it all.
For a while, I was a flight attendant. I lived in New York, and I was a bartender. I took cooking classes, martial arts classes. I taught a foreign language. I went back to college and studied acting, which I love. I was doing stunt work as well.
I didn’t really take a lot of any on-camera classes or anything like that. I really just threw all of my energy into auditioning, and I know that I basically just did things based on feedback that I would get.
I’d taken, like, maybe some African dance classes a couple of times, but I wasn’t a musical theater person at all.
At 16, I got into local-education archaeology classes – you got to go to summer digs. It allowed me to be both intellectual and a bad girl with a wicked social life every evening!
The character of Robin Hood stands for the deep anger of the dispossessed against the ruling classes.
In my class – in all fifth-grade classes – we were required to read ‘classics,’ books like ‘Shiloh,’ which is about a white boy and the dog he rescues. And ‘Old Yeller,’ which is about a white boy and the dog that rescues him. And ‘Where the Red Fern Grows,’ which is about a white boy and the two dogs he trains.
We’ve all had classes with a professor so bland and monotone that their lectures sound like Mitt Romney reading ‘Paradise Lost’ from a blown speaker.
I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby.
I don’t campaign for the end of the aristocracy or the upper classes; I don’t really want to destroy anything at all. I just want more plurality.
I was a coat-checker at Orso, and all these wonderful actors were coming in, and it was exciting to me, so I started going to classes, and my excuse was, ‘I’ll be a better songwriter if I can understand how to play a character.’ Well, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Sophie B. Hawkins
I never had vocal lessons, dance classes, or any of the things my peers had.
Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only.
When I originally entered UCLA, I had planned to go for a film major, but I kept finding myself taking math classes for fun, ’cause I missed them from high school!
It fell into my lap. I grew up doing dance classes. And one day, a film production company contacted my dance school looking for background dancers. I wasn’t looking for it. It just happened. And I found myself on set. And that was that.
One of my favorite classes was horror in theater and psychology.
Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.
When I was really young, my mom enrolled me in dance classes.
You can’t learn acting through any classes.
My parents were not at all backstage parents. We had none of that in the family. It was just very clear right away that I was an actor, even from 4 years old. I’ve never waited a table. I taught some – I’ll teach classes in improv or Shakespeare, but there’s some motor in me that needs to do that.
John Michael Higgins
A dream my girlfriend and I have is to move to New York for a year or two because we just love the city. I would take some acting classes.
I will take classes in Kannada and will learn to read and write it.
I originally wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to be Kylie Minogue. My dad thought that was a very silly ambition and introduced me to drama classes. Once I became fixated on that, there was no stopping me.
Brazil was a very good experience. I learned a lot about how to play football, both technical and physical. There would be a hundred kids of all ages, training and doing classes together.
I taught woman-centered childbirth classes for five years and have a particular interest in the history of childbirth practices.
I have been with the Art of Living for around four years. Now, I have started taking classes, too. It has taught me to be patient and achieve a state of peace.
The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals.
Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; and its taxes (for duties are but taxes) enormous, unequal, and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country.
John C. Calhoun
What’s funny is my mom took me to the theater for the first time when I was six years old, and I was just amazed by it. I just said, ‘Hey Mom, can I do this too?’ And so she signed me up for little theater classes, and I remember my first audition for a play when I was seven years old was for ‘The Thankful Elf.’
I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I’m trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn’t the right place for me.
One day I was teaching my class and then I had to go to the White House right after, so literally, I took my dress to school. After my classes I went into the ladies room, changed into my outfit, got into the car, went to the White House. So there are real, you know, Superman moments!
I always wanted to be a writer, and I did want to be a novelist. In college I took a couple of classes that taught me I would never be a novelist. I discovered I had no imagination. My short stories were always thinly veiled memoir.
I’ve always been in school plays and performing monologues and taking drama. Now I’m in acting classes. I do it the real way. I want to be a working actor. I would love that. I just like being on a series and having a script, and I want that to be my nine-to-five.
When other students would study after classes, I would go out again to work out and then study in the night.
I love acting classes. I think they’re great. It’s like working out in the gym. It’s a great place to figure out everything that’s working and what isn’t working.
I was one of the top paid guys at Impact, thankfully. With that money, I invested a bunch of it and I’ve been taking classes on learning day trading with stocks.
Being in Loyola College exposed me to other options and gave me confidence, apart from the freedom to bunk classes. I became a merchandiser and then a garment manufacturer, and interacting with foreign buyers and manufacturing foreign brands in India gave me a high.
I basically learned hip-hop from *NSYNC. And then while I was touring in theater shows, and I couldn’t take classes in hip-hop but I wanted to, I just watched Justin Timberlake concerts.
Vincent Rodriguez III
I wish I watched movies like ‘Hidden Figures’ when I was a kid, and maybe I would’ve taken science classes super seriously, because I saw myself.
The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
There are so many people that say they are actors and they don’t spend for 5 minutes a day working on their craft. You need to train and need to take classes to keep your tools sharp. I’m always in class, whether it’s theater or drama workshops.
The first music-learning thing that I took seriously was piano lessons when I was a kid. I guess that was probably the only time that I was forced to perform music, because I had piano recitals, and my school also had mandatory music classes that had some performing required.
I could probably do a documentary on acting classes; I’ve taken so many.
On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life.
I did yoga in both of my labors. It’s painful, but it helps you, you’re supposed to stay active and move around. A lot of squatting. I didn’t take any childbirth classes.
What happens when kids don’t have glasses – they get bored in class. They disengage and they may be disruptive. They may be misdiagnosed for A.D.D. or put in special needs classes.
In all cities, the better classes – the business men – are the sources of corruption, but they are so rarely pursued and caught that we do not fully realize whence the trouble comes.
It’s not my place to compare myself to greats like Tyson, Frazier or men like that. But I would look at a fighter like Evander Holyfield. He’s a great heavyweight who worked his way up through the weight classes to become champion and had to beat bigger men along the way.
When I came back to Mumbai after boarding school, I was 16 and I picked up weight training and yoga. This is when I also started dance classes and Pilates and then I started doing different workouts every month. I am now proficient in kick boxing, gymnastics, classical dance as well as yoga.
‘Hey Dude’ was shot in Arizona, and that took me to the West Coast. We did 65 episodes. It was not a show that a ton of people saw, so it was like doing acting classes and getting paid for it. At that point I had the acting bug. So I went to L.A. to give it a try and never left.
These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
I pretty much spent my twenties as a musician and taking acting classes. I loved it. I was at UCLA getting As and Bs in English and creative writing, basically trying to stay out of the Army. All I really wanted to do was play music.
Robert David Hall
I took classes taught by an elderly woman who wrote children’s stories. She was polite about the science fiction and fantasy that I kept handing in, but she finally asked in exasperation, ‘Can’t you write anything normal?’
Octavia E. Butler
I would love to do a little ballroom dancing with my husband… He and I can take a couple classes together. It would be a lot of fun!
I’ve always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn’t all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
When I first moved to L.A., I didn’t have a lot of money to join a gym or take classes, so I improvised. My sister and I went to the library and looked over their DVD collection and discovered Neena and Veena, these Egyptian twins who have a whole series of belly dancing routines. We did them all.
I like all styles of MMA, my first classes in the sport were BJJ but I prefer to stand up.
It is great for your work to get through to both the masses and classes.
I’m just wanting to make the proper breakfast and keep the house. That’s my passion. At the request of my kids, I’m taking cooking classes. As I go to sleep at night, I think, ‘Did I do a great job as a mom, or was that an average day?’
I took classes and performed and did improv and sketch and wrote sketches and did lights and sound for other people’s shows just so I could be around the theater. That was about seven nights a week for seven years.
My heart’s in really great shape thanks to spinning classes.
My parents moved around Stockton and Lodi. I had a lot of anxiety about jumping into another classroom. They were always putting me in special ed. But I was smart; I wasn’t like these kids in the special-ed classes. But it would make me feel a little bit stupid.
In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
William E. Gladstone
It’s easy to think that college classes are mainly about preparing you for a job. But remember: this may be the one time in your life when you have a chance to think about the whole of your life, not just your job.
While I wasn’t very good at much else in school, in my creative-writing classes or when we had to do some writing in my English classes, I tended to do better at it.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
I don’t favour ethics classes being an alternative to special religious education classes.
I wish they taught green screen acting classes.
The work of popular education, the temperance movement, the peace movement, are to a great extent carried on by the young. Their meetings show that the young understand one of their tasks: that of bringing together the different classes through social intercourse.
Undoubtedly, church fish fries and picnics help build social cohesion. It was at my dad’s medium-size evangelical church – my first real exposure to a sustained religious community – that I first saw people of different races and classes worshiping together.
J. D. Vance
The classical writers… playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically.
My family was absolutely supportive. I did have a fear of cold reads because of my dyslexia, but my family’s support and reading classes really helped me overcome my fear!
I wish I had taken some dance classes; I would love to be a female Hrithik Roshan.
It’s hard after a long day at work to still get your butt up and go to the gym, so classes are the best motivators for me, or if I have a trainer. I had a trainer for a while, and that was cool because you just show up, and they tell you what to do.
Miranda Rae Mayo
It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
There’s just so much free time. In college, you’ve got study hall, classes, film – all that stuff. In the NBA, it’s just practices, games and that’s it.
So many people can see my content and see that I dance and maybe it’ll draw them to my Instagram where I have longer clips of me and dance classes or improv.
But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don’t give alcohol to kids.
I usually balance school by doing online classes and regular classes – that has helped me a lot, and I’m able to get my schoolwork done while I’m traveling too.
It’s easy for the thought-leader and executive classes to embrace a ‘do what you love and love what you do’ philosophy when they are wealthy enough to work hard only voluntarily, and when their jobs grant them status.
The ethic of liberal individualism has so deeply permeated the psyches of blacks… of all classes that we have little support for a political ethic of communalism that promotes the sharing of resources.
I work out religiously. It’s great for my back. It’s great for my core. I’ve been exposed to lots of exercise regimens and movement classes as an actor, so I understand the importance of stretching and staying limber, but Pilates is what’s really spoken to me. It works everything out.
After I lost my legs, I got invited to my old high school, and I shared my stories with all the classes. I remember I was so nervous and didn’t know where to start, but I knew I had information they could take away.
In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure.
Carol W. Greider
I worry that people think you have to go to a university to be a good writer, which is categorically untrue. I don’t think I learned how to write at Oxford. I did not go to any creative writing classes or anything.
I was a good pupil at primary school: in the second class I was writing with no spelling mistakes, and the third and fourth classes were done in a single year.
You know, master classes are essentially extended Q&As. That’s how I always approach them. I don’t mean to downplay it. It’s just that I never fancy myself as someone who is taking a class. ‘Master class’ insinuates a teacher, and I’m not one.
History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.
People are getting more used to another language; that’s how I learned English and Spanish. I listened to other singers and tried to sing with them. Of course, I studied it, and I took classes, but music helps me a lot.
When it comes to boxing, I’m a four-time champion in four different weight classes. I did it at the age of 26. You can’t down talk that.
I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important.
I acted in theater and I took film classes when I was 12 and just obsessed over it. I loved it and spent hours and hours in the film studio learning and watching.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn – a first step, if you will.
Michael N. Castle
I attended classes and taught classes, in Food Anthropology at Pace University, with an anthropology professor. You can trace history by the architecture and food of a place. Food is one of those things that transcends and stays in the culture.
How rich our German life is compared to France or England: what an abundance of social types and customs with completely different origins… Germany is a world, whereas England and France, with their stereotypically divided three social classes, are but enlarged villages… what a stage for a Balzac.
Harry Graf Kessler
The point of workouts are no longer to do double 60-minute sessions or go to classes five times a week. You don’t want to burn out and beat your body up.
I try to do a variety of physical activities. I spin, take classes at Barry’s Boot Camp, go to the gym, use home DVD’s of ChaLEAN Extreme workouts, which I think are brilliant, and I run around after my three girls. Also, let’s be honest. The amount of laundry I do is an exercise in and of itself!
Unconventionality is no longer a taboo. It is being applauded and celebrated by both the classes and the masses.
I have always enjoyed literature classes, and I took a fiction workshop for writing and analyzing at Curtis… I don’t know if would do it professionally, but it’s nice to have the balance with the music.
For the oppressed peoples and classes, for the peoples and workers who have taken control of their destiny, Marxism is a shining path, a sun of hope and certainty that never sets, a sun that is always at its zenith.
The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection.
Even when I teach my MMA classes in the gym, it’s hard to teach what I do. It’s more of state of flow, a state of feel. It’s not a robotic thing like one, two, three, kick, one, two, three, switch, jab, cross. It’s completely unorthodox. Everything is about rhythm, tempo and pace. It’s a different style, man.
I have a vision of homes alerted, of classes alive, and of pulpits aflame with the spirit of Book of Mormon messages.
Ezra Taft Benson
I looked for acting classes in Paris just to do something different than modeling. And then one day I just thought, ‘Okay, that’s enough, I have to start doing something.’ I went to the acting agency and I just told them I wanted to act and asked them if they would give me a chance, and they did.
I could see no position to say, ‘I’m going to make a living as a writer.’ But I went to classes for it; I read every play in ‘Theater’ magazine. I saw the second acts of everything on Broadway – I had a job as a CBS usher in New York City, and on my way home every night, I’d see what shows I could get into.
James L. Brooks
My mom put me into dance classes, found out that I can’t dance to save my life.
The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.
I met my wife when we were both 19 or 20, at a music school where she was taking voice and piano lessons and I was doing classes in music theory and composition.
I took tap classes growing up.
Jon M. Chu
I went to classes on writing for film and theatre as well as short stories at Stanford.
I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.
I was never a bright student, potentially never good at dramatics; I was sometimes given one-line roles that I was happy to do so that I could bunk classes. My mother used to cry three times a year, and that is when my report card used to come.
I had always attended classes and written stories as a creative outlet because I need that, and I thought, in my previous career in a model, the way I approached that was that I believed I was telling a non-verbal story.
It’s important, according to me, to train in small doses so as to not lose the joy of playing chess. I personally think too many coaching and training classes may take away a child’s interest in the game itself. The essential thing to do is practise often and, in case of a doubt, to consult a trainer.
I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes.
Basically, when I went to school in Sri Lanka from age five onward, the classes there were sometimes sorted into a hierarchy of your skin tone. So the fairer-skinned kids sat at the front row, and the darker-skinned kids sat at the back by the poor ones who played out in the street all day long.
Coronavirus is constantly attacking society’s vulnerable classes and spaces. We must shake off the fantasy that we can go back to the past we were accustomed to.
Often, when art from the canon is brought in to fine art classes, it is used as a prop to inspire art-making projects but more rarely as something to study in-depth for itself.
I was singing R&B songs, listening to Boyz II Men, and I wanted to take dance classes, but I waited until my senior year of high school to take my very first dance class.
Vincent Rodriguez III
As all C.S. students know, first year is super easy, but second year is when things get harder. At least that’s how it was in my experience. And I didn’t have to save the planet between classes either. Instead, I went home and studied quietly. I was a party animal.
I valued the biblical foundation I got at Biola. I was able to take classes that strengthened my faith and helped me to better understand what I believe and how to, in a practical way, apply my faith in real-world situations.
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
Patrick J. Kennedy
I skate about 15 to 20 hours a week and also incorporate a lot of off-ice training. I take ballet and Pilates classes and lift weights with my physical therapist when I’m not on the ice.
We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can’t survive without you kids. It’s all about you kids.
Everybody who makes any kind of policy needs to substitute teach. But you’ve got to be a real teacher. You can’t just go to a couple of classes with the regular teacher there. It is an incredibly hard job.
I’m really not worrying about jumping weight classes. For me, the weight is not a problem.
I wrote my first 30 books as a teacher. I would read to my classes, and they’d give me feedback. I was trying to role model.
My mom graduated from the University of Michigan, which is a great school. Then she got her Master’s from NYU. She wanted to be an actress, so when she graduated, she had a dream, and she started following it. She moved to New York and took acting classes with people like Denzel Washington.
Over time, shop classes sort of disappeared or got marginalized in the states. I don’t really know why. Now with tech like 3-D printers and CNCs, shops have acquired a new shine.
I played a little basketball, but basketball interfered with theater season. That’s when we did our term plays and did nutshell versions of Shakespeare for English classes. And, believe me, I got a fair amount of looks from the guys on the team. ‘You’re in theater but you can play football?’
I had a friend that was really passionate about yoga, and she let me come with her to a couple of her classes – I just got really into it. The more you practise, the better you get. It’s an hour when I’m not thinking about anything except breathing.
I teach biology, it’s kind of a difficult science and time is limited. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all about the students. I teach classes that are for majors, so some of them are pre-med, pre-pharmacy and pre-dentistry and veterinarians.
I love hot yoga. I go to a sculpt class with weights. That’s really good for the core and it’s obviously super hot. I love cardio bar. I’m not a big gym fan, so I like to go to classes.
Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor.
John Bates Clark
When I first moved out to L.A., I was still 17. The deal with my dad was that I would be able to live out there if I were to treat my acting classes like college classes. So when I moved, that’s all I did: trained and auditioned.
My go-to gifts are scarves from my friend Matin Maulawizada’s nonprofit organization, Afghan Hands, which supports disenfranchised women in Afghanistan. In exchange for their beautiful embroidery, the women are given financial aid and classes in math and literacy. The scarves are all stunning and one of a kind.
Teachers do not need to be armed with guns to protect their classes; they need to be armed with a solid education in order to teach their classes.
I feel lucky in that I don’t really have to go to college to study something job-specific. I just want to go to learn about what is interesting to me and learn about the classes that you don’t really get to take in high school because you have to take the basics.
Beyonce was very shy around children, and one of the reasons we put her in dance classes was so she’d have some little kid friends.
The world of women fascinates me, probably because my sister and I were always together as children in our mother’s salon after school and after ballet classes. We used to talk about what we saw: the different ladies who would come in, all with their distinctive personalities.
Academically, I was never that interested. I skipped classes. My biggest dream was to have a coffee shop, but I had no idea how to get the money to do that.
First semester I took classes like econ and that kind of stuff, and I was miserable.
I graduated in biology by overcoming an incredibly impossible science workload in college. The knowledge does nothing for me, but knowing I achieved that makes me feel like I can achieve anything because those science classes in biology are just impossible.
From, like, two, three years old, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson and just wanted to be on stage with him. And my mum put me in dance classes, but I had a lot of social anxiety and didn’t want to be around people; I didn’t like to look at anyone in the eye, so that was a difficult thing to get over.
No one can teach writing, but classes may stimulate the urge to write. If you are born a writer, you will inevitably and helplessly write. A born writer has self-knowledge. Read, read, read. And if you are a fiction writer, don’t confine yourself to reading fiction. Every writer is first a wide reader.
Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it’s one of the most charming things about them.
When I teach classes at the School of Visual Arts,, I’ll ask the students, ‘How many of you have been to a museum this year?’ Nobody raises their hand and I go into a tirade. If you want to do something sharp and innovative, you have to know what went on before.
I go to yoga classes and work on my core.
I think it’s better when you’re natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they’ve been trained with certain skills or techniques. I’m like, whatever.
There are two classes of women in Soviet Russia. There is the professional class, which has taken the place of the nobility and includes government officials, artists, doctors, composers and writers as well as former members of the old nobility whose sympathy is with the Soviets, and also the peasant class.
I was sent to ballet classes when I was a little girl. I wasn’t very good, but it’s that thing where little girls always try ballet, or whatever.
I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.
I had originally wanted to be a lawyer. Even when I went to college and majored in engineering, I still thought I’d get a law degree. Then I started taking electrical engineering classes where I saw some of the innovation happening around computers and solid-state technology in the mid ’80s.
I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting classes and my local youth theatre, in plays at school and after-school clubs. That filled the void.
After I found that I had become an actor, slightly to my surprise, I did have some insecurity, and I did take some rather strange acting classes at a place called The Actor’s Studio in London. I don’t think they did me any good at all.
I started watching English news channels and would repeat after the anchor. Since coaching classes were expensive, I joined a call centre where, after undergoing training for a month, I quit. I followed this strategy in 15 BPOs. I could earn money and learn English at the same time.
When my father passed away, my mom didn’t really know what to do and how to deal with it for me, so she put me in extracurricular classes, one of them being theater.
You can’t punish the middle classes for going to drama school – you need to punish the education system and the associative governments for devaluing the arts.
Al Gore’s performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes.
I feel like most standup comedians do it the way I did it, where you just go to open mics and cut your teeth. Sketch and improv – they take a lot of classes. It’s not unusual, the way I did it. It’s just that, with standup, no one knows how to start because there’s no book for it; there’s no place you can really go.
I’m a comedian first. I’ve learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I’ve learned. I didn’t take classes or anything. I don’t need no classroom.
I started going to yoga classes as I thought that would be a good place to meet girls, but it is hard to chat to someone when you are balancing upside down.
It was all encompassing and so hard for me to do any classes or take up any hobbies – I’d wake up with this gnawing feeling in my stomach that I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do.
Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I’ve spent a lot of time playing Bach partitas. One of my first jobs was to play for ballet and modern classes, so the music in ‘Partita’ is kind of like choreography for me.
I am a serial class taker. I take classes for anything and everything!
It was my mother who got me involved in gymnastics, sending me to classes when I was six just to stop me doing back flips on the couch and destroying the furniture.
I think that when I was child, acting was mostly just a hobby for me. It was something that my parents encouraged me to think of the way that my brothers thought of their cross-country classes, or my little sister to dance classes and art classes, and it was something like that for me.
In public schools, classes are bloated – it’s ridiculous.
The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them – and for my daughters, too.
People who teach American history survey classes have a lot of ground to cover and tend to focus on landmarks. You get through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and you have to get to the beginning of the 20th century fast. It’s pretty easy to go lightly on the Gilded Age.
H. W. Brands
I was 35 when I started taking classes at Ohio University. After I got my degree, I kept working at the mill. When I was 45, I decided I was going to try to learn how to write short stories.
Donald Ray Pollock
I love dancing and practiced ballet for ten years until I realized I wouldn’t make it professionally – then I started taking salsa classes. I learned to dance samba in Rio and Salvador when I lived in Brazil.
I’ve been lucky. I’ve been in that top two or three for 11 years at two weight classes. It’s been a crazy journey. It’s been awesome.
I don’t speak Spanish. I’ve done Spanish 1 and 2 classes. My grandma asked me when I was young if I wanted to learn Spanish, and I guess I was young. I should have, because it would have helped me a lot.
I didn’t come out and roll from job to job – my first year was really tough. I had to work as a teaching assistant for an agency; I ran a pancake stall in Dulwich Market. I taught drama classes and ran my own workshops. I applied for every advert on Gumtree there possibly was.
At the end of the day I’m still a four-time world champion at four different weight classes and I’ll still be in the history books.
I’m lucky to have parents who used to be bodybuilders! They help me keep fit by going to the gym and training with me. I’m also addicted to Cardio Barre classes and hiking.
I’m a little Italian girl from New Haven who, as an actor, gets to jump classes through language.
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
I managed to do some classes in Ukraine but people there didn’t really speak English. They spoke Russian so that’s what I learned there.
What you notice in French nurseries is just how calm they are. All of their classes are structured and led by teachers. It’s a requirement.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Henry A. Wallace
Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missing classes, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven’t got a daughter!
Comfort came in with the middle classes.
My dance classes were open to anybody, my only stipulation was that they had to come to the class every day.
I thought I would draw or paint or be an architect. I was always drawing portraits. My mom put me in art classes in the summer.
But ‘Hey Dude’ was shot in Arizona, and that took me to the West Coast. We did 65 episodes. It was not a show that a ton of people saw, so it was like doing acting classes and getting paid for it. At that point I had the acting bug. So I went to L.A. to give it a try and never left.
If the leading Negro classes cannot assume and bear the uplift of their own proletariat, they are doomed for all time. It is not a case of ethics; it is a plain case of necessity. The method by which this may be done is, first, for the American Negro to achieve a new economic solidarity.
W. E. B. Du Bois
When parents ask why there are still so few girls in advanced science and math classes in high school, I tell them, because girls still need way more encouragement than boys to take those courses.
I do a kind of homeschooling where some of it’s on the computer and some of it’s classes around the city. So sometimes I’ll have a class in the morning or do school at home.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
My mother worked at the telephone company during the day and sold Tupperware at night. Evenings, she took classes when she could at University of Maryland’s University College, bringing me along to do homework while she studied to get the degree she hoped would offer her and me greater opportunities.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
I had really great art classes. Really great art teachers. Arts played a very important role in having a place to express yourself uniquely.
I have asked Centre for scheduled caste status to 13 backward classes including Kewat, Kahar, Kashyap, Mallah, Nishad, Lonia, Kumhar, Dheevar, Bind, Machhiara, Lohia-Chauhan, Nonia and Dhangar.
Most of my friends all tend to work in restaurants part time, doing acting classes on the side.
I took acting classes, and I’m always trying to improve myself. Everyone can improve, and the more you work in the industry, the better you are going to feel about it.
I plan to live on campus in a dormitory and to do all the things any other student of the law school might do: use the library, eat in the dining hall, attend classes.
I have no musical talent at all. I was banned from music classes and told I would never be able to understand anything. I still don’t think I can sing, but somehow I get away with it.
It took me forever to get comfortable. When I first started NXT, we had promo classes, and I used to get so upset because I couldn’t get in front of a crowd and talk. I was terrified.
I fantasized about being a psychology major when I first started school, and I took a handful of Psych 101 classes.
First, I started taking dance classes, and then I started taking singing lessons. Then my mom put me into a year-round theatre program where I did seven shows.
I love that, ‘mommy-shaming.’ When I was a new mom, I was obsessed with how I was being perceived and trying to fit in as a mom, going to mommy-and-me classes and things like that, and never quite measuring up to ‘the real moms,’ the ‘robot moms,’ as I called them.
I was an English major at Brown. I never enjoyed history classes.
Women should let go their responsibilities of kitchen and should take coaching classes of how to give pleasure.
I always wanted to be a film-maker when I was younger, not an actor. I was an eight-year-old who dreamed of being a writer on ‘The Simpsons,’ which was a weird dream to have. But I started taking acting classes as a way to learn how to direct actors and I sort of fell in love with it.
I had been tracked from grades 1 through 12 in an accelerated program in the public school system in Memphis and had done well in math and science classes. When I was getting ready for college, my guidance counselors suggested I look into engineering.
Even though I loved to write, I never liked English lit. class very much. I think it ruins books when you dissect them too much. I liked my art classes best.
Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.
John Marshall Harlan
When I exercise, I like to take lots of different classes because I want to really apply myself and feel like I’m learning a new skill. Not that I ever want to have to demonstrate any of those skills!
I always liked acting in school and drama classes, but when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always told them I wanted to be a singer. I didn’t want to be a jack of all trades. I wanted to master one.
At Julliard we had some voice classes. It was really just so you could carry a tune. It always just helps with your speaking voice also, when you connect your diaphragm and your breath.
Black America has always felt itself divided into two classes: the mucky-mucks and the folk.
I always wanted to be a singer, and so, when I was 5 years old, I started acting classes so I could be a better performer. I wanted to have a powerful voice so I could be heard.
The journalistic and political classes are very eager to borrow the cultural authority of comedians when it suits them, sending out gala invitations and posing for photos in hopes that a bit of that edgy satirical shine will rub off on them.
I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other. It was unlike anything I was used to. I started helping them strike the set and, at 11, began taking acting classes privately.
We were always told not to wear skirts that were too short, because what will the male teachers think of you? Or, when we started sharing classes with boys in sixth form, what will they think of you if you are wearing a miniskirt to lessons?
When I went to Paris, I had a lot of ideas about it that were formed in the sort of ether that flows about if you watch too many recent Woody Allen movies or took French classes as a kid. I was certainly full of those.
When I entered college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.
I moved to California in 2011 to be a writer. A family friend told me to take acting classes so I could do commercials and actually make a little money.
Any teaching of falsehoods in science classes should certainly be identified and stopped by school inspectors. School inspectors should be looking at science teachings to make sure they are evidence-based science.
The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.
The public is to the left not simply of New Labour, but the political and media classes as a whole.
We are inflicting opinion in our newscasts like never before. That was never done and never taught in our journalism classes.
Can I eventually take classes and eliminate my accent? Sure. I guess anybody could. But this is who I am, and this is what I got. And there are millions of people who sound just like me. Millions. It’s not like this is some novelty.
My mother sent me to art classes at the age of 11. I began to have kids around me say, ‘Will you make drawings for me? Will you make a painting for me?’ And it really clicked.
As an adult, I took ballet classes three times a week, and I believed it gave me better posture, a stronger body, and made me more graceful.
We preserve the legacy of my father through an education approach. We award scholarships. We do classes at schools about my father’s philosophy and life.
There’s just a proliferation of blogs and the chattering classes and people talking. More avenues for people to make their feelings known, which is good.
I grew up watching film shootings as I always accompanied my father during my holidays. So I was not scared about facing the camera nor did I go to any acting classes.
My parents were strict with school, strict with grades. I had piano classes, horseback riding, dance.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
The increasing segregation we have in our country geographically and culturally has led to these pretty monolithic views of different classes of people, and because of that, we’ve lost a certain amount of cultural cohesion.
J. D. Vance
There was a time when my mum would sew costumes for the dance studio so we could keep doing our classes because we couldn’t afford them.
I go to body combat classes. There’s something very tribal about being in a room with 30 other women punching and kicking!
Mum snuck me into speech and drama classes and into the National Youth Theatre and said I was going on a summer camp if Dad asked.
My family wanted church to be a place where we all went together. My dad was always traveling, and my mom was always working. School is where I did Bible classes and studied God.
I am waiting impatiently for the day when beleaguered, like-minded academics can order James Wolcott’s collected essays for their classes.
When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
Two to four classes each offseason – just trying to chip away. There are times when I think, ‘Man, I don’t need to be doing this. Why am I doing this to myself?’ But to fight through that and come out and make a good grade, it feels worth it. Hopefully something good comes out of it one day.
I strongly support not just citizenship classes but also teaching children how the law works and the many ways it affects their lives.
I was giving everything I had to classes, and I was getting a 2.6. I knew that wasn’t going to get me into med school.
When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
James Earl Jones
No one knows what the top-performing asset class will be next year. Lacking this prescience, your next-best solution is to own all of the classes and rebalance regularly.
When I was in sixth grade, they slashed the budgets for all of our school art programs, so my grandparents enrolled me in art classes at Worcester Art Museum, which I attended from sixth to 12th grade.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
I love working out at AKT. I will jump into one of my instructor’s classes, hold a secret session with friends, or jam it out with my team, five days per week, 60-90 minutes each day.
It’s actually very surprising how little we think about the quality of our decision-making and how we could improve it. How absent decision-making classes are from educational curricula. How little we think about how it is we think.
I did just about everything under the sun. I did some Revlon work, make-up artistry. I taught classes at community colleges for a make-up course, teaching tennis. I was doing everything I knew how to do. I think one year I had as many as 10 W-2’s come in.
For me, church was about not only religion but about community. A woman in my grandmother’s church helped pay for my SAT classes when I was in high school and drove me there every week.
I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice.
I’d started going to acting classes at 14, played ‘Medea’ at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
My first film was with Cuba Gooding Jr, ‘The Fighting Temptations,’ and I had a little part here and there on little shows as guest stars. And I’ve taken acting classes.
I was a terrible student, but I never missed a music class. In fact, I don’t even think I attended most of my gen-ed classes, but I never missed a single music class.
To be honest, I never went to school for acting, and I never learned to break down a script. I took acting classes my whole life, but they never taught me anything about acting. They just taught me about myself.
I’m working on getting tougher with self-defence classes.
The Left not only needs a victim class, it has proven adept at inventing new victim classes as a means of exacerbating social conflict.
Our label was always known as a mass brand. To bridge that gap and to take it to the classes by bringing it a respectability with niche brand associations was what I took up as a challenge.
There is a bearing which comes from having a little bit of something withheld. In acting classes, they always say don’t reveal 100 percent: it’s much more interesting.
I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes; that’s sort of our bonding – anything athletic, anything sports related.
Dancing is my therapy. I also try to meditate every morning and take several two-hour yoga classes a week at my favorite yoga studio, Urban Flow.
We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.
I did a show a long, long time ago called ‘Cooking Mexican’. It was a studio show as opposed to on-location like the one I do now. Before my first show, I was a cooking instructor, and I did a whole lot of classes for home cooks about Mexican food.
With workout classes, I always want to know that I can improve with each class I take. But I don’t think I’ll ever master the art of peddling quickly with little resistance, at least not without feeling like I’m going to fly off the bike.
I’m from the Midwest, and guys like me don’t go on diets. We don’t do well on spinning classes.
There are people who take tap class, do a tap dance. And then there are people who know the dance, who know why they take tap classes. Who know why they do 20 shuffles, or 50 shuffles, before they go on.
The rule with my mom was that the only way that I could be an actress when I was young was that I continued to go to public school and get straight A’s in all my classes.
Very few parents keep up with who the top professors are or whose classes their kids are taking, partially because most undergraduates interact more commonly with graduate students.
When in college, I would hardly attend classes. In fact, we would go to other colleges and hang out there. Every six months, my friends and I would hit the roads and go to Goa. We weren’t rich kids, and our trips were on shoestring budgets. But, we hardly cut down on the fun.
There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week.
After finishing my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, where I took creative writing classes taught by Writer’s Workshop students, I applied to half a dozen MFA writing programs.
I keep my house tidy, because then I can think clearly. I feel the same about myself. Presenting yourself well is a working-class thing – my dad was a printer, but he wore a tie most days. The ungroomed look belongs more to the middle classes.
The liberal professions, and in a wider sense the well-to-do classes, are certainly those with the liveliest taste for knowledge and the most active intellectual life.
I love to eat and I don’t believe in denying myself, so I have to work out. I’m not obsessed with it, I don’t have a trainer or do any of the fancy classes, but I usually put on my iPod and run on the treadmill for an hour a few days a week.
The FCC banned throttling for good reason, namely that Internet service providers should not bias their networks toward some applications or classes of applications. Biasing the network interferes with user choice, innovation, decisions of application makers, and the competitive marketplace.
I was like a hermit; I didn’t really have a lot of homies I would kick it with. I was in high school, I was failing all my classes, and I wanted to make music.
There are dozens and dozens of improv classes across the nation, but it really cannot be taught.
I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn’t matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’m used to teaching classes in the dark.
I do Y7 Yoga; I take a lot of Akin’s Army classes, soul cycle, boot camps, tone house, SLT, boxing. I do everything.
I don’t like trainers, because we distract each other. We talk too much, and I get too friendly. I prefer classes instead. I love Physique 57.
When I got to college I simply decided that I could speak French, because I just could not spend any more time in French classes. I went ahead and took courses on French literature, some of them even taught in French.
Mom developed an interest in ‘heritage-language education after noticing an increasing number of students in her UCLA classes whose parents were Russian.
When I finished grad school, I moved to Chicago proper, and I was at all the different improv schools, taking classes or interning.
The first dream I had was just to get a college education. I got through college in three years, taking extra classes in summer school.
Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else’s technique. I like mine.
The welterweight division has really emerged as one of our most exciting weight classes.
It took many years of acting classes to get even remotely comfortable, but that’s OK. It helped me so much on a personal level, not to mention professionally.
Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains.
I’ve taken classes most of my life, and it’s no secret among my friends I want to be in a movie about dance. Maybe ‘Step Up 2,’ with the delightful Channing Tatum.
I recommend that people try new stuff or take new fitness classes all the time. It’s important to mix up your routine, not only for your body, but also for your mental state.
Whether you’re a high school student, attend traditional college, or take night classes while working full-time, it is imperative that you are given the tools necessary to become competitive in the workforce.
I speak Mandarin and can read and write a little. I took a few classes at Harvard to get better in my reading and writing skills.
I’ve never been to acting classes or anything like that. Everything I do is quite instinctual.
The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.
I like guys to stay at their weight classes and dominate. I don’t want guys moving up and down.
I think the best thing I ever did was, years before I got the ‘Late Night’ show, when I first got out to Los Angeles to be a television writer, the first thing I did was I signed up to take improvisational classes… And I studied that for years, and I really loved it.
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
I’m such a huge fan, and I’ve done classes of all Lady Gaga music. And she’s just someone who evokes freedom and love for her fans and passion in what she does. Lady Gaga, I’ll take you out for a salad anytime.
It’s easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play.
The middle and working classes are paying the debt that the financial markets created.
Put simply, no one in state government can create new specially protected classes except the General Assembly with the concurrence of the Governor.
I did, like, two drop-in hip-hop dance classes when I was, like, 20, so I am no dance expert but I always love a challenge.
My head works a little faster than people around me sometimes and it can be quite painful. It was a problem for me in school because I couldn’t sit down long enough. I couldn’t concentrate. So I didn’t go to classes very much.
I chose my classes based on which professors did not take attendance, and then I traded Padres tickets for notes from class. I wasn’t the student of the month.
There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting, interesting, unpredictable.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually.
I don’t take acting classes – I’m quite an autodidact. I prefer to learn from other actors by watching various movies. Evaluate my acting, spot the flaws and fix them.
I see creative-writing classes as some sort of AA meeting. It is more of a support group for people who write than an actual course in which you learn writing skills. This support group is extremely important because there is something very lonely about writing.
At the ballet classes I took when I first came to New York, I would see great dancers like Cynthia Gregory and Lupe Serrano. I would look at them and study what they could do, and what I couldn’t do. And then I’d think maybe they should try what I could do.
Afternoon classes – that evil invention!
John Gresham Machen
Lumpy and lazy; I aspired to lethargy. In the second year of university, I missed half my classes just because I couldn’t pull myself out of bed.
Dartmouth is a small school with high-caliber teaching. Our classes were all taught by professors, not teaching assistants. I felt like that was a school where I could make a big splash. The opportunities would be grander and more robust for me there than at a school with 40,000 students.
The privileged classes today are bothered about petrol and diesel prices while the poor can’t afford two meals a day. I am a very small person, but I want us to think beyond personal and regional interests.
All my graduation money went to paying for bartending classes so I could have a side gig. I bartended for two months before I was supposed to move to New York and then two months later I got the job as an understudy in ‘Sister Act’ and haven’t looked back since.
I’d taken some classes at UCB in New York and again at the Magnet Theater and the PIT Theater. I definitely never advanced to where I was on a team or anything like that.
I teach voice, and I teach pretty much just, like, whatever people need. So if they want me to work on a monologue with them, or if they want me to do some work with them, I do that. And then I do master classes, like at high schools – which is my most favorite thing to do.
Barrett Wilbert Weed
I have some classes in accounting, but I don’t know anything about accounting. I – you know, when my accountant tells me all the things he does, it’s a foreign language to me.
My mother has been my mentor in my life. The number one attribute was discipline. To be on time to school, never miss a day at school, and then checking out homework and making sure I was doing it correctly and signing me up for lots of activities, extra tests and classes.
I got a letter from a mom, and she was telling me about how her daughter is a tomboy and the trouble she has in classes and being around boys. She herself had the same kinds of problems growing up and how inspired they were by me. That was such an incredible email to receive.
Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
Charles Horton Cooley
I wanted to be an actor, like, so, so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realized how nervous I got with remembering lines.
Lots of the cooking classes open to non-professionals are too low-level for experienced foodies, or don’t offer enough hands-on training.
Chuck Swindoll is somebody who I’ve read a lot over the years and have used his curriculum when I’ve taught Sunday school classes.
I have a really hard time meeting people, so I wanted to take classes to get out of my social shell. Eventually, I opened up and realized, ‘Wow, I really enjoy this.’
I have been taking classes and I’m familiar with stage, but I’m not as familiar with acting on camera.
I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing.
I dabbled in writing, wrote really bad poetry in high school. I also took a few writing classes when I was an undergrad at Stanford. I was so intimidated.
One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
E. M. Forster
Someone told me about drama schools, and they seemed like mythological places – you can really go and be in drama classes all day? I inadvertently entered into this world where people wore bicycle clips and did song-and-dance routines in the corridors.
I did take some cooking classes in high school. Boys weren’t really supposed to take them. I had to risk being made fun of.
We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
Mary Augusta Ward
I’ve been taking art classes for a couple of years; I love to draw.
A lot of author events are basically hour-long classes in entropy perched on bad seating under bright, hard lights, with – if you’re lucky – bad Chardonnay and cheese on a stick waiting for you at the end of the ride.
No nation can have the policy that whole classes of people are immune from immigration law or enforcement. It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period. The message is that no one is exempt from immigration law.
Nucleic acids are the main information-carrying molecules of the cell, and, by directing the process of protein synthesis, they determine the inherited characteristics of every living thing. The two main classes of nucleic acids are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).
Richard J. Roberts
Of course the lower classes have always felt downtrodden and aspired to a better life. But there is this theory that people respond to a class structure in England – there was a time when people knew who they were and knew whom they served and as long as management wasn’t abusive, it was a good life for people.
I explored the arts in general; I took painting classes and sketching classes and acting classes and all sorts of different things.
As for tattoos, it does no good to remind curmudgeons that tattoos have been around for millennia. Yes, we will agree, tattoos have been common – first among savage tribes and then, more recently, among the lowest classes of Western societies.
Had I to do it again, I would have been a math major, probably a double major, and did take a lot of math classes, but I would have taken a lot more.
I went to performing arts camp, secretly taking classes – I got the lead in the musical, and my dad was like, ‘Wait, I thought you were going here for music and knitting’.
Maybe I should take more acting classes or pursue a career in that.
I don’t teach writing classes anymore, and I’m really glad I don’t, because I would feel very strange about telling people, ‘Go out there and be a writer, and make a living from it.’
Ursula K. Le Guin
In my brief sojourn in college, my favorite classes were political science because I loved the idea of systems we can set up that benefit society – rules we can put in place that sometimes you run against, sometimes they’re painful, but ultimately they benefit the world.
I really enjoy English and poetry and writing classes.
I went to college at North Carolina School of the Arts and took a lot of singing classes, and it really is so connected to emotions.
Once the working classes were in chains, now they’re in chain restaurants.
Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx.
Growing up in Seattle, I had the opportunity to take classes since I was 7 years old. I did theatre. I auditioned for film, television, commercials, and built up not just a resume but also some confidence. I learned how to master my craft before arriving in Los Angeles.
Flying, for some reason, has never been my favorite thing, but after taking some aviation classes and reading about it and learning about it… They’ve been doing this for over a hundred years, they’ve been to the moon and back; they kind of have a good system going here.
We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order – poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
When I got to college, I was intending to study film. But I found that my brain was feeling mushy, so I took a few math classes. I started doing really well at them, and solving equations was this, like, drug rush.
When people say that college isn’t worthwhile and paying all this money isn’t worthwhile, I really disagree. I think those experiences and those classes that may not necessarily seem applicable in the moment end up coming back to you time and time again.
Our economic future rests on the extent to which all students, especially those who represent America’s growing majority, have access to rigorous, college-preparatory classes and excellent teachers.
I think my mom put me in tap classes when I was three, which I never pursued. I don’t know how to tap. Then we moved to Portugal when I was five, and, I think, she put me in ballet classes immediately. Then I was expelled for being too restless – I am too high energy – and was told I could go do rhythm gymnastics.
‘The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movement in Iraq,’ by Hanna Batatu. Few may wish to take on this massive, obscure work, but it changed my life, and I love it.
Prior to Elephant I’d taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there’s not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn’t really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true.
It got a little stressful in my first two years of high school, trying to make conference calls with investors in between classes, but I definitely learned a lot of important time-management lessons.
I began acting at age eight, but if you don’t stay on your game then people pass on you. Being on a show, it’s a little easy to get comfortable, so I’m trying to get back on it. I’m taking some acting classes and watching movies, and I’m just trying to stay up with other actors.
When I was a baby, my mom used to have a dance school, and she used to teach classes there. We didn’t have money for a babysitter, so she always brought me with her to the dancing school. Back then, I was already watching and listening to Michael Jackson for a long time.
Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.
I’ve been teaching classes on memoirs since 1986, and I’ve been reading them all my life, and I think that I would like to write a critical book that might have some of those how-to elements in it.
I like to do a couple of yoga classes during the week. Yoga for me is more of an elongating thing.
The conservatory professors thought everything should sound like French and German symphonies. But to my ear, bouzouki songs, which tell the sufferings and heartaches of ordinary people, offered a way to make classical music available not just to the upper classes.
Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
Pierre de Coubertin
Starting at age four, my mom decided that she was not going to have an idle child in the house. So I started taking dance lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then I was in acting classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and I was also modeling on Saturdays. And that was my childhood.
Third, for people who aren’t doing it already, take classes – they’re worthwhile. Workshops or classes – a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.
Octavia E. Butler
I hated high school. Ugh. I couldn’t wait until it was over so I could sleep in. In college, I made sure all my classes were in the afternoon. I hated getting up in the morning.
But in the Indian film industry, from the moment a child is born, he is taught music, he is taken for classical classes.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
When we are not extracting wealth from nature, we are extracting it from the working and middle classes.
The need for reflection and restraint of power is what led Louis Freeh to order that all new agent classes visit the Holocaust Museum here in Washington so they could see and feel and hear in a palpable way the consequences of abuse of power on a massive, almost unimaginable scale.
Despite the fact Hollywood classes me as a ‘type,’ I find the roles broad enough to handle all the acting technique I can summon together.
I love to travel and go to dance classes whenever I get time.
I do a bit of yoga – by myself, not classes. I like to go for long walks and to garden.
Freja Beha Erichsen
At Evergreen you can create your own major and your own classes. So I actually studied stand-up comedy.
Journalism classes would have been interesting to me.
I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes, but I wasn’t a religion major really.
I worked with the Groundlings, doing sketch comedy and improv at a theater here in L.A. It was my hobby, but I took classes and stayed passionate about it because it’s what I wanted to do. It just fit. It takes a while before you can actually make money at it. I worked for years.
I do plenty of workouts – HIIT, spinning classes, Pilates, yoga.
Some of the aspects of my speaking style are inherited and come naturally to me. I didn’t take classes, and I didn’t do anything to hone my skills.
I started taking acting classes when I was 14. That’s when I knew I wanted to try it professionally. Before that, I watched movies, always, but I didn’t think it was a real job. I watched Turner Classic Movies with my parents. I’ve always loved the old classics.
I think my advice to other actors would be to get in classes. Get out in front of people. Put up scenes in front of your peers.
I like to go to yoga classes and sweat a lot.
I’ve always been pretty reserved, but after taking drama classes in middle school to get more comfortable performing in front of people, I thought I should try out for television.
When I was in seventh grade, I was bored out of my mind. We seemed to be learning the same things over and over in science and math, and two of the boys in my class were allowed to move ahead into these advanced classes, but I wasn’t allowed because I was a girl.
I didn’t really have a normal high school experience. I was home-schooled and went to a co-op, so basically a school with about maybe 200 other home-schooled kids that would come together for classes.
My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That’s more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn.
Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
In 2010, I was ranked top 50 in the deadlift in three different weight classes, and I won my first natural bodybuilding competition.
In literature classes, you don’t learn about genes; in physics classes you don’t learn about human evolution. So you get a fragmented view of the world. That makes it hard to find meaning in education.
I majored in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, although I never had any intention of being an illustrator and didn’t take any classes in illustration there. It was just that the illustration degree had no requirements.
The working classes in every country only learn to fight in the course of their struggles.
I have taught some master classes and things at my alma mater and sometimes at my kids’ school. I will go in and talk to the theater students. I wouldn’t really call myself a teacher.
I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated, I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn’t really think of anything else to do. It took me a couple of years to get an agent, and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys, which was a sitcom on NBC. Then I did a few television movies.
I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history classes, I used to bunk classes. But that is how students are supposed to be, no? I developed an interest in history much later. I have made a few films based on historical facts.
I feel like, in acting classes, you’ll get up sometimes; that’s just the most vulnerable position you can be in. You’re among your fellow actors, yet they look at you, and they’re like, ‘You’ve been on TV. You’ve been in movies.’ It almost adds to the pressure.
Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
I started taking all these cooking classes. I learned a lot in them, but you think you’re going to retain it, and you don’t. Under the pressure, it’s hard to retain everything.
I don’t feel that Chinese designers have reached the level of prominence that European or American designers have, but we’ve noticed in fashion schools in the U.S. and in England and we’ve seen how much the makeup of the students in the classes have changed there in the last five to 10 years.
My wife herself had an upbringing where she wasn’t allowed to pursue what she wanted to do because of her parents. She wanted to go into photography and journalism, but because classes ran so late, she had to be home at a certain time. We don’t want that for our daughter.
I attended speech and drama classes with a nun to help me gain confidence in speaking without my face turning red each time.
I don’t know everybody’s view on due process, but I do have an opinion on what the Constitution says, what the Pledge of Allegiance implies, what sixth- and seventh-graders are taught in civics classes, and I think it is that you’re going to have the opportunity to be heard.
There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25, I have failed.
The piano has disappeared from working-class family life, which is a shame. It’s associated with the middle classes now. Everyone in my family sang and played piano, but my parents were delighted and amazed when I became the first professional performer in the family – apart from a clog-dancer way back.
My dad took us to a couple of karate classes when we were young but we didn’t really get into it.
B. J. Penn
Since ‘Shamshera’ is set in a particular time, the dance sequences require me to have a very Indian, very classical body language, which is why I started taking kathak classes to learn the nuances and the grace.
Young women can be particularly hampered by a lack of female teachers, since they may not feel as comfortable in classes taught by men. And as more girls see educated women who are prominent in their careers and communities, the more positive role models there are for them to emulate.
I was in ballet classes, I took singing lessons, I started taking acting classes as a hobby. When I was younger, I had my mind set on dancing or singing.
I don’t have much estimation of my abilities as a director, but I found I loved class and loved process and loved practice. And so I’ve put together classes of actors – oh my God – since I was 21 years old, I think.
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don’t mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
I’ve been doing some acting, writing classes, and taking a holistic approach so I can actually be good at this craft. But ideally I’d eventually want to get my own show and make my ‘Atlanta’ or my ‘Master of None’ – whatever that would look like – in whatever media landscape that would best suit it.
For me, it is becoming increasingly clear that the price of unregulated globalisation, mass immigration and the free movement of labour is paid for by the lower classes.
After being signed for ‘Madras Cafe,’ I joined Jogi Singh’s acting classes, where I learned the basic nuances.
The high-tech, globalized capitalism of the 21st century is very different from the postwar version of capitalism that performed so magnificently for the middle classes of the Western world.
When I was in college and reading music and doing ear training, I was a little more advanced than the other people in my choir classes. So to entertain myself and kind of annoy the friends around me, I would sing just under the pitch or just above the pitch.
If we don’t invest now in so-called priority neighbourhoods with music classes, athletic facilities, and skills training and mentoring, we will all pay more in the long run.
And as journalists we look for differences – differences between countries, cultures, classes, and communities. We’re very sensitized to difference, but it’s much harder to write about similarities across countries, cultures, classes, and communities.
A deep river of must-have school mania runs through the chattering classes. There is, of course, the parental adrenaline rush at suburban cocktail parties that comes from announcing one’s son or daughter as an Ivy Leaguer.
Sandra Tsing Loh
The acting bug just seemed to stick with me. I loved going to theatre school in college and continued to train in film classes and had been auditioning for T.V. and movie roles since I was in my late teens. My career has been slow and steady, and I kind of like it that way.
I was going to be a doctor since I was three, so I was pre-med in college. Everything I did, every class I took, pointed toward the ‘holy M.D.’ Friends were taking wine-tasting classes, studying human sexuality, or redefining their views of the world in poli-sci, and I was memorizing anatomy and crying over o-chem.
In college, I would do my teammate’s hair and their makeup sometimes. I did a friend’s makeup at the 2008 Olympics, and she said, ‘Have you ever considered taking classes?’ For some reason, it had never crossed my mind.
Personally, I had a great education. My mum was a trained teacher, a Montessori teacher, and I know that I could not have written ‘Eragon’ if I had gone into a public school system because I would have just been too busy attending classes and doing homework – I wouldn’t have had the time to write.
I went to a lot of theatre schools, got a lot of training, did a lot of repertory where you do a different play every night. I took a lot of voice, movement, and acting classes.
I think that I had read so much fiction that the craft itself sort of sank into me. I didn’t read any ‘how to’ books or attend any popular-fiction-writing classes or have a critique group. For many years into my writing, I didn’t even know another author. For me, a lot of reading was the best teacher.
I don’t like the word ‘urban’ because I think it’s a bit of a generalisation and they use it to class music, but I don’t think it’s a word that necessarily classes music.
My mother really pushed me when I was young. I didn’t want to go to dance classes, but for some reason, when I was there, I didn’t want to come back.
I took the obligatory economics classes in school, but I’ve long been a fan of the Milton Friedman philosophy and its libertarian bent: One must be free to do what one wants to do, as long as you don’t harm another. This is the seminal treatise on free-market economics.
If you get hungry mid-day, a banana is the best snack at your desk, after a workout, or in between classes. Fruit is a very good snack in general.
I started playing violin when I was six, so I thought I could be a professional. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I got into acting classes and realized this was what I wanted to do.
That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.
I can’t believe I managed to go through a liberal-arts and theater education and take all these women’s-studies classes and never have addressed that the ‘Muppets’ were all boys, except for one pig who was obsessed with herself!
For acting, classes are a necessity, but for modeling it’s really just knowing who you are and knowing how to sell yourself.
But I stuttered as a kid. I went to classes to help it, and it just went away around fourth grade, when I became more aware of how others spoke, I think. But also, growing up in the South, a mumble is a way of speaking.
Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition.
When I got to Cal, they tried to put me in safe classes, things I could succeed at. I went to Cal for an education. That’s definitely problematic. You see athletes taking majors that don’t add up to anything.
I use filming as an excuse to take classes. I got my certification in sailing for ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and now I can handle a 26-foot boat. I played a seamstress once, so I took sewing classes. I love dipping into these other lives.
In 1954 I was on Broadway for five months in ‘The Matchmaker’ and went once a week to the classes of Uta Hagen, a theatrical guru whose teaching in retrospect illuminated the whole of my training at the Old Vic.
If I eat something a little crazy or if I feel sluggish, I know I have to eat better the next day and work out. I work out, I do circuit training so I try to keep my heart rate up whether I’m doing cardio, lifting weights or jumping rope. I like to mix it up. I also take Zumba classes – I love those, those are a blast.
I am a very shy and closed person. I stay in my house. The only time I go out is for award functions and maybe interviews. Because, this is part of my profession and I have to do it. Otherwise, I stay in my house or attend some classes.
I loved plays, I loved films, but I had no desire to act until I had just put out my album ‘Like Water for Chocolate.’ Creatively, I felt like I’d hit a ceiling, and I needed something else to express myself, and I just decided to take acting classes.
Bearing in mind most companies rely on the middle classes in developed countries to sell goods and services throughout the value chain, dealing with inequality is a matter of brutal enlightened self-interest. It’s simple economics: Global stability equals global growth equals profits.
This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic.
By the 1980s, practically no one under 60 in the real civilian world wore hats for anything except weddings, funerals or Ascot. Hats had been in competition with hair, and hair had won. Thirty years before that, Brits of all classes and ages wore hats all the time.
It was important to focus on working-class women because we so rarely focus, particularly in period films, on the working people. The suffragettes brought together women of all classes, which was one of the striking things about the movement.
Middle and high school is a time of people telling you who you are before you know who you are. I was in advanced classes at Frick and Schenley, and people would say I was trying to be white because of the way I spoke. Or they’d say I was gay.
I started performing at school and drama classes when I was 7.