Cecily Starnix
Teacher: Can you explain how you got that answer?
mamanerdy:

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark
Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one’s own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.
The Visitor, by Sheri. S. Tepper

No one who fears gets it from anywhere but himself.

Diane Duane

Even saints have to start somewhere. And it’s always been the children who have saved the universe from the previous generation and remade the universe in their own image.

High Wizardry, Diane Duane