"Conducting is like holding a small bird in your hand. If you hold it too tightly, you crush it. If you hold it too loosely, it flies away." Sir Colin Davis (I like this as a metaphor for teaching, too.) CB

"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically." Albert Einstein SK (<-- yes, I'm a math nerd)

Everyone falls and spins and gets up again with a friend who does the same. - these are actually song lyrics but I really like them :) MB

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson AA

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
--Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne JH (I want a poster of this in my classroom someday.)

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." Harriet Tubman -MB

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein - HB