I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.
The formal education that I received made little sense to me.
But to this day - I'm very literate now, I love to read, I read constantly - words don't resonate the way they do to a person with a formal education. They're like a maze, a puzzle that has to be opened up.
I would have strong opinions and be prepared to argue my case, but if you talk to my colleagues, I think you'd find they consider me the jokester, the informal mayor of the West Wing.
I look up to Jimmy Fallon. He hosts talk shows as a fan himself, and that's how I do it. When the celebrities come in, I'm excited that they're there. It's not just like a formal, 'Hey, how are ya?' It's like, 'Dude, what the hell! So happy to see you!' That's what Jimmy Fallon does every time.
My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today's college graduates and Ph.D.'s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe.
More academics should blog, post videos, post audio, post lectures, offer articles and more. You'll enjoy it: I've had threats and blackmail, abuse, smears and formal complaints with forged documentation.
I've never been a big believer in formal education.
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.
I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.
I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic.
Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type.
Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
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