A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week 174

My name is Pat Conroy. I was paid $510 a month to teach a bunch of kids on a little island off this coast how to read and write. I also tried to teach ’em to . . . embrace life openly, to reflect upon its mysteries and to reject its cruelties. The school board of this fair city thinks that if they rule out troublemakers like me, the system will hold up and perpetuate itself.

– from the movie Conrack (1974), based on the book The Water is Side by Pat Conroy 

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