- "I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas." – Agatha Christie
- "All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education." – Sir Walter Scott
- "The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." – George Bernard Shaw
The Sidereal Messenger compiled 40 great quotes that make fun of coercive schooling in his post, Concentration camp, thy name is "school," beginning with one of my favorites.