Gifted Children Quotes by Joshua Waitzkin, Thomas A. Bailey, George Bernard Shaw, Pearl S. Buck, Bill Watterson, Malcolm Gladwell and many others.
Very gifted people, they win and they win, and they are told that they win because they are a winner. That seems like a positive thing to tell children, but ultimately, what that means is when they lose, it must make them a loser.
Start a program for gifted children, and every parent demands that his child be enrolled.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
I asked mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn’t have paid for me.
What a gifted child is, in many ways, is a gifted learner. And what a gifted adult is, is a gifted doer. And those are quite separate domains of achievement.
Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
Homosexuality is God’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children.