Pirsig: on education or the lack of it.

“The school was what could euphemistically be called a ‘teaching college.’ At a teaching college you teach and you teach with no time for research, no time for contemplation, no time for outside affairs. Just teach and teach and teach until your mind grows dull and your creativity vanishes and you become an automaton saying the same dull things over and over to endless waves of innocent students who cannot understand why you are so dull, lose respect and fan this disrespect out into the community. The reason you teach and you teach and you teach is that this is a very clever way of running a college on the cheap while giving a false appearance of genuine education.”

R.M.Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974, p.140)