quotes about learning

There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your hearts desire.
The other is to gain it.
—  George Bernard shaw
In my dream, my hunger for learning and my desire to be special is quieted, soothed. I think that if I could be a scholar, I could live in peace. If I could wake every day to the discipline of the offices of the day, and spend my days in study, I think I would feel that I was living a life that was pleasing to God and to me. I would not care whether people thought I was special, if my life was truly special.
—  Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen