"I made a promise to myself that I would get into Central Saint Martins.

My plan was to get the best grades at school which I did, although I can't remember anything. All of what I was taught went out the window. When I went to Central Saint Martins, it really was the best time." - Christopher Kane in Self Service.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn