This morning, our physics teacher walked into the room and started writing on the board. This quote is taken verbatim, with no emphasis added, exactly as he wrote it. I think this is a fairly perceptive assessment of the class, and of our teacher's condition.

He finished by saying that his calm demeanor was just a performance to please the administration and the others that "run the asylum." He emphasized that "things will be harder at university by a magnitude of ten," and that we should try to "act the part", because "you don't know much, but at least you know how to do that."
Thanks to fellow noders JediBix783 and LordNathan who were sitting in the same class and graciously allowed me to node this.