Best Quotes by Brenda Ueland (Top 10)

  1. Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.
  2. I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
  3. The imagination needs moodling,—long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
  4. I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
  5. Work freely and rollickingly as though you were talking to a friend who loves you. Mentally (at least three or four times a day) thumb your nose at all know-it-alls, jeerers, critics, doubters.
  6. This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
  7. No writing is a waste of time – no creative work where the feelings, the imagination, the intelligence must work. With every sentence you write, you have learned something. It has done you good.
  8. Don't always be appraising yourself, wondering if you are better or worse than other writers. "I will not Reason and Compare," said Blake; "my business is to Create." Besides, since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of Time, you are incomparable.
  9. last I understood that writing was this: an impulse to share with other people a feeling or truth that I myself had.
  10. I will tell you what I have learned myself. For me, a long five or six mile walk helps. And one must go alone and every day.

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