Thursday, April 25, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
—E. B. White
Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.
This is the extraordinary thing about #creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.
—E. B. White
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer
If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
We don’t know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.
Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau
Boys think girls are like books, if the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
You let the story cool off and then, instead of rewriting it, you relive it.