There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
You do not have to explain every single drop of water contained in a rain barrel. You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it.
Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
Write as often as possible, not with the idea at once of getting into print, but as if you were learning an instrument.
—J. B. Priestley
Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
Getting the first draft done is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor.
—Joyce Carol Oates
Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.