Favorite Quotations Brenda Ueland If You Want to Write

"Your motto: Be Bold, Be Free, Be Truthful." ~ Brenda Ueland

Brenda Ueland

Do not try to think of better words, more gripping words...It is not yet deeply enough imagined.

In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself.

It is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come.

The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny.

The most serious result of not listening is that worst thing in the world, boredom; for it is really the death of love.

You do not know what is in you -- an inexhaustible fountain of ideas.

Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.

I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to 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

"I love you," said Brenda Ueland to Brenda Ueland. "I love you, too," Brenda answered shyly, with a sincere look in her fine, strong face.

I think there is something necessary and life giving about "creative work." A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on, and the more you turn it on, the more comes.

Inspiration comes very slowly and quietly.