Brenda Ueland Quotes

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Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. She is best known for her book If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit. Wikipedia
 

Creative listeners want you to be recklessly yourself. They are delighted with any manifestation of yourself, bad or good.

— Brenda Ueland

Listening is a magnetic thing. The friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward.

— Brenda Ueland

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.

— Brenda Ueland

So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.

— Brenda Ueland

When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

— Brenda Ueland