“The only people you might suspect of not having talent are those who write very easily and glibly and without inhibition or pain” (Ueland 235).

“All children have this creative power … and it is usually drummed out of people early in life by criticism (the so-called helpful criticism is often the worst kind)” (236).

“The only way to love a person is … by listening to them and seeing and believing in the god, in the poet, in them (236).

“Families are the great murderers of the creative impulse” (237).

“As though Shakespeare could spell!” (237).

“The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny; whose attitude is ‘Tell me more’” (237).

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