writing for children

Friday: Quotes that stick

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. — Robert Frost

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.  —Carl Sandburg

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors. — Carl Sandburg

 The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean  – Robert Louis Stevenson

*all quotes courtesy of Brainyquote and thinkexist.com*


4 thoughts on “Friday: Quotes that stick

  1. Hi Donna,
    Thanks for the quotes. A very good way to start my day! It’s comforting to know that even rejections may be understood one day. Thanks Carl Sandburg.
    Linda A.


  2. Linda – I know what you mean. We can learn from rejections, too, right?

    Angela – Hi friend! Thank you for stopping by! I keep going to your website and checking out the “I am…” lists. You are getting more and more!

    Carol – His chords struck a chord with me, too. We visited his home last fall up in the mountains with the girls. When we arrived, all ready to pay, we found out it was one of those “free pass” days with the park service. We got a tour, saw his wife’s prized goats (well, the descendants of those goats) and had a fab time. Have you been?


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