Brenda Ueland Quotes

Brenda Ueland Quotes: Now before going to a party, I just tell myself to listen with affection to anyone who talks to me... to try to know them without my mind pressing against theirs, or arguing or changing the subject. No. My attitude is:
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Brenda Ueland Quote: We should all know this: that listening, not talking, is the gifted and great role, and the imaginative role.
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Quotes about Brenda Ueland: Now some people when they sit down to write and nothing special comes, no good ideas, are so frightened that they drink a lot of strong coffee to hurry them up, or smoke packages of cigarettes, or take drugs or get drunk. They do not know that ideas come slowly, and that the more clear, tranquil and unstimulated you are, the slower the ideas come, but the better they are.
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Quote about Brenda Ueland: We should all know this: that listening is not talking; [it] is the gifted and great role and the imaginative role. And the true listener is much more beloved, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective, and learns more and does more good. And so try listening. Listen to your wife, your husband, your father, your mother, your children, your friends; to those who love you and those who don't, to those who bore you, to your enemies. It will work a small miracle. And perhaps a great one.
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Brenda Ueland Sayings: 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.
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Brenda Ueland Saying: it is when you are really living in the present-working, thinking, lost, absorbed in something you care about very much, that you are living spiritually.
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Sayings about Brenda Ueland: ...at last I understood that writing was this: an impulse to share with other people a feeling or truth that I myself had.
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Saying about Brenda Ueland: But the great artists like Michelangelo and Blake and Tolstoi--like Christ whom Blake called an artist because he had one of the most creative imaginations that ever was on earth--do not want security, egoistic or materialistic. Why, it never occurs to them.
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Brenda Ueland Quotes: ... the spirit, I think, is a stream, a fountain, and must be continually poured out, for only if it is poured out will more and clearer streams come.
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Brenda Ueland Quote: I know that we live after death and again and again, not in the memory of our children, or as a mulch for trees and flowers, however poetic that may be, but looking passionately and egocentrically out of our eyes.
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