Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Brenda Ueland

American Journalist, Editor, Freelance Writer and Teacher of Writing

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

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

"We are always doing something, talking, reading, listening to the radio, planning what next. The mind is kept naggingly busy on some easy, unimportant external thing all day."

"Why should we all use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money."