“What are we doing if we’re not taking chances?” Tess Gallagher

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” Chinese proverb

“The fault-finding will find faults even in Paradise.  Love your life.” Henry David Thoreau

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.” Alfred North Whitehead

“Words should be weighed and not counted.” Yiddish proverb

“There is no wide road that leads to the muses.” Propertius

“Forget about inspiration. You won’t get anything done sitting around waiting for it to strike. Creativity is work. It requires discipline, tenacity, undeviating routine, and the total investment of both body and mind.” Twyla Tharp

“Even in the best writer’s workshops one is likely to learn more from one’s fellow students than from one’s teacher.” John Gardner

“Doubt is the author’s dragon.” Paul Fleischman