“Always remember that the true self is not a fixed thing.
The true self is always in motion like music, a river of life, changing, moving, failing, suffering, learning, shining. That is why you must freely and recklessly make new mistakes — in writing or in life — and do not fret about them but pass on and write more.
Active evil is so much better than passive good, which is just docility, feebleness, timidity. And do not try to be consistent, for what it true today may not be true at all tomorrow, because you see a better truth.”
— Brenda Ueland, in If You Want to Write: A book about Art, Independence and Spirit, 1938Advertisements