“All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.”
~ Richard Gere, b. 31 August 1949
“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”
~ Michael Jackson, b. 29 August 1958
“Life unravels the way it does, and it has an effect on you, but you have to take responsibility for dealing with it.”
~ Shania Twain, b. 28 August 1965
Jeannette Winterson (b. 27 August 1959
10 Rules for Writing
- Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.
- Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether.
- Love what you do.
- Be honest with yourself. If you are no good, accept it. If the work you are doing is no good, accept it.
- Don’t hold onto poor work. If it was bad when it went in the drawer it will be just as bad when it comes out.
- Take no notice of anyone you don’t respect.
- Take no notice of anyone with a gender agenda. A lot of men still think that women lack imagination of the fiery kind.
- Be ambitious for the work and not for the reward.
- Trust your creativity.
- Enjoy this work!
“I’ve always felt like a kid, I still feel like a kid, and I’ve never had any problem tapping into my childhood and my kid side.”
~ Paul Reubens, b. 27 Aug 1952
“Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.”
~ Christopher Isherwood, b. 26 August 1904
“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges, b. 24 August 1899