"If you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking."
Greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over ½ a library to make 1 book.
"There are people who write, but I think they’re quite different from people who must write." Harper Lee
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."
“See good in everything and in everyone. But love only a few fiercely and determinately. Make them heroes. Find patterns among them. Stage hypothetical conversations, debates, between them. Have inspiration outside what you do. The way you do anything is the way you do everything. And if you want to be pushed, have heroes in anything, everywhere.”
Links on mental health and women's empowerment:
*Being a writer with mental illness
*Physicians explain the complex landscape of maternal mental health
*In India, women making money are at a greater risk for domestic abuse
*Through portraits of Disney princesses, an artist shows how anyone can be a victim of violence
*Actress Zooey Deschanel reminds us that not all women want to give birth
*A Saudi Arabian princess bravely fights for women's empowerment
*Art can be a source of strength for women