Brenda Ueland

Brenda Ueland (October 24, 1891 - March 5, 1985) was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. She is best known for her book If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit.

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Brenda Ueland - Personal Life
... By her own account, Ueland had many lovers ... Brenda and William divorced in 1926 and she raised Gabrielle on her own ...

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    These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas.... But they have no slow, big ideas. And the fewer consoling, noble, shining, free, jovial, magnanimous ideas that come, the more nervously and desperately they rush and run from office to office and up and downstairs, thinking by action at last to make life have some warmth and meaning.
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    ‘If only I had a wife!’ I used to think, ‘who could stay home and keep the children happy, why I could support six of them. A cinch.’
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    ... we Northerners have become too much driven by the idea that in twenty years we will live, not now: because by that time our savings and the accrued interest will make it possible.
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    ... to paint with oil paints for the first time ... is like trying to make something exquisitely accurate and microscopically clear out of mud pies with boxing gloves on.
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    Sometimes I think of life as a process where everybody is discouraging and taking everybody else down a peg or two.
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