This tweet arrived today in my Twitter DM box: “Hi Orna, thanks for the quotes you tweet, especially your own ones. Have you collected these together anywhere?”


I was going to reply that I hadn’t and then I thought, you know I probably should, and next thing I knew, I had.

  • Freethinking: asking questions that may not have answers. Belief or nonbelief: having answers that may not be questioned.
  • It takes a great reader to make a great book.
  • Success comes when your desire to achieve exceeds your fear of foolishness or failure.
  • To let something go, it helps to know that you’re holding it.
  • You say the world is made of atoms? I say
    it’s made of stories.
  • In your judgements of others, you define yourself.
  • How you do money is how you do life.
  • My freedom frees you and yours, me.
  • Choose an author as you would choose a friend.
  • Go Creative! It’s Your Native State.
  • The best leaders don’t say “I”. That’s because they don’t think “I”. They think “We”.
  • Climb mountains in order to climb mountains. Write in order to write.
  • To go where you want to go or love where you already are? Either is good; both is best.
  • It’s never too late to have a creative childhood.
  • Stop with the answers. Go back to the question.
  • Dance to the tune that’s playing not to the noise in your head.
  • Imagination is not the icing on life but the oven in which it is baked.
  • Poetry is language dancing.
  • You can achieve anything you want so long as you realise you can’t achieve everything you want.
  • Write what you need to read, teach what you need to learn.
  • Confidence is a muscle. Flex it!
  • The more set and specific a sacred symbol, the further it has moved from that which it symbolises.
  • It’s good to have an end to journey to but in the end what counts is how you like to travel.
  • The better the writing you read, the better the writing you write.
  • Listen is an anagram of silent. So now you know.
  • To go where you want to go or love where you already are? Either is good; both is best.
  • Thoughts are the breath of the mind.
  • Be inspired. Yes, in many ways, it’s a choice.
  • The times are always uncertain, we are never too far from an edge, the task is always: balance.
  • Religion is the theory; creativity is the practice.
  • True intentions make you strong, wishful thinking makes you weak.
  • If you can’t change your mind, you can’t change anything.

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