Jean Craighead George quotes

  • Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Running #Book #Reader

  • I love to travel, but when I really want to escape, I read a book.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Book #Want

  • There is something all life has in common, and when I know what it is I shall know myself.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Common

  • Cats ... are completely self-sufficient and can leave you at any time and go off and make a living. And yet cats can have warm and loving relationships with humans.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Cat #Self #Self Sufficient

  • Cat talk is a complicated, self-centered language. If you speak to your cat first, it probably won't speak back. Cats initiate conversations.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Cat #Self #Firsts

  • I believe that if a child has a feel for writing and wants to write, there is an audience. Children should just dive in and go at it. I would encourage children to write about themselves and things that are happening to them. It is a lot easier and they know the subject better if they use something out of their everyday lives as an inspiration. Read stories, listen to stories, to develop an understanding of what stories are all about.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Children #Inspiration #Believe

  • To be a writer you should read, write and talk to people, hear their knowledge, hear their problems. Be a good listener. The rest will come.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Writing #People #Problem

  • We humans will never know how meadows or mountains smell, but deer and horses and pigs do. Bando sniffs deeply and shakes his head. We were left out when it comes to smelling things, he says. I would love to be able to smell a mountain and follow my nose to it.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Horse #Smell #Pigs

  • I throw back my head, and, feeling free as the wind, breathe in the fresh mountain air. Although I am heavy-hearted, my spirits are rising. To walk in nature is always good medicine.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Wind #Medicine #Air

  • I must say this now about that first fire. It was magic. Out of dead tinder and grass and sticks came a live warm light. It cracked and snapped and smoked and filled the woods with brightness. It lighted the trees and made them warm and friendly. It stood tall and bright and held back the night.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Night #Fire #Light

  • When fear seizes, change what you are doing. You are doing something wrong.
    -- Jean Craighead George

    #Doing You