Permission to write

Choice quotes from Austin Kleon's end of year list

Dec 29, 2021 • 🍿 1 min. read

I loved Austin Kleon's newletter's 'Year in 101 quotes' that he sent out as a preview of his paid newsletter.

Three that stuck with me were:

“You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
—Martha Graham

“Being a writer is an act of perpetual self-authorization. No matter who you are. Only you can authorize yourself…. No one else can authorize you. No one.”
—Verlyn Klinkenborg

“If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it.”
—Beverly Cleary

I'm going to try and follow my interests more in 2022, and write about what I'm interested in, not what I think I should be writing based on others criteria/expectations.