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Jack Prelutsky Quotes and Sayings

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I'm never bored.
- Jack Prelutsky

I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas,
Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.
- Jack Prelutsky

I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.
- Jack Prelutsky

I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
- Jack Prelutsky

 

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas,
play with language, solve problems, use my imagination,
and draw on my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me,
and my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

I always knew would be some sort of artist,
but didn't know what.
- Jack Prelutsky

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I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music.
I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun,
and sometimes it helps me with the meter.
- Jack Prelutsky

Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination,
and everything came out perfect.
- Jack Prelutsky

Children seem naturally drawn to poetry -
it's some combination of the rhyme,
rhythm, and the words themselves.
- Jack Prelutsky

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun,
and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
- Jack Prelutsky

When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets...
I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice.
Now I read them all.
- Jack Prelutsky

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons,
where I'm given the illustration first.
- Jack Prelutsky

There's not too much difference between writing a picture
book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so,
except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
- Jack Prelutsky

I would go to sketch groups and draw.
I really enjoyed the subject matter,
but I wasn't good at it.
- Jack Prelutsky

I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets,
about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested.
My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
- Jack Prelutsky

I'm usually working on eight or 10 things at once.
- Jack Prelutsky

My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was
that my feet don't smell,
but I remember my brother's did when we were kids.
- Jack Prelutsky

We all need ways to express ourselves,
and poetry is one of mine.
- Jack Prelutsky

Otherwise I don't read much adult poetry at all,
because I'm not smart enough and mostly I don't get it.
- Jack Prelutsky

Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't.
I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young,
but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
- Jack Prelutsky

After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings,
one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them.
I still have no idea where that notion came from,
but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
- Jack Prelutsky

I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen.
After working on them for six months,
I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings.
It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
- Jack Prelutsky

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

Better late than never.
- Proverb

Love the heart that hurts you,
but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Never stop dreaming.
- Anonymous

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West


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