All that I am is me. So I'm not really a poet or a...
John Trudell Quotes
All that I am is me. So I'm not really a poet or a writer or an actor or an activist; I'm me, and these are things that I do.
About the author
Born: 15 Feb 1946
Henry David Thoreau
H. Jackson Brown
It makes it harder to write if I watch a lot of television, because television is not like a written story.
Don't assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things.
In elementary school, I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school, I failed all my courses.
Everybody has ideas. The vital question is, what do you do with them? My rock musician sons shape their ideas into music. My sister takes her ideas and fashions them into poems. My brother uses his ideas to help him understand science. I take my ideas and turn them into stories.
Writing takes a lot of patience. It usually takes me a year to write a book. One time, it took me 14 years to write a book, not that I worked on it every day.
Writers don't write writing, they write reading. When I was a kid, I read four or five books a week. And that is how I became a writer.
Writing is my profession. Photography is my hobby.
The truth is I don't watch TV at all. It bores me.
I don't like the idea of a book being a test or being used for a test. The way - in my opinion - to make good readers is to let kids choose their own books and not test them.
For some 25 years, I worked as a librarian, first at the New York Public Library, then at Trenton State College in New Jersey. My life has always been with, around, and for books.