Occasionally we all need a bit of inspiration. Whether that’s a comfort quote, a kick up the butt, or just plain inspiration for what to write about… this page is about these sorts of things. If you’ve got any suggestions to make, please feel free to email them to deafstudentuk at gmail dot com. Thanks!


‘Don’t let others, whose opinions are often not worth much, be the deciding factor in your self assessment. Listen to critics, but in the end, find your value from inside yourself.
[Robert J. Sternberg, ‘Careers advice from an oldish, not-quite geezer’, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 May, 2015]

Kick up the Butt

‘The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.’
[Alexandra K Trenfor – when I tried to trace who she was, it seems she doesn’t exist. This, however, doesn’t detract from the essential truth of this quote.]


‘What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds? In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought, in delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-tapping.’
[Ray Bradbury (1990) Zen in the art of writing. Santa Barbara: Joshua Odell editions p. 13]

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