Great Quotes from CBCA Conference Speakers

Here is list of a few of the great quotes I heard during the weekend CBCA Conference.

Life is too short for bad books

Libby Gleeson

 

First comes the idea, then the fashion of the words, then the jigsaw of the sentences

Libby Gleeson

 

The arts is the most fundamental way we understand who we are and who we want to be

Libby Gleeson

 

Going to “place” is important

Mark Greenwood

 

My soul comes out when I am illustrating my own work

Trace Balla

 

I am a “storycatcher”

Trace Balla

 

The simplicity comes from distilled complexity

Tobhy Riddle about Margaret Hamilton’s “Counting Through the Day”

 

The world etches itself upon our souls

Margrete Lamond

 

What we see makes us feel. Artists manipulate what we see in order to manipulate what we feel

Margrete Lamond

 

We can’t preserve and protect what we can’t see and understand

Jeannie Baker

 

Kelp has always had a bad reputation

Jeannie Baker

 

Flyways are the routes birds travel when migrating

Jeannie Baker

 

Staring at a screen is a passive experience

Mark Norman

 

I write stories that interest me. If I’m not interested I won’t write it. It has to come from your heart.

Claire Saxby

 

Not everyone can be a hero

James Roy

 

There is no such thing as a kid who doesn’t like reading. They just haven’t found the right book

Jack Heath

 

Everyone deserves to see their reality reflected in a book

Melissa Keil

 

I am a bit of an aesthete

Leigh Hobbs

 

Infant doesn’t mean infantile

Leigh Hobbs

 

I am diversity

Dub Leffler

 

You want people to read a story that isn’t their own but they see themselves in it

Dub Leffler

 

When you grow up without heroes it’s hard to become one

Dub Leffler

 

It’s all been flukes and accidents

Graeme Base

 

Don’t give yourself a fall back…or you will fall back

Graeme Base

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