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Jack Prelutsky Quotes

Jack Prelutsky Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Jack Prelutsky
Type:
Poet
Nationality:
American
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Birth year:

  • 1
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 2
    I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 3
    I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn't know what. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 4
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 5
    I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 6
    I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustration first. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 7
    I'm incredibly excited about Awful Ogre. The ogre is my alter ego. It's a day in the life of an ogre, from when he gets up until he goes to bed. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 8
    I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 9
    I'm usually working on eight or 10 things at once. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 10
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 11
    I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 12
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 13
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 14
    Otherwise I don't read much adult poetry at all, because I'm not smart enough and mostly I don't get it. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 15
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 16
    Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 17
    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_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 18
    We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky
  • 19
    Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. Jack_PrelutskyJack Prelutsky