Hugh Prather Quotes

Why should I know Hugh Prather?

Hugh Edmondson Prather III was an American writer and counselor known fo his book Notes to Myself.

Born January 23, 1938
Died November 15, 2010

Best 6 Quotes by Hugh Prather

“Perfectionism is a slow death. If everything were to turn out just like I would want it to, just like I would plan for it to, then I would never experience anything new. My life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. When I make a mistake I experience something unexpected. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.”

Hugh Prather

“True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.”

Hugh Prather

"I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me" Quotes

“By approaching my problems with "What might make things a little better?" rather than "What is the solution?" I avoid setting myself up for certain frustration. My experience has shown me that I am not going to solve anything in one stroke; at best I am only going to chip away at it.”

Hugh Prather
I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me

“No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves.”

Hugh Prather
I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me

"Notes to Myself" Quotes

“I don't need a reason to be happy. I don't have to consult the future to know how happy I feel now.”

Hugh Prather
Notes to Myself

“If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire is not to write.”

Hugh Prather
Notes to Myself