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You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
[Becoming a Writer/ The List, O Magazine, November 2009]
Junot Diaz Writes Sayings By Junot Diaz: You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well
The poet Hafiz writes, Don't surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can.Jack Kornfield Writes Sayings By Jack Kornfield: The poet Hafiz writes, Don't surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep.
The ambition of 'Ten Thousand Saints,' Eleanor Henderson's debut novel about a group of unambitious lost souls, is beautiful. In nearly 400 pages, Henderson does not hold back once: she writes the hell out of every moment, every scene, every perspective, every fleeting impression, every impulse and desire and bit of emotional detritus.Stacey D'Erasmo Writes Sayings By Stacey D'Erasmo: The ambition of 'Ten Thousand Saints,' Eleanor Henderson's debut novel about a group of unambitious
to support this privileged class as long as they kept up their end of the bargain with effective rituals. But after 650, deforestation, erosion, and soil exhaustion began reducing crop yields. The working classes, the farmers and monument builders, may have suffered increasing hunger and disease, even as the rulers hogged an ever-larger share of resources. The society was heading for a crisis. Diamond writes: "We have to wonder why the kings and nobles failed to recognize and solve these seemingly obvious problems undermining their society. Their attention was evidently focused on their short-term concerns of enriching themselves, waging wars, erecting monuments, competing with each other, and extracting enough food from the peasants to support all those activities." (If this sounds familiar, I would note that archaeology is thick with cautionary tales that speak directly to the twenty-first century.)Douglas Preston Writes Sayings By Douglas Preston: to support this privileged class as long as they kept up their end of the
Spinoza writes, A free man, that is to say, a man who lives according to the dictates of reason alone, is not led by fear of death, but directly desires the good, that is to say, desires to act, and to preserve his being in accordance with the principle of seeking his own profit. He thinks, therefore, of nothing less than death, and his wisdom is a meditation upon life.Ruth Ozeki Writes Sayings By Ruth Ozeki: Spinoza writes, A free man, that is to say, a man who lives according to
I agree with Dreher when he writes, 'we can't build anything good unless we live by the belief that man does not exist to serve the economy, but the economy exists to serve man ... A society built on consumerism must break down eventually for the same reason socialism did'Paul Weyrich Writes Sayings By Paul Weyrich: I agree with Dreher when he writes, 'we can't build anything good unless we live
If he can be call'd meek
who has no wishes
or hiding who needs never
be found
or scared who never
attacks
forgotten, who watches up
the night
If he can be called "he,"
who has no self
Writes "One is All"
On every wall.
Jack Kerouac Writes Sayings By Jack Kerouac: If he can be call'd meek who has no wishesor hiding who needs never be
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.Gore Vidal Writes Sayings By Gore Vidal: Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads,
No memoirists writes for long without experiencing an unsettling disbelief about the reliability of memory, a hunch that memory is not, after all, just memory.Patricia Hampl Writes Sayings By Patricia Hampl: No memoirists writes for long without experiencing an unsettling disbelief about the reliability of memory,
He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May.William Shakespeare Writes Sayings By William Shakespeare: He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday,
Orwell says somewhere that no one ever writes the real story of their life. The real story of a life is the story of its humiliations.Vijay Seshadri Writes Sayings By Vijay Seshadri: Orwell says somewhere that no one ever writes the real story of their life. The
Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes a great deal about the nature of love. She tells lies.Faye Weldon Writes Sayings By Faye Weldon: Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes
Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It's disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there's something visceral about opening a letter - I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.Steve Carell Writes Sayings By Steve Carell: Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It's disappearing. My mom is the
The author writes that key FDR aide Harry Hopkins was in such poor health near the end of his boss's second term that one observer said he didn't know how Hopkins could possibly report to the president. But, at the onset of war and genuine national emergency, Hopkins was animated with a new sense of purpose.Doris Kearns Goodwin Writes Sayings By Doris Kearns Goodwin: The author writes that key FDR aide Harry Hopkins was in such poor health near
If Gissing is less compassionately observant than Mrs Gaskell, less overtly polemical than Kingsley, still The Nether World and Demos would be sympathetically endorsed by either of them, or by their typical readers. Yet Gissing does introduce an important new element, and one that remains significant. He has often been called 'the spokesman of despair,' and this is true in both meanings of the phrase. Like Kingsley and Mrs Gaskell, he writes to describe the true conditions of the poor, and to protest against those brute forces of society which fill with wreck the abysses of the nether world. Yet he is also the spokesman of another kind of despair: the despair born of social and political disillusion. In this he is a figure exactly like Orwell in our own day, and for much the same reason. Whether one calls this honesty or not will depend on experience.Raymond Williams Writes Sayings By Raymond Williams: If Gissing is less compassionately observant than Mrs Gaskell, less overtly polemical than Kingsley, still
She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.David Nicholls Writes Sayings By David Nicholls: She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her
Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice - an instrument I have coveted for 15 years.Steve Earle Writes Sayings By Steve Earle: Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world,
I've always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were unique rhythmic approaches ... but no one ever writes about your rhythm playingJoe Writes Sayings By Joe: I've always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were
Barbara, you have done it again! Sweet Salt Air is a fabulous story of friendship, betrayal, courage and love with family and friends. Having been raised in Maine, she writes 'to the T, in describing beautiful and simple lives on a Maine Island.Barbara Delinsky Writes Sayings By Barbara Delinsky: Barbara, you have done it again! Sweet Salt Air is a fabulous story of friendship,
I have always felt a little bit uncomfortable with question [why I'm write these stories]. It's not a question that you would ask a guy that writes detective stories or the guy that writes mystery stories, or westerns, or whatever. But it is asked of the writer of horror stories because it seems that there is something nasty about our love for horror stories, or boogies, ghosts and goblins, demons and devils.Stephen King Writes Sayings By Stephen King: I have always felt a little bit uncomfortable with question [why I'm write these stories].
Every one of us can honestly claim that "worst of sinners" title. No, it isn't specially reserved for the Adolf Hitlers, Timothy McVeighs, and Osama bin Ladens of the world. William Law writes, "We may justly condemn ourselves as the greatest sinners we know because we know more of the folly of our own heart than we do of other people's."
So admit you're the worst sinner you know. Admit you're unworthy and deserve to be condemned. But don't stop there! Move on to rejoicing in the Savior who came to save the worst of sinners. Lay down the luggage of condemnation and kneel down in worship at the feet of Him who bore your sins. Cry tears of amazement.
And confess with Paul: "I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life" (1 Timothy 1:16)
C.J. Mahaney Writes Sayings By C.J. Mahaney: Every one of us can honestly claim that "worst of sinners" title. No, it isn't
A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to think something else.Ambrose Bierce Writes Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: A popular author is one who writes what the people think. Genius invites them to
Jergen Moltmann writes, End-time histories might better be referred to as exterminism. These are acts of military, economic, or ecological violence. Anyone who talks about "the apocalypse" or "the battle of Armageddon" is providing a religious interpretation for mass human crime, and is trying to make God responsible for what human beings are doing. Nothing has a more fatal effect than the expectation of a fatal future. These "cosmic catastrophe promoters" do not awaken the faith and hope of people. The only result is a general alarmism. What Christian apocalyptic intends is not to evoke horror in the face of the end, but to encourage endurance in resisting the powers of this world. Anyone who interprets the threatening nuclear annihilation of humanity apocalyptically as Armageddon is pushing onto God the responsibility of human beings. This is the height of godlessness and irresponsibility. This type of apocalyptic must be exposed.Dan Boone Writes Sayings By Dan Boone: Jergen Moltmann writes, End-time histories might better be referred to as exterminism. These are acts
Toby Keith writes songs like 1993's "Should've Been a Cowboy," and what's compelling is that you can't deconstruct its message. "Should've Been a Cowboy" is not like Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," where Jon Bon Jovi claimed to live like a cowboy; Toby Keith wants to be a cowboy for real.Chuck Klosterman Writes Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: Toby Keith writes songs like 1993's "Should've Been a Cowboy," and what's compelling is that
It's true and it's easily said that language is material, and something does materialise as one writes.Heinrich Boll Writes Sayings By Heinrich Boll: It's true and it's easily said that language is material, and something does materialise as
Rick Black writes with the honed elegance of a poet so in command of lyric sentiment and the efficient evocative use of language that what results is indeed as urgent and vulnerable as true prayer ... There is something profoundly human and completely necessary about Star of David.Kwame Dawes Writes Sayings By Kwame Dawes: Rick Black writes with the honed elegance of a poet so in command of lyric
Happy is he who looks only into his work to know if it will succeed, never into the times or the public opinion; and who writes from the love of imparting certain thoughts and not from the necessity of sale - who writes always to the unknown friend.Ralph Waldo Emerson Writes Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Happy is he who looks only into his work to know if it will succeed,
The supreme contemporary example of such an inability to feel evil is of course Walt Whitman. "His favorite occupation," writes his disciple, Dr. Bucke "seemed to be strolling or sauntering about outdoors by himself, looking at the grass, the trees, the flowers, the vistas of light, the varying aspects of the sky, and listening to the birds, the crickets, the tree frogs, and all the hundreds of natural sounds.William James Writes Sayings By William James: The supreme contemporary example of such an inability to feel evil is of course Walt
Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.Samuel P. Huntington Writes Sayings By Samuel P. Huntington: Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as
The settler makes history and is conscious of making it. And because he constantly refers to the history of his mother country, he clearly indicates that he himself is the extension of that mother-country. Thus the history which he writes is not the history of the country which he plunders but the history of his own nation in regard to all that she skims off, all that she violates and starves.Frantz Fanon Writes Sayings By Frantz Fanon: The settler makes history and is conscious of making it. And because he constantly refers
Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 - with one condition: whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You'd draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose.Ann Landers Writes Sayings By Ann Landers: Imagine you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $1,440 - with
That's the thing: once it's in their hands, it's not my book anymore, it's theirs. I have no idea what happens when they start to digest it. So when someone writes me to explain how they read it, what it was like, what they enjoyed, there's a thrill. Writers who don't make their email addresses public are missing out on something wonderful.Rosecrans Baldwin Writes Sayings By Rosecrans Baldwin: That's the thing: once it's in their hands, it's not my book anymore, it's theirs.
I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.Jacques Derrida Writes Sayings By Jacques Derrida: I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for
It's] pretty clear that times of high carbon dioxide - and especially times when carbon dioxide levels rapidly rose - coincided with the mass extinctions," writes University of Washington paleontologist and End-Permian mass extinction expert Peter Ward. "Here is the driver of extinction.Peter Brannen Writes Sayings By Peter Brannen: It's] pretty clear that times of high carbon dioxide - and especially times when carbon
To have touched the feet of Christ is no excuse for mistakes in punctuation.
If a man writes well only when he's drunk, then I'll tell him: Get drunk. And if he says that it's bad for his liver, I'll answer: What's your liver? A dead thing that lives while you live, whereas the poems you write live without while.
Fernando Pessoa Writes Sayings By Fernando Pessoa: To have touched the feet of Christ is no excuse for mistakes in punctuation.If a
You say that like I have a choice. These are the ideas that come to me. These are the ideas that have always come to me. If it can bleed me,eat me, or fuck me, I want to write about it. -L.K. on why she writes about sex and monsters in 'Flirt' AfterwordLaurell K. Hamilton Writes Sayings By Laurell K. Hamilton: You say that like I have a choice. These are the ideas that come to
What victims need are not self-produced positive statements but God's statements about his response to their pain. How can you be rid of these dysfunctional emotions and their effects? How can you be rid of your disgrace? God's grace to you dismantles the beliefs that give disgrace life. Grace re-creates what violence destroyed. Martin Luther writes that "the love of God does not find, but creates, that which is pleasing to it." One-way love is the change agent you need. Grace transforms and heals; and healing comes by hearing God's statements to you, not speaking your own statements to yourself.Justin S. Holcomb Writes Sayings By Justin S. Holcomb: What victims need are not self-produced positive statements but God's statements about his response to
I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes.Mother Teresa Writes Sayings By Mother Teresa: I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who
On Alex Rodriguez's difficulty performing in clutch situations, Joe Torre writes, In key situations, he can't get himself to concern himself with getting the job done instead of how it looks. There's a certain freefall you go through when you commit yourself without a guarantee that it's always going to be good. There's a trust and commitment thing that has to allow yourself fail, allow yourself to be embarrassed, allow yourself to be vulnerableTom Verducci Writes Sayings By Tom Verducci: On Alex Rodriguez's difficulty performing in clutch situations, Joe Torre writes, In key situations, he
To expect an author to talk as he writes is ridiculous; or even if he did you would find fault with him as a pedant.William Hazlitt Writes Sayings By William Hazlitt: To expect an author to talk as he writes is ridiculous; or even if he
Odd, don't you think? I have seen war, and invasions and riots. I have heard of massacres and brutalities beyond imagining, and I have kept my faith in the power of civilization to bring men back from the brink. And yet one women writes a letter, and my whole world falls to pieces.
You see, she is an ordinary woman. A good one, even. That's the point ... Nothing [a recognizably bad person does] can surprise or shock me, or worry me. But she denounced Julia and sent her to her death because she resented her, and because Julia is a Jew.
I thought in this simple contrast between the civilized and the barbaric, but I was wrong. It is the civilized who are the truly barbaric, and the [Nazi] Germans are merely the supreme expression of it.
Iain Pears Writes Sayings By Iain Pears: Odd, don't you think? I have seen war, and invasions and riots. I have heard
A biologist from Leningrad, Boris Tokin, described them like this back in 1956: if you add a pinch of crushed spruce or pine needles to a drop of water that contains protozoa, in less than a second, the protozoa are dead. In the same paper, Tokin writes that the air in young pine forests is almost germfree, thanks to the phytoncides released by the needles. In essence, then, trees disinfect their surroundings.Peter Wohlleben Writes Sayings By Peter Wohlleben: A biologist from Leningrad, Boris Tokin, described them like this back in 1956: if you
In this story the father represents the Heavenly Father Jesus knew so well. St. Paul writes: "God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses" (2 Corinthians 5:19 - American Standard Version). Jesus is showing us the God of Great Expenditure, who is nothing if not prodigal toward us, his children. God's reckless grace is our greatest hope, a life-changing experience, and the subject of this book.Timothy Keller Writes Sayings By Timothy Keller: In this story the father represents the Heavenly Father Jesus knew so well. St. Paul
What women say to lovers, you'll agree, One writes on running water or on air.Catullus Writes Sayings By Catullus: What women say to lovers, you'll agree, One writes on running water or on air.
There isn't a difference between how I feel in the world and how I feel as a musician, or someone who writes. They are one in the same. It's just a different presentation.Wesley Eisold Writes Sayings By Wesley Eisold: There isn't a difference between how I feel in the world and how I feel
Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.Gerry Mulligan Writes Sayings By Gerry Mulligan: Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes. If he mystifies to avoid a straight statement, which is very different from breaking so-called rules of syntax or grammar to make an efffect which can be obtained in no other way, the writer takes a longer time to be known as a fake and other writers who are afflicted by the same necessity will praise him in their own defense. True mysticism should not be confused with incompetence in writing which seeks to mystify where there is no mystery but is really only the necessity to fake to cover lack of knowledge or the inability to state clearly. Mysticism implies a mystery and there are many mysteries; but incompetence is not one of them; nor is overwritten journalism made literature by the injection of a false epic qulaity. Remember this too: all bad writers are in love with the epic.Ernest Hemingway, Writes Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if
A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared.Gloria E. Anzaldua Writes Sayings By Gloria E. Anzaldua: A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared.
Every woman who writes is a survivor.Tillie Olsen Writes Sayings By Tillie Olsen: Every woman who writes is a survivor.
Wisdom comes with all we see, God writes His lessons in each flower, And ev'ry singing bird or bee Can teach us something of His power.Maud Lindsay Writes Sayings By Maud Lindsay: Wisdom comes with all we see, God writes His lessons in each flower, And ev'ry
If somebody writes a review of a dry cleaner, that piece of content is not wildly viral. It's not like a viral video that can spread across the world in a matter of minutes, so as a result, each market is almost an island unto itself.Jeremy Stoppelman Writes Sayings By Jeremy Stoppelman: If somebody writes a review of a dry cleaner, that piece of content is not
A lot of the things that involve power on the highest levels sometimes involve the darker side of human psychology. People can be very passive aggressive or they can be aggressive and they can conceal their intentions. There's this world that exists that nobody writes about or describes it's like a dirty little secret or taboo.Robert Greene Writes Sayings By Robert Greene: A lot of the things that involve power on the highest levels sometimes involve the
Through his long, productive career, Paul Theroux has mixed nonfiction books about exotic travel with novels set in exotic places. Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Honduras - he lives in and writes about places most of us never see.Floyd Skloot Writes Sayings By Floyd Skloot: Through his long, productive career, Paul Theroux has mixed nonfiction books about exotic travel with
Bev Pettersen writes with flair and a down-to-earth warmth that will make you smile and sigh with contentment.Julianne MacLean Writes Sayings By Julianne MacLean: Bev Pettersen writes with flair and a down-to-earth warmth that will make you smile and
one might call this state ["youth" (but that seems inaccurate)] "remembering" but memory is quite eerie like caging a dream, and when I recite the rote details the real event slithers further from me because the telling of it reshapes it, every touch alters it, until it is unrecognizable except as a story [a doppelganger (immediately not myself) a writhing poltergeist summoned to snap at me from the darkness~or benign but vague, like a whisper making it better to remain silent, but I can't~the past is a narrative (that writes us) immanent in the present [proving there is cause and effect in the immaterial (the mythic becomes carnal by leaving marks on the body)] symbol by symbol, building up invisible scarsDavid David Katzman Writes Sayings By David David Katzman: one might call this state ["youth" (but that seems inaccurate)] "remembering" but memory is quite
I know I'm a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few contemporary novelists engage with science.Barbara Kingsolver Writes Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: I know I'm a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few
They say every writer really just writes about one thing over and over. I guess my one thing is how the past impacts the present.M.J. Rose Writes Sayings By M.J. Rose: They say every writer really just writes about one thing over and over. I guess
I think it's a very old and deep-seated double standard that holds that when a man writes about family and feelings, it's literature with a capital L, but when a woman considers the same topics, it's romance, or a beach book - in short, it's something unworthy of a serious critic's attention.Jennifer Weiner Writes Sayings By Jennifer Weiner: I think it's a very old and deep-seated double standard that holds that when a
Paul Tillich, a theologian who grew up in Weimar Germany, similarly explained the rise of Nazism as a response to anxiety. "First of all a feeling of fear or, more exactly, of indefinite anxiety was prevailing," he writes of 1930s Germany. "Not only the economic and political, but also the cultural and religious, security seemed to be lost. There was nothing on which one could build; everything was without foundation. A catastrophic breakdown was expected every moment. Consequently, a longing for security was growing in everybody. A freedom that leads to fear and anxiety has lost its value; better authority with security than freedom with fear.Scott Stossel Writes Sayings By Scott Stossel: Paul Tillich, a theologian who grew up in Weimar Germany, similarly explained the rise of
I fell in love with Virginia Woolf in college. I especially admire how well she writes about daily life, how she captures so much meaning and consequence in the smallest details of a day.Karen Thompson Walker Writes Sayings By Karen Thompson Walker: I fell in love with Virginia Woolf in college. I especially admire how well she
I wonder why you see him and I hear him," Will said.
"You hear him?" Ivy reached over and switched off the motor. "You hear him?"
"So does Beth."
Ivy's mouth dropped open.
"She writes stories with messages that aren't hers. I draw angels I don't mean to draw.
Elizabeth Chandler Writes Sayings By Elizabeth Chandler: I wonder why you see him and I hear him," Will said."You hear him?" Ivy
When you were six you thought mistress meant to put your shoes on the wrong feet," she writes. "Now you are older and know it can mean many things, but essentially it means to put your shoes on the wrong feet.Lorrie Moore Writes Sayings By Lorrie Moore: When you were six you thought mistress meant to put your shoes on the wrong
Pierre-Jean Jouve writes: "poetry is a soul inaugurating form". The soul inaugurates. Here it is the supreme power. It is human dignity. Even if the "form" was already well-known, previously discovered, carved from "commonplaces", before the interior poetic light was turned upon it, it was a mere object for the mind. But the soul comes and inaugurates the form, dwells in it, takes pleasure in it.Gaston Bachelard Writes Sayings By Gaston Bachelard: Pierre-Jean Jouve writes: "poetry is a soul inaugurating form". The soul inaugurates. Here it is
If somebody writes a great poem, people don't run around applauding the pencil, saying 'Oh, what a great pencil' ... I'm a pencil in God's hands.Keith Green Writes Sayings By Keith Green: If somebody writes a great poem, people don't run around applauding the pencil, saying 'Oh,
Tocqueville writes that, for Americans, religion must be regarded as the first of their political institutions.Dinesh D'Souza Writes Sayings By Dinesh D'Souza: Tocqueville writes that, for Americans, religion must be regarded as the first of their political
I'm a poet who practices Zen. And it's not, I'm somebody who practices Zen who writes poetry. There's no separation for me.Sam Hamill Writes Sayings By Sam Hamill: I'm a poet who practices Zen. And it's not, I'm somebody who practices Zen who
A nation writes its history in the image of its ideal.Abba Eban Writes Sayings By Abba Eban: A nation writes its history in the image of its ideal.
We live" writes Pursewarden somewhere, "lives based upon selected fictions. Our view of reality is conditioned by our position in space and time - not by our personalities as we like to think. Thus every interpretation of reality is based upon a unique position. Two paces east or west and the whole picture is changed.Lawrence Durrell Writes Sayings By Lawrence Durrell: We live" writes Pursewarden somewhere, "lives based upon selected fictions. Our view of reality is
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. ~Irene C. Kassorla Writes Sayings By Irene C. Kassorla: You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes
When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves, "To whom it may concern!" And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers.John Godfrey Saxe Writes Sayings By John Godfrey Saxe: When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto
And I started to wonder, Srini writes, what would happen if we left our heart on stage every time we created anything. It's a bust your ass to shine, honest to a fault, no bullshit, zero apology performance. If you look at the work of some of the most successful people in the world you'll see it as the undertone. It isn't just something they do, it's who they are. It's the kind of performance where your heart and soul bleed. I like that a lot.Srinivas Rao Writes Sayings By Srinivas Rao: And I started to wonder, Srini writes, what would happen if we left our heart
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton Writes Sayings By Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton: He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses
See how God writes history. No technical knowledge is required; only a calm day and a calm mind.John Muir Writes Sayings By John Muir: See how God writes history. No technical knowledge is required; only a calm day and
It was in this man's class that I first began to wonder if people who wrote fiction were not suffering from some kind of disorder--from what I've since come to think of, remembering the wild nocturnal rocking of Albert Vetch, as the midnight disease. The midnight disease is a kind of emotional insomnia; at every conscious moment its victim--even if he or she writes at dawn, or in the middle of the afternoon--feels like a person lying in a sweltering bedroom, with the window thrown open, looking up at a sky filled with stars and airplanes, listening to the narrative of a rattling blind, an ambulance, a fly trapped in a Coke bottle, while all around him the neighbors soundly sleep. this is in my opinion why writers--like insomniacs--are so accident-prone, so obsessed with the calculus of bad luck and missed opportunities, so liable to rumination and a concomitant inability to let go of a subject, even when urged repeatedly to do so.Michael Chabon Writes Sayings By Michael Chabon: It was in this man's class that I first began to wonder if people who
Zarathustra calls the good "the last men" and then 'the beginning of the end"; and above all he considers them as the most harmful kind of men because they secure their existence at the cost of Truth and at the cost of the Future. "The good - they cannot create; they are always the beginning of the end. They crucify him who writes new values on new law tables; they sacrifice the future to themselves; they crucify the whole future of humanity! The good - they are always the beginning of the end. And whatever harm the slanderers of the world may do, the harm of the good is the most harmful of all".Friedrich Nietzsche Writes Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Zarathustra calls the good "the last men" and then 'the beginning of the end"; and
It's a terrible mistake to let the perfect get in the way of the good. If you wait to publish until you have written a great book, you will never publish anything. Great books happen by chance, not by design. The wise writer writes the best he can and leaves it to posterity to decide about greatness.Andrew M. Greeley Writes Sayings By Andrew M. Greeley: It's a terrible mistake to let the perfect get in the way of the good.
The boy spends most of his time reading. And writing, of course. He copies out sections of books, writes out words and symbols he does not understand at first but that become intimately familiar beneath his ink-stained fingers, formed again and again in increasingly steady lines.Erin Morgenstern Writes Sayings By Erin Morgenstern: The boy spends most of his time reading. And writing, of course. He copies out
I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It's astonishing. I always wished that I could do that.Francis Ford Coppola Writes Sayings By Francis Ford Coppola: I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It's
The whole idea of interviews is in itself absurd - one cannot answer deep questions about what one's life was like - one writes novels about it.Anthony Powell Writes Sayings By Anthony Powell: The whole idea of interviews is in itself absurd - one cannot answer deep questions
Bill is a fiction writer, but he writes in the first-person voice in a style that is tell-all confessional; in fact, his fiction sounds as much like a memoir as he can make it sound.John Irving Writes Sayings By John Irving: Bill is a fiction writer, but he writes in the first-person voice in a style
The best, most natural dialogue is usually written as if the writer is listening to dictation. You might get stuck on any particular point and have to question yourself; but normally, dialogue writes itself.Ayn Rand Writes Sayings By Ayn Rand: The best, most natural dialogue is usually written as if the writer is listening to
Most times you don't write the song, the song writes you.Colin Linden Writes Sayings By Colin Linden: Most times you don't write the song, the song writes you.
Brian Turner writes as only a soldier can, of terror and compassion, hurt and horror, sympathy and desire. He takes us into the truth and trauma of the Iraq war in language that is precise, delicate and beautiful, even as it tells of a suicide bomber, a skull shattered by a bullet, a blade in a bloodgroove.Andrew Himes Writes Sayings By Andrew Himes: Brian Turner writes as only a soldier can, of terror and compassion, hurt and horror,
Meg Pokrass writes like a brain looking for a body. Wonderful, dark, unforgiving.Frederick Barthelme Writes Sayings By Frederick Barthelme: Meg Pokrass writes like a brain looking for a body. Wonderful, dark, unforgiving.
I believe that this idea of story or myth or this thing that Joseph Campbell writes about is sort of an inter-connective spiritual force - like The Force in 'Star Wars' - where it doesn't matter where you were raised, or what your background is, there are certain elements of story that totally appeal to you.Damon Lindelof Writes Sayings By Damon Lindelof: I believe that this idea of story or myth or this thing that Joseph Campbell
Mary Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.Carolyn Hart Writes Sayings By Carolyn Hart: Mary Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.
Dissanayake writes that art that engages the mind and hands, that is not just passive connoisseurship, can act as an antidote, for our contentious and alienated relationship to our own societies.David Byrne Writes Sayings By David Byrne: Dissanayake writes that art that engages the mind and hands, that is not just passive
What they, in their innocence, cannot comprehend is that a properly constituted, healthy, decent man never writes, acts, or composes.Thomas Mann Writes Sayings By Thomas Mann: What they, in their innocence, cannot comprehend is that a properly constituted, healthy, decent man
If you want to support a writer, produce the first five plays he writes.August Wilson Writes Sayings By August Wilson: If you want to support a writer, produce the first five plays he writes.
And don't bother to deny it, because you just read it, so you have to be thinking about it. This is the way books work. Also? Velociraptors. Ha! I just made you think about velociraptors. Awesome. This is probably why Stephen King writes so many books. I am totally controlling your mind right now.Jenny Lawson Writes Sayings By Jenny Lawson: And don't bother to deny it, because you just read it, so you have to
I have this really beautiful Martin guitar, and it just kind of writes songs for me.Stephan Jenkins Writes Sayings By Stephan Jenkins: I have this really beautiful Martin guitar, and it just kind of writes songs for
In matters like writing and painting, a man does what he has to do - if he has to write, why then, he writes; and if he doesn't feel the urgent need of writing, there are dozens of professions in which it is easier to earn a comfortable living.Malcolm Cowley Writes Sayings By Malcolm Cowley: In matters like writing and painting, a man does what he has to do -
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.George Orwell Writes Sayings By George Orwell: To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are
The contemporary historian never writes such a true history as the historian of a later generation.Agatha Christie Writes Sayings By Agatha Christie: The contemporary historian never writes such a true history as the historian of a later
Only if a Chinaman presents proof of affiliation with the West, has Western patrons vouch for him, and writes in 'pure' English, may he present his 'submission' to Western publishers.Thorsten J. Pattberg Writes Sayings By Thorsten J. Pattberg: Only if a Chinaman presents proof of affiliation with the West, has Western patrons vouch
To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense,it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it.Henry David Thoreau Writes Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from
I always say that I'm a writer who writes more from place than race.Katori Hall Writes Sayings By Katori Hall: I always say that I'm a writer who writes more from place than race.
It isn't porn. It's erotic romance. There is a huge difference. Amber Rose writes hot love stories. And if you can't handle it, then I don't care. I love her books, and I wish I had known who she was when I met her. Erotic romance helped me figure out what I wanted." JakeLexi Blake Writes Sayings By Lexi Blake: It isn't porn. It's erotic romance. There is a huge difference. Amber Rose writes hot
Jed Perl writes precisely and ecstatically. Antoine' s Alphabet is a history and a fairy tale, a work of criticism, and a work of art.Jonathan Safran Foer Writes Sayings By Jonathan Safran Foer: Jed Perl writes precisely and ecstatically. Antoine' s Alphabet is a history and a fairy
Jane Austen may not be the best writer, but she certainly writes about the best people. And by that I mean people just like me.Anna Quindlen Writes Sayings By Anna Quindlen: Jane Austen may not be the best writer, but she certainly writes about the best