Friday, March 6, 2009
Writing Quotes of the Day
"I am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing
a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them
slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then,
which they appear to enjoy."
"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either."
"Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing. Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us."
Susan Wittig Albert
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket."
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all."
"I try to leave out the parts that people skip."