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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inspirational Writing Quotes on Truth

For Writers Only: Inspirational Quotes on Truth

"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup."--Boris Pasternak

"In the spider web of facts, many a truth is strangled."--Paul Eldridge

"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."--Virginia Woolf

"Facts and truth don't have much to do with each other."--Calvin Trillin

"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite."--Edward Albee

"Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light."--Joseph Pulitzer

"Imaginative literature comes closer than any other to being able to give an impression of truth."--John Hersey

"If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying."--Jaroslav Seifert

Hope reading the above inspires you to set a clock timer for ten, open a notebook, fingerhug your pen and write something.

Go ahead. I dare you.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

1 comment:

Debra said...

The quote by Virginia Woolf I have found to be so real. It’s in those quiet solitary moments that truth surfaces most clearly.
"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.“

Here’s another quote on truth from my friend Dawn Sievers:
“If we speak without self-censoring, the truth that comes forth is very powerful.”