Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Happy National Writer's Day
Today is National Writer's Day.
*Not really. But, now that I got your attention.*
I got some quotations I collected especially for you dear writer. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy sharing them:
"Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing to say?"--Kurt Vonegut, Jr.
"Life is lived in short stories; we live in moments."--Unknown
"Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none."--Jules Renard
"The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true."--John Steinbeck
"The natural writer hopes to communicate--to present somebody else his interpretation of life."--Booth Tarkington
"The more books we read, the sooner we perceive that the only functionof a writer is to produce a masterpiece. No other task is of any consequence."--Cyril Connolly
"Traveling and writing are the same thing."--Lorend Villalonga
"Never tick off a writer. Where do you think all those unbelievable believable stories come from?"--Linda Della Donna
"The written word is weak. Many people prefer life to it.
Life gets your blood going, and it smells good.
Writing is mere writing, literature is mere.
It appeals only to the subtlest senses--the imagination's
vision and the imagination's hearing--and the
moral sense, and the intellect. This writing that you do,
that so thrills you, that so rocks and exhilarates you,
as if you were dancing next to the band,
is barely audible to anyone else. The reader's ear must
adjust down from loud life to the subtle, imaginary
sounds of the written word. An ordinary reader
picking up a book can't hear a thing;
it will take half an hour to pick up the writing's
modifications, its ups and downs and louds and softs."--Annie Dillard
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"...Come journal with me.
Your book is yet to be."