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Quote of the day: WRITING

June 27, 2017

WRITING

One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.

–Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Quote of the day: WRITING

July 20, 2014

WRITING

“Five Difficulties When Writing the Truth”

1) The COURAGE to write the truth; 2) the KEENNESS to recognize it; 3) the SKILL to wield it as a weapon; 4) the JUDGMENT to select those in whose hands truth will be effective; and 5) the CUNNING to spread the truth among the many.

— Bertolt Brecht

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Quote of the day: WRITING

June 27, 2014

WRITING

My advice to writers: First, keep a low overhead. Second, make sure your lovers have some regard for your work. The next thing you have to do is tell the truth all the time.

— Grace Paley

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Quote of the day: WRITING

February 4, 2014

WRITING

Most of the writers I admire were forged by insanity, war, poverty, crime, the road, or their own demons. Naturally when you survive that sort of voyage, you’re bent in a particular way and probably no longer interested in writing about your aunt Sally in her summer cottage on Cape Cod.

— Poe Ballantine

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Quote of the day: WRITING

November 22, 2013

WRITING

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.

Andre Gide

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