Writers Quote Wednesday

I am participating in Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com with Colleen. This is in conjuction with RonovanWrites.com. All are invited, pop on over for a read of the entries or to join in:)

Here are my entries for this week.

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within”.
Gustave Flaubert


“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition”.
Isaac Asimov


“The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with”.
William Faulkner


“A wounded deer leaps the highest”.
Emily Dickinson


“Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing”.
F. Scott Fitzgerald


Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by:)


Pat R


#WQW (Writer’s Quote Wednesday) & #BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) – Poet, Mary Webb




Writers Quote Wednesday

I am participating in Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com with Colleen. This is in conjuction with RonovanWrites.com. All are invited, pop on over for a read of the entries or to join in:)

“I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me an enquiry as to their working and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval and my efforts their self – expression.”

Dylan Thomas

Sounds like he’s been on my insides.


Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.

John Jakes

I need to listen to this one myself. I am forever editing what comes out of me..to fit what – I don’t know


How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau

For some reason the person that came to mind when I read this was Hemingway.

These are my contributions for this week.


Pat R

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

These is my entry this week to Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading hosted by Colleen and by Ron over at Ronovan Writes
So feel free to pop over, participate and have a read…all are welcome.

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly”.

Franz Kafka


When I came across this quote more than anything, the name of the author rang a bell. I never read anything by him. I just think he was on one of my ‘to read’ lists.  He had some pretty interesting influences (all the writers I should have read but haven’t yet):

Influenced by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, More

“…Born on July 3, 1883, in Prague, capital of what is now the Czech Republic, writer Franz Kafka grew up in a middle-class Jewish family. After studying law at the University of Prague, he worked in insurance and wrote in the evenings. In 1923, he moved to Berlin to focus on writing, but died of tuberculosis shortly after. His friend Max Brod published most of his work posthumously, such as Amerika and The Castle…”

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

This week I am participating in Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen over at SilverThreading.com in cooperation with RonovanWrites.com

Here are my quotes:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”

All quotes by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pat R


Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
Willa Sibert Cather
(1873 -1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918).

I am participating in Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at Silver Threading.com. the above is my quote for this week.

This one had me thinking. I have written many essays which made for decent reading, I hope. Whenever I would read them aloud to family members there would be such laughter. I felt like a stand up comic. In the writing of it though, that was not my intention. I got the feeling that the absurdity of the situations mixed with innate sadness unfelt then, but evident now was at play.

Makes for colorful writing right?

So thinking back, this time line fits. These events all took place before the age of fifteen. Willa Cather had a point. I do remember that around the teen years everthing was a matter of life and breath.

Before that, life was in technicolor, so graphic, everything and everyone was huge and larger than life. Until I grew up and went back home, where of course, everything had shrunk.

For Silver Threading for Writer’s Quote Wednesday. For other quotes follow this link:

For Silver Threading



Year & New


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #77 Year&New

Took this photo of the full moon over Christmas! Only to hear that this won’t happen again during Christmas for another 36 years!!!

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
chances for new start

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
a new moon rises

Pat R


For a read of other entries follow link to
Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry prompt




Taken tonight, Christmas Eve

here in the north east
it’s the night before Christmas
not a snow flake in sight

full moon in dance with the clouds
only show I’ve seen tonight

Pat R


Merry Christmas to all. And to all who stopped by, said hello, left an impression and graced my writing with words of appreciation – I thank you!

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

My quote this week is:

“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s”.

J. D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)

Raised in Manhattan, in his early life he wrote the great American novel -The Catcher in the Rye, 1951. I guess he was overwhelmed by its success. This drove him into seclusion, or he mounted a pitch battle to preserve his privacy. Depends on your perspective.

His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year. (Wiki)
A few years back I was facinated by his reaction to his fame and did some digging. At the time I was familiarizing myself with different forms of poetry and the following was the results.





about his work

would climb onto its pages and live it

his unrequited love left him broken

recluse from fame

not published

for years






writes on


released demons

closer to characters than family

chased immortality through young lovers

wrote everyday


by choice





normal boundaries was not for him

he held himself above his peers

and completely believed it

owned it made it happen


if not him who







From overwhelming success
Sanity threatened




publication short story shelved

took it to war

wrote during active deployment

wrote amidst atrocities

wrote to save his soul

the book was born in battle

did his own editing

no changes allowed

at liberation of Dachau

maddened by war

work came first


disconnect with lovers abrupt

writing was his permanent Mistress




promos book tours none
autographs interviews none
It’s all in the work




Fan consolation

All that was of him

Poured from pen to paper

Fiercely protective of his work

It was as it originally emerged