“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances”.
Haiku inspired by this quote:
rain through wind
drops upon tin roof
For Silver Threading
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.”
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.
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.
Today I am sharing on Writers Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com. It’s in collaboration with RonovanWrites.com where writers share quotes by writers that are inspiratoonal..or not. Anyway, it’s a fun event. All are welcome to join in. I am a little late this week, but here is mine:
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
– Oscar Wilde
“If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.”
Wow! I am still thinking about the meaning of this last one:)
“When it’s in a book I don’t think it’ll hurt any more …exist any more. One of the things writing does is wipe things out. Replace them”.
“Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁ.ɡə.ʁit dy.ʁas]; 4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), was a French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist and experimental filmmaker. She is best known for writing the 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, which earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.” (wiki)
This one doesn’t have to do with writing but a keen observation nonetheless. And it made me laugh :). That was probably a weird reaction, but that’s what happened 🙂
“Live your life
so that the pastor
won’t have to lie at
(Anonymous in that I don’t know who wrote this, I saw this sign posted on a garage door today during my travels)
This one made me laugh out loud while being more that a little scary.
For a little further reading on each writer click the link on their names. It will lead you to their biography.
It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com in collaboration with RonovanWrites.com
Here are my quotes this week:
“Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. … I have 10 or so, and that’s a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them.”
I never quite thought of building characters like that. But it makes sense. I guess my company is made of the people I come in contact with two steady players walking through different scenes. An interesting thought
Now for the next quote:
“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
These quotes I find have important lessons I think. My favorite though is the Virginia Woolf. I can see how not standing your ground when it comes to your work could lead to no good. I was having flashes of Hemingway as I read that quote.
I went on a dig for more information on her and I found this link: Virginia Woolf
This post for:
“The true writer, the born writer, will scribble words on scraps of litter, the back of a bus tickets, on the wall of a cell”.
David Nicholls, One Day
I can truly relate to this one. I do scribble on scraps of paper, napkins. My most ridiculous one was on tiolet paper. Now, thank goodness for technology. I do my scribbling in the memo section of my phone.
I love this idea of quoting a writer as it pertains to writing. A quote that influence, inspired, leave a mark on your psyche. For mine as far as who said it..sorry, don’t remember his name, having a malfunction of my gray matter. He was being interviewed or was on a panel discussion on the process of writing or growing a character.
In essence he said
“…as a writer the characters reveal themselves to the writer. They start as a shadow, a distant mirage moving toward you. As they get closer the image is sharper ending with the revelation that we as writers gladly take credit for…”
That was the coolest thing I’d ever heard a writer say. Some others that I found that now have me digging for their work:
“It is perectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brillantly” – C.J. Cherryh
” Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards”
– Robert A. Heinein
“if you wish to be a writer, write.” – Epictetus