Writing Life


"Only connect! ... Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer."
--E.M. Forster.

"There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman."
--Emile Zola

"For out of olde feldes, as men seyth,
Cometh al this newe corn from yer to yere,
And out of olde bokes, in good feyth,
Cometh al this newe science that men lere."
– Geoffrey Chaucer, Parliament of Fowls.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"I never travel without a diary. One should always have something sensationalj to read in the train."
--Oscar Wilde.

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know."
--Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade."
--Benjamin Franklin.

“I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”
 -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“One place understood helps us understand all places better”
--Eudora Welty

“It is our inward journey that leads us through time – forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover; and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge. Our living experience at those meeting points is one of the charged dramatic fields of fiction. ”
--Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings