Monday, July 30, 2012

On Words of Wisdom

By C. Wolfe

I do enjoy procrastinating. Or perhaps that's not the right word. I tend to procrastinate. Especially important things. Like thinking of a topic for my next blog post. So, when I got the email a few days ago reminding me about posting a blog post today, I realized I had nothing to write about. But, being me, instead of thinking about topics and drafting a few ideas like I planned to, I simply ignored it until yesterday. Finally, here it was, 11:30 pm on Sunday evening, and I still didn't have any ideas. I quickly sorted through my mind looking for ideas, and just as quickly dismissed them all one by one. Finally, in a last ditch attempt to come up with something passable as a post, I googled "Quotes on Writing". I liked them so much that I decided I'd share a few with my fellow writers. So here are just a few of my favorites. Hope you all enjoy them!

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." -Anais Nin

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." -E.L. Doctorow 
"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." -Charles Peguy

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." -Vladimir Nabakov 

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." -Nathaniel Hawthorne 

These were just a few of my favorite. If you want to read more, this is the website I found them on, in case you want to read more. If any of you have a favorite quote on writing feel free to post them below in the comments! I'd love to hear them! Thanks!

3 comments:

  1. We all do that. Sometimes our most brilliant blog entries come from such moments.

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  2. Love the quotes...and thanks for the link! and yes, I frequently find myself in the same situation. Well done.
    hugs~

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  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I tend to do it with my homework as well, which probably isn't good. Thanks and you're welcome!

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