Day Forty-Five and WE’RE ALMOST THERE!
Posted by Addison Fox Feb 23 2011, 3:00 am
The Winter Writing Festival is winding down and as we come into the home stretch, I thought I’d offer up a few reminders of why we do this. I’m a quote fiend and these are some that I’ve collected that speak to me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and, even more, I hope you see yourself in the words.
“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation.” – Jack Nicklaus
“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” –Austin Phelps
“Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time…The wait is simply too long.” –Leonard Bernstein
“Do not consider painful what is good for you.” –Euripides
“Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” –Mark Twain
“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” – Helen Keller
That last one really speaks to me. The idea that the words we put on a page have universal accessibility is an awesome thought.
Happy Writing! And let us know how it’s going today!