Because I’m going to visit my daughter today, I won’t have a chance to generate any new thoughts. However, Kathy and I both love writing, so perhaps this is a good time to share a few quotations on writing gleaned from my blog host, WordPress, adorned by a few cheery springtime photos I’ve taken.“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” Elmore Leonard“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — W. Somerset Maugham“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” Phyllis Theroux“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” Blaise Pascal“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” — Marsha Norman“Be obscure clearly.” E.B. White“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” Agatha Christie“Every single creature is full of God, and is a book about God.” Meister Eckhart“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King“I do not like to write – I like to have written.” Gloria Steinem“Writing is a struggle against silence.” Carlos Fuentes(This last picture is a gift to you from my friend, Dan Andrist)
And here is my favorite quotation on what to write, or read, or think about:
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).