"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
---Vincent Van Gogh---
"Lord, help me to sort out what I
should do first, second and third today
and to not try to do every-
thing at once and nothing
well. Give me the wisdom to
delegate what I can and to
order the things I can't
delegate, to say no when I
need to, and the sense to
know when to go home."
-Marian Wright Edelman
fellow monsters while we are still here, for one minute, think
about this: there is someone right now who is looking
to you, not Him, for whatever
love still exists.
~ Franz Wright ~
Write what you know. Show, don’t tell. Writing is rewriting. Don’t use modifiers unless they are very special and are earning their way. Question every adjective and question adverbs twice or three or four times. All of those things are probably true most of the time for every writer. A writer who is writing at white heat with the muse at his shoulder doesn’t need any rules. All he needs to do is be a good typist.
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
~ John O'Donohue ~
(To Bless the Space Between Us)
"Always tell the truth. Half the truth is a lie."
My father believed that the truth was like a wild animal—just let it loose and it will defend itself. "It doesn't matter if a thousand people believe something stupid and untrue," he once told me. "It's still stupid and untrue!"
-Andy Andrews (If you don't know Andy Andrews, you are really missing out. He has a web site and emails of most recent projects. I saw him on PBS and was enthralled.