Today is Wednesday Wisdom. We can all use a bit of wisdom from those that have come before us, the more knowledgeable and experienced. Sometimes we just need a pick me up to get us going in the right direction. I know I do. So today, I share with you some of my favorite quotes and sayings.
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”
“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.”
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.