Saturday, August 23, 2008

Quotation Saturday


Quotation Saturday is for you to sink your thoughts into, so you can find a quiet place to relax and meditate on the beauty surrounding you. ~joni



"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: a poem demands pronunciation. Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It remembers that it was first song.
~Jorge Luis Borges

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
~Sylvia Plath

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
~Henry David Thoreau

Publication - is the auction of the Mind of Man.
~Emily Dickinson

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
~Theodore Dreiser, 1900

The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.
~C. Astrid Weber


Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason. They made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
~Charles Caleb Colton

3 comments:

susanswritings said...

I love this one from this week's quotes:

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
~Sylvia Plath

Thanks, Joni!

Hugs,
-Susan

June said...

I love the Poe quote:

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
~Edgar Allan Poe


He's a wonderful writer and I always learn something new each time I read one of his stories.

Yes, I have some favorite authors, beside Ray Bradbury! LOL! (Inside joke...)

Take care,
June

joni said...

What you're a Poe fan too????

And here I thought all you read was Bradbury! lol

I'm liking quotation Saturday! :-)

Joni