Saturday, August 30, 2008
Unwrap yourself from the cocoon of life. You'll find great beauty and soar as you were intended.
~joni Zipp, writer/poet
The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse... the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
~Aristotle, On Poetics
Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.~William Cullen Bryant
Some people are making such thorough preparations for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.
~William Feather (1889-1981)Writer and publisher
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads.
~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958
"The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for ten minutes."
~ William Davis
"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."
~ Bill Cosby
The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new.
~ Unknown (could’ve been me I say this so often)
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
~ Henry David Thoreau
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
~ Ernest Hemingway