Saturday, September 06, 2008

Quotation Saturday


Through every cloud that shields the light, there is a brilliant ray of sunshine waiting to touch you. ~joni
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All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
~William Wordsworth

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
~Novalis


There’s a difference between writing for a living and writing for life. If you write for a living, you make enormous compromises, and you might not even be able to uncompromise yourself. If you write for life, you’ll work hard; you’ll do what’s honest, not what pays.
~Toni Morrison

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
~Ray Bradbury

"By far the greatest thing is to be a master of metaphor.It is the one thing that cannot be learned from others.It is a sign of genius, for a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of similarity among dissimilars."
~Aristotle

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
~Logan Pearsall Smith, "All Trivia," Afterthoughts, 1931

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
~Mark Twain

1 comment:

susanswritings said...

Nice quotes, Joni.

I liked this:
Through every cloud that shields the light, there is a brilliant ray of sunshine waiting to touch you. ~joni

-Susan