Gen.2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning." ~James Dickey
"A writer lives, at least, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. To transmit that feeling, he writes."
"However great a man's natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once."
~Jean Jacques Rousseau
"The secret of popular writing is never to put more on a given page than the common reader can lap off it with no strain whatsoever on his habitually slack attention."
"You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world."
"In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give to your style."
"Use the right word and not its second cousin."
"Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write."
~Robert Penn Warren
"I write the first sentence and trust in God for the next."