Saturday, January 05, 2013

Quotation Saturday

WRITING

“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.”
~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ”
~ Joss Whedon

 “If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.”
~ Anaïs Nin

“The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

BOOKS

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
~ Madeleine L'Engle

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
~ Mark Twain

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
~ Bertrand Russell

ART

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
~ Anaïs Nin

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
~ Pablo Picasso

“Writer’s are artists with a pen, coloring your world with words.”
~Joni Zipp

3 comments:

Robert Morschel said...

I love the Picasso quote: art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

joni said...

One of my faves too!

But then... I like a lot of quotes!

Thanks for visiting! :)

liveyourwritingdream said...

I need to catch up with you, Joni. Happy 2013!

I've always loved L'Engle's stories, especially A WRINKLE IN TIME.

And your quote! Awesome! Love it!

Reading the quotations you post is inspiring.

June