Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quotation Saturday

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
~W. H. Auden

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
~William Butler Yeats

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's works is all I can permit myself to contemplate.
~John Steinbeck

"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."

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
~E.L. Doctorow

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
~Toni Morrison

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~William Wordsworth

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
~Vladimir Nabakov

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
~Anton Chekhov

Never let anyone tell you that you’re not a writer. You might begin believing it, and if you believe it to be true, it will be.
~Joni Zipp


Dendy Darin said...

'Never let anyone tell you that you’re not a writer'

I wish I can do that!

joni said...

Hi Dendy,
You have to tell yourself that every single day! We are what we believe and if you have no faith in yourself as a writer, then you will never be one.
I'm telling you, look in the mirror every day and say, "I AM a writer!" with emphasis too. You say it, you believe it, and it will come true,(if it hasn't already.)

Hang in there and write something EVERYDAY!!!

You can do it! :-)


Transparent J said...

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~William Wordsworth

That's GREAT! Thanks for writing this!

Hope you are kicking some rear!

joni said...

I'm kicking something, don't know if its some rear. lol

I am writing the breathings of my heart. It is what I do best. :-)

Thanks for visiting Jason! :-D