“Writers are completely out of touch with reality.”
What could I possibly write about writers that hasn’t already been written. Writers are famous/infamous for many reasons, most of them true. Many of we scribblers are a little cracked but rest assured…I’ve heard from many reliable sources that it’s the cracked ones that let the light into this world.
Writers have lots of interesting bits inside them; odds and ends and little pieces of themselves that under the right circumstances will spill out unto a bright white sheet of paper, like drops of blood on a canvas.
It takes a certain amount of courage to put your words and thoughts out there for others to judge or criticise. It puts one in a vulnerable situation. It takes a certain force of personality, a confidence and sheer niavety with a touch of egotism to put one’s heart and soul out there…innnermost thoughts and beliefs ripe for dissection.
It is a thirst, a need to express oneself. To send the little bits of ourselves off to have lives of their own, floating around in the collective consciousness where we all share everything. To reach out to others with words..conveying hopes, dreams and ideas…
The need to be heard. It is a compulsion. A strong maybe not so logical compulsion but it is powerful….and words are inspiring…this month’s set of quotes are devoted to some of my favorite people: Writers.
It is a blessing, a curse or the best thing ever to be a writer….perhaps it is all three!
This month’s edition
…here they are…and pictures too…
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
― Albert Camus
“A writer – and, I believe, generally all persons – must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
― Jorge Luis Borges
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.”
― Franz Kafka
“At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”
― Neil Gaiman
Everybody is writing, writing, writing-worst of all writing poetry. I’d be better if the whole tribe of the scribblers-every damned one of us-were sent off somewhere with tool chests to do some honest work.”
*Sometimes writers need help too. Thanks for that! YOU know who YOU are…
Quotes From Franz Kafka (consilientinterest.com)
Hemingway On Training For Aspiring Writers (thenewwritersjourney.wordpress.com)
On Writing – Having someone that will call you on your bullsh.(swampofboredom.com)