Last night Jennifer Lopez said, “Part of being an artist is bearing your soul.” I went to the library in Yukon yesterday, picked up a book by Stephen James (I’ve never read him) and as I read several pages, I thought: this author really cares; I can feel it. I guess he was bearing his soul.
Other quotes I like:
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~Kahlil Gibran
I’m trying to keep this in mind since the wind is constantly blowing in Oklahoma.
Don't let a single day go by without writing. Even if it's garbage, if garbage is all you can write, write it. Garbage eventually becomes compost with a little treatment. ~Anonymous
“[The writer] knows he has a short span of life, that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion, and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall – Kilroy was here – that somebody a hundred, or a thousand years later will see.” ~William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Everyone is gifted - but some people never open their package. ~unknown
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. ~John Steinbeck
Do you have a favorite quote that stays in the forefront of your mind as you write or live your life?