Category Archives: Quotation

Are You a Handwriter or a Typer? | boy with a hat

Handwriting is like making love; typing, like having sex. It’s essentially the same enjoyable activity, but the approach is slightly different. via Are You a Handwriter or a Typer? | boy with a hat. Random blog quotation.

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Quotation of the Day

“Everything I write is about the stories people tell themselves about themselves to make life more bearable, which basically is what all people do all the time.” — mystery novelist Laura Lippman Source: ‘Most Dangerous Thing’ a tale of summertime … Continue reading

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Quotation of the Day

“writing and reading can allow people to live other lives and to try things out symbolically so that we can make better decisions about what we value and do. There is no guarantee, of course, that reading and writing make … Continue reading

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Quotation: The Writing Life

“I’m conscious of writing as a living, breathing practice, not as something in a textbook or something you do for a grade in a 10-week course. It’s living a life. And particularly for women, it’s living a struggle to claim … Continue reading

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Quotation of the Day

“A book exists at the intersection of the author’s subconscious and the reader’s response.” –William Gibson, via BOOK EXPO AMERICA LUNCHEON TALK [2010]

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A Slight Shift in Perspective

The “reframing” power of literature comes from the story’s not being exactly the same as the reader’s story. In fitting the two together, the reader has to shift his point of view and so moves out of what seemed like … Continue reading

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Quotation of the Day

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even … Continue reading

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Quotation

The foundation and source of writing well is to be wise. –Horace

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