Archive for March, 2011

Zola on what makes a poet

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. — Emile Zola

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Williams on writing

At the age of fourteen I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable. — Tennessee Williams,Sweet Bird of Youth (Forward)

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Ibsen on what it means to write

Writing has … been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer. — Henrik Ibsen, Speeches and New Letters

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Allingham on learning to write

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. — William Allingham

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Picasso on what is art

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth. – Pablo Picasso

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Rilke on what a writer needs to write

What is needed, in the end, simply this: solitude, great inner solitude. Going into yourself and meeting no one for hours on end–that is what you must be able to attain. — Rainer Maria Rilke

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Jong on a child’s love of books

When I was a ten-year-old bookworm and used to kiss the dust jacket as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love. — Erica Jong

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Abelard on the writing disease

Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease. – Peter Abelard

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Borges on a one writer’s paradise

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges

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Zola on the value of deadlines

One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines. — Emile Zola

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