Friday, January 25, 2008

My subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and define, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statute, at a glance. —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thursday, January 24, 2008

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. —Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Do not love your version of peace. Love other people and love God. Hate tyranny, hate prejudice, hate greed, and hate violence—but hate them in yourself, and not in others. —Thomas Merton

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. ~Langdon Mitchell

Monday, January 21, 2008

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. —A. A. Milne (Christopher Robin to Pooh)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, January 19, 2008

If life is just a stage, then we are all running around ad-libbing, with absolutely no clue what the plot is. Maybe that's why we don't know whether it's a comedy or tragedy. —Bill Watterson

Friday, January 18, 2008

If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago? —Bill Gates

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators. —Albert Camus

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. —Abraham Maslow

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else. —Grace Paley

Monday, January 14, 2008

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. —Cecil Beaton

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see -- every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. —Graham Greene

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is. —Jose Saramago

Friday, January 11, 2008

A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. —William Faulkner

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Those who are in the Lord never say goodbye for the last time. —Scottish Proverb

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. — Charles M. Schulz