Words of Wisdom

Saturday, March 14, 2009
by LuAnn Schindler

The other day, I told one of my friends that I needed some inspiration. Usually, it's everywhere, but on that particular day, I didn't feel it.

The next day, I tore off the page on my Page-A-Day calendar and found these wonderful gems about writing. And yup, they provided a bit of inspiration.

  • Never do a "pot boiler." Let one of your best things go to boil the pot. ~~ O. Henry
  • Originality does not mean oddity, but freshness. It means vitality, not novelty.~~ Hapgood
  • Pluck feathers from the wings of your imagination, and stick them in the tail of your judgment. ~~ Horace Greeley
  • Quintessence approximates genius. Gather much thought into few words. ~~Schopenhauer
  • Revise. Revise. Revise. ~~ E.E. Hale
  • The first principle of composition of whatever sort is that it should be natural and appear to have happened so. ~~Frederick Macmonnies

Sometimes, reading the words of others sets of a creative domino effect. My calendar certainly did for me!


Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing these. Perfect inspiration in short and sweet thoughts!

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