To Write

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. ~Norbet Platt

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov

Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we? ~Terri Guillemets

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. ~Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 19 August 1851

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. ~Francis Bacon

I have not written in a long time. From December of 2008 to spring of 2010, I set upon a year+ of writing to my friend. It was a wonderful year of letters flying to and fro on real paper with real stamps. It was wonderful.

I used to write here too–and it was good for me to do it.

There are things that make me feel better. Reading, writing, long walks–and those, for some reason, are the things I don’t take the time to do. That should be remedied. . .and it can only be remedied by me. So. Here is my beginning. (And thank you Stephanie and Sandy for the inspiration to do so.)


7 thoughts on “To Write

  1. Oh, I love these quotes, and the last one by Francis Bacon really speaks to me the most intimately right now. I agree, I agree, I agree. Except the part about Spring of 2010, because the letters are still flying to and fro 🙂 I Also love Sylvia’s note “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. “

  2. I somewhat agree with Agatha, but I plan all of my writing in the shower. Ashley says “when she is rich” she will rig me a laptop in there. 🙂

    Ready to hear your thoughts.

  3. I once heard an author say that no one is interested in the daily journal of an ordinary person. I beg to differ. The moment the pen hits the page everything you write is history. My favourite of the quotes above is…
    “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth
    I love reading the history of people’s hearts.

    • Which must be why The Diary of Anne Frank is such a huge seller. . .she was, after all, an ordinary Jewish teenager who wrote about ordinary teenage problems. . .Mom babying her and sister being all perfect and no one understanding her. . .HOW BORING!!! I say that, of course, tongue in cheek. Her ordinariness is PRECISELY why that little diary reaches into the heart and soul of people everywhere. . .because sometimes the ordinary puts a human face on events–a face we recognize, because it is our face too.

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