Herman Melville

A Quote by Herman Melville on living large, individual, individuality, and herman melville

It is better to fail in originality that to succeed in imitation.

This is the quote I've lived by for 2 1/2 years.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: quote website

Contributed by: Gaki

A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, herman melville, reality, imagination, consciousness, drummon light, theater, character, protagonist, teacher, tradition, hope diamond, enlightenment, writing, writing light, literary theory, manifesto, and ars p

Once in every generation, if we’re lucky, a character shows up who can teach us about reality because he’s more real than ourselves. Melville called such a character a “Drummond light” after the type of light once used in theaters that was capable of providing illumination in many directions. May one of us create such a character. Better yet, let’s buck tradition and create a string of Drummond lights, each a brilliant facet of the Hope Diamond that is our new fiction. Let’s turn away, once and for all, from old Enlightenment tropes toward a new narrative of Enwritenment. Together let’s write light.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 10..11

Contributed by: Leigh

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