A Quote by Sol Luckman on theory, literary theory, criticism, soul, literature, beginners luke, sol luckman, art, science, writing, writer, prose, fiction, knowledge, postmodernism, and novel

Theory does everything in its power to remove the living soul of literature, tear its heart out, make of the study of Art a hard-edged Science. Never mind that Art is as far removed from measurement as Science is from love. As writers confronting theory, it’s incumbent on us not to let our prose dry up in that desert, but to allow it to become a desert rose, our prose, flourishing in the heat and sands of what passes for knowledge.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 8

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Laurence J peter on democracy, writer, and politics

Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame

Laurence Peter (1919 - 1990)

Contributed by: Darshni

A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on writer, writing, soda pop, and copying

We always worry that we are copying someone else, that we don't have our own style. Don't worry. Writing is a communal act. Contrary to popular belief, a writer is not Prometheus alone on a hill full of fire. We are very arrogant to think we alone have a totally original mind. We are carried on the backs of all the writers who came before us. We live in the present with all the history, ideas, and soda pop of this time. It all gets mixed up in our writing.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 79

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on writer, reader, awake, alive, and literature

A responsibility of literature is to make people awake, present, alive. If the writer wanders, then the reader, too, will wander.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 55

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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