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A Quote by Barry Mann on waiting, writers, and writing

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.

Barry Mann

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on novel, writing, existence, knowledge, and morality

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on writing, waiting, paper, writers, faith, hope, and work

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on poetry, writing, publishing, and waiting

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Plato on love, poetry, loving, poets, and writing

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, writing, and love

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on love, writing, and letters

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by John Drinkwater on greatness, poetry, and writing

Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.

John Drinkwater (1882 - 1937)

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A Quote by Adam Zagajewski on mystics, mysticism, intelligence, spirituality, and writing

And now, advice for beginning mystics. Be sober, be intelligent, be educated, rely on the tangible reality as long as you can. Remember that the act of writing is a tiny part of a bigger something. Defend the value of the spiritual experience and if somebody tells you it's an old fashioned notion, laugh loudly and serenely.

Adam Zagajewski

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, writing, creativity, poetry, story, soul, and purpose

Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.

In our human lives, we are often impatient, ill-tempered, inappropriate. We find it difficult to treat our intimates with the love we really hold for them. Despite this, they bear with us because of the larger, higher level of family that they honor even in our outbursts. This is their commitment.

As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are the carriers of the truth that spirit moves through us all. When we deal with one another, we are dealing not merely with our own human personalities but also with the unseen but ever-present throng of ideas, visions, stories, poems, songs, sculptures, art-as-facts that crowd the temple of consciousness waiting their turn to be born.

Julia Cameron

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