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A Quote by David Abram on speech, environment, writing, discourse, language, and land

In the absence of any written analogue to speech, the sensible, natural environment remains the primary visual counterpart of spoken utterance, the palpable site, or matrix wherein meaning occurs and proliferates. In the absence of writing, we find ourselves situated in the field of discourse as we are embedded in the natural landscape; indeed, the two matrices are not separable. We can no more stabilize the language and render its meanings determinate than we can freeze all motion and metamorphosis within the land.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 140

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on truth, time, timing, realization, insight, and writing

Written truth is four-dimensional. If we consult it at the wrong time, or read it at the wrong place, it is as empty and shapeless as a dress on a hook.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 141

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A Quote by J.C. Hewitt on writing, procrastination, and procrastinate

There are many excuses not to write. Try using writing as an excuse not to do other things.

J.C. Hewitt

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on writers craft, writing, art, and details experience

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you've read one of them you will feel that all that happened, happened to you and it belongs to you forever:the happiness and unhappiness, the good and evil, ecstasy and sorrow, the food, wine, beds, people and weather. If you can give that to reader, then you're a writer

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

Source: Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir. by A.E Hotcher

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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on neglect, writing, witness, time, and ink

Someone will ask later, sometimes
searching for a name, his own or someone's else's
why I neglected his sadness or his love...

But I didn't have enough time or ink for everyone.

Or maybe it was the strain of the city, of time
the cold heart of the clocks...

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 19 (For All To Know)

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on truth, storytelling, readers, and writing

No matter how true I believe what I am writing to be, if the reader cannot also participate in that truth, then I have failed.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on writing, painting, composing, creativity, and art

When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on criticism, writing, reviews, and opinion

I've never yet read a review of one of my own books that I couldn't have written much better myself.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 53

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on books and writing

A good book is a kind of paper club, serving to rouse the slumbrous and to silence the obtuse.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on experience, theory, and writing

People are experience-rich and theory-poor.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: interview on Charlie Rose, December 2008

Contributed by: Mary_C

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