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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on writing, sing, and culture

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Anais Nin

Contributed by: Saville

A Quote by Alexander Pope on poetry and writing

For what I have publish'd, I can only hope to be pardon'd; but for what I have burned, I deserve to be prais'd.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Preface Of 1717

Contributed by: alexander rhubarb

A Quote by unknown on consciousness, movies, mythology, novels, and writing

Modern myths are the role plays of collective consciousness.

unknown

Source: Dr. Twinkie Esq.

Contributed by: Craig Sones Cornell

A Quote by Isaac Asimov on i, write, same, reason, breathe, die, writing, death, life, and living

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't I'd die.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Contributed by: Delilah O., the Psychonaut

A Quote by Italo Calvino on writing, discovery, truth, and wisdom

Writing always means hiding something in such a way that it then is discovered.

Italo Calvino

Contributed by: Sidney

A Quote by Frederick Buechner on words, writing, clear, make happen, power, and meaning

The magic of words is that they have power to do more than convey meaning; not only do they have the power to make things clear, they make things happen.

Frederick Buechner

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on writing, books, kaballah, reading, and creation

WIDE, the margin between carte blanche and the white page. Nevertheless it is not in the margin that you can find me, but in the yet whiter one that separates the word-strewn sheet from the transparent, the written page from the one to be written in the infinite space where the eye turns back to the eye, and the hand to the pen, where all we write is erased, even as you write it. For the book imperceptibly takes shape within the book we will never finish.

There is my desert.

Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on creation, writing, reading, books, and kaballah

WIDE, the margin between carte blanche and the white page. Nevertheless it is not in the margin that you can find me, but in the yet whiter one that separates the word-strewn sheet from the transparent, the written page from the one to be written in the infinite space where the eye turns back to the eye, and the hand to the pen, where all we write is erased, even as you write it. For the book imperceptibly takes shape within the book we will never finish.

There is my desert.

Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on the writer, writing, reading, kaballah, and the book

THE WRITER can get free of his writing only by using it, that is, by reading oneself.  As if the aim of writing were to use what is already written as a launching pad for reading the writing to come.

Moreover, what he has written is read in the process, hence constantly modified by his reading.

The book is an unbearable totality.
I write against a background of facets.



Edmond Jabes

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Edmond Jabes on writing, silence, death, kaballah, and identity

It is very hard to live with silence.  The real silence is death and this is terrible.  To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey to the desert.  You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to loses it, to lose your personality, to be anonymous.  You make yourself void.  You become silence.  You become more silent than the silence around you.  And then something extraordinary happens: you hear silence speak.

Edmond Jabes

Source: Disfiguring, book by Mark C. Taylor

Contributed by: gary

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