Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

 

Flaubert quote

 

It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost.  Then I have to stop and ask myself, “am I really lost?”  I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities – to ask myself if I truly believe that which I am writing, or am I merely parroting. I ask myself ‘why?” and be open to other possibilities.

The journey is exciting.  And no, I am not lost.  I am right where I am.

May we find different parts to ourselves in our meanderings.

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

Solitude & I

Guided by Silver Threading’s quote about the self of a writer, this one by Rainer Maria Rilke (an Austrian poet and novelist) caught my eye… and my heart and soul.

Solitude, something which I need and long for.  Without it, I suffocate.  I need my escape to a world of silence and being alone – where I let my mind wander, where my so-called inattention is not brought to my attention, where I play whimsy, where my imagination takes hold.

Solitude sustains me.

And so it is that I took this photograph (yes, that’s my shadow :-)) during one of my long walks on the beach during a recent family holiday.  Waking up early while the house is quiet, I tiptoed out the front door and headed to the beach.  Feeling the cold wet sand as I took brisk steps along the long stretch of sand, what bliss! Wandering barefooted into the surf, letting the sea water gently caressed as it came to shore.  I had a small window of opportunity – an hour before families headed down to the beach and the squeals and laughter of children were heard. Some yoga and meditation did not go astray.

So, solitude – my dearest friend. Do not stay away too long 🙂

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “Let your words live on”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

My, my, my
Let your bright light shine
Let your words live on
Far beyond this life
Beyond this life


Now, doesn’t that remind you of writing…? 

This is the chorus from Matchbox 20’s song, “My, My, My”.  This is most likely my favourite song of theirs, because it reminds me of Me.

Enjoy!


 

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

 

Emotions

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware
of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being,
to which we rarely penetrate;
for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.

                                                                       T. S. Eliot
 
– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Maya Angelou

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Maya Angelou

 

Maya Angelou

I care, so I begin,
I dare, so I persist.

An inspiration, a mantra…a light on my path.

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – A A Milne

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – A A Milne

Ah, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh as  I know him… I surrounded my children with Winnie, Piglet, Eeyore and friends from the Hundred Acre Woods because his writing connects on different levels.

aa milne quote

Perhaps this is a reason why writers write…?

 

– FlorenceT

 

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Stephen King

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Stephen King

Well, a much-loved quote from Stephen King:

 

well

 

“The most important things are the hardest to say. … [They] lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. … When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
― Stephen King, Different Seasons

 

-FlorenceT

 

 

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Dr Seuss

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Dr Seuss

Well this is one of my favourite:

Today you are you! That is truer than true!

 There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

– Dr. Seuss
Found in Dr Seuss’ book
dr seuss
– FlorenceT
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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Hemingway

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday:

As writers, we must not mind the expectations of others for what we seem to be, for what we ought to be. 
Our calling is to be free, to write.            
– FlorenceT

 

Books

 

The above was inspired by an article I read about Hemingway – a besotted lover…improbable?  Well, here is a line or two from his letter to his prospective 4th wife.  Not quite as articulate but who cares 🙂

I write in this stupid, moral probably trashy way because one of the loveliest adventures we have had is the one of trying to understand each other. … I want so to make a good life with you…

 

 

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