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Writing On Sand quotes by Eric Overby
#1. Should I even write?
I have written before and later regretted
what was put to paper. I will write,
but do not hold to me it. I am a man,
a sojourner, on a journey of discovery and change. #Quote by Eric Overby
Writing On Sand quotes by Cynthia Ozick
#2. I measure my life in sentences pressed out, line by line, like the lustrous ooze on the underside of the snail, the snail's secret open seam, its wound, leaking attar. #Quote by Cynthia Ozick
Writing On Sand quotes by Steve Burrows
#3. He spent the morning at the beach. He had no idea which one, just some open stretch of coastline reaching out to the sea. An unbroken mantle of soft grey clouds was sitting low over the water. Only on the horizon was there a glimmer of light, a faint blue band of promise. The beach was deserted, not another soul on the vast, wide expanse of sand that stretched out in front of him. Having come from the city, it never ceased to amaze Jejeune that you could be that alone in the world. He walked along the beach, feeling the satisfying softness as the sand gave way beneath his slow deliberate strides. He ventured as close to the tide line as he dared, the white noise of the waves breaking on the shingles. A set of paw prints ran along the sand, with an unbroken line in between. A small dog, dragging a stick in its mouth. Always the detective, even if, these days, he wasn't a very good one.
Jejeune's path became blocked by a narrow tidal creek carrying its silty cargo out to the sea. On each side of it were shallow lagoons and rock pools. When the tide washed in they would teem with new life, but at the moment they looked barren and empty. Jejeune looked inland, back to where the dark smudge of Corsican pines marked the edge of the coast road. He traced the creek's sinuous course back to where it emerged from a tidal salt flat, and watched the water for a long time as it eddied and churned, meeting the incoming tide in an erotic swirl of water, the fresh intermingling with th #Quote by Steve Burrows
Writing On Sand quotes by Stephen Sondheim
#4. By the time I get through writing a score, I know the book better than the book writer does, because I've examined every word, and questioned the book writer on every word. #Quote by Stephen Sondheim
Writing On Sand quotes by Ernest Cline
#5. What if they're using videogames to train us to fight without us even knowing it? Like Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, when he made Daniel-san paint his house, sand his deck, and wax all of his cars - he was training him and he didn't even realize it! Wax on, wax off - but on a global scale! #Quote by Ernest Cline
Writing On Sand quotes by Katori Hall
#6. Most of the time, when I'm writing, I'm writing for myself. I'm thinking, 'What will my character say at this time? What will come out of her mouth?' I create individuals so real to me, I sometimes start talking to them. Then I let them loose on the page. #Quote by Katori Hall
Writing On Sand quotes by Ahmet Zappa
#7. The way this whole novel thing came together was, I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well. I am like Captain Run-on Sentence. #Quote by Ahmet Zappa
Writing On Sand quotes by Michael Cunningham
#8. At the risk, then, of being shunned by some of my gloomier peers, I venture to tell you that writers work like demons, suffer greatly, and are also happy, in unmistakable ways, some of the time. If we had no knowledge of happiness, our novels wouldn't sufficiently resemble real life. Some of us are even made a little bit happy, on occasion, by the writing process itself. I mean, really, if there wasn't some sort of enjoyment to be derived, would any of us keep doing it? #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Writing On Sand quotes by Gail Collins
#9. When the simple word processors came in, writing became crisper, less dense - just because of the way we could instantly edit on the screen. Now the ability to mash up words and pictures and links and songs and tweets is what matters. I can't imagine what writing will be like in 2154. #Quote by Gail Collins
Writing On Sand quotes by Lauren Myracle
#10. And they just slam the door. And they don't peek into that land any more. And they forget that teens and tweens are people, absolutely just as much as adults are. And their problems may play out on a smaller scale, but the things they go through are equally as valid as a CEO trying to figure out how to deal with a crisis at work. I just write for teens because I love 'em. #Quote by Lauren Myracle
Writing On Sand quotes by Toni Morrison
#11. Of course I'm a black writer. I'm not just a black writer, but categories like black writer, woman writer and Latin American writer aren't marginal anymore. We have to acknowledge that the thing we call literature is more pluralistic now, just as society ought to be. The melting pot never worked. We ought to be able to accept on equal terms everybody from the Hasidim to Walter Lippmann, from the Rastafarians to Ralph Bunche. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Writing On Sand quotes by Leslie Marmon Silko
#12. I write in order to find out what I truly know and how I really feel about certain things. Writing requires me to go much deeper into my thoughts and memories than conversation does. Writing provides the solitude necessary to reflect on being in this world. #Quote by Leslie Marmon Silko
Writing On Sand quotes by Jaclyn Moriarty
#13. Mrs. Cheerson, our old teacher? She gave us an essay to write over the holiday. It was on To Kill a Mockingbird, which I read and it was good, and I think it's stupid to spoil a good book by writing an essay on it. So I didn't do it. #Quote by Jaclyn Moriarty
Writing On Sand quotes by Simon Singh
#14. Turing needed more staff, but his requests had been blocked by Commander Edward Travis, who had taken over as Director of Bletchley, and who felt that he could not justify recruiting more people. On October 21, 1941, the cryptanalysts took the insubordinate step of ignoring Travis and writing directly to Churchill. #Quote by Simon Singh
Writing On Sand quotes by John Gardner
#15. As in the universe every atom has an effect, however miniscule, on every other atom, so that to pinch the fabric of Time and Space at any point is to shake the whole length and breadth of it, so that to change a character's name from Jane to Cynthia is to make the fictional ground shudder under her feet. #Quote by John Gardner
Writing On Sand quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#16. I bleed words.
I dream in narrative.
I live in infinite worlds.
I befriend figmental characters.
I wish on stars in other galaxies.
I harvest stories from a brooding muse.
I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.
I am a writer. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Writing On Sand quotes by David Nicholls
#17. I think I became a writer because I used to write letters to my friends, and I used to love writing them. I loved the idea that you can put marks on a page and send it off, and two days later, someone laughs somewhere else in the world. #Quote by David Nicholls
Writing On Sand quotes by Dorothy Parker
#18. Genius can write on the back of old envelopes but mere talent requires the finest stationery available. #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Writing On Sand quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#19. There is nothing on earth more exquisite than a bonny book, with well-placed columns of rich black writing in beautiful borders, and illuminated pictures cunningly inset. But nowadays, instead of looking at books, people read them. A book might as well be one of those orders for bacon and bran. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Writing On Sand quotes by James Arthur Ray
#20. I contend that the time has come to develop what I call "integrated spiritual masters." These are individuals that have a full-on experience of all levels of life spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and yes ... physically. In other words they can soar into the realms of the mystic and yet still keep their feet in the sand. #Quote by James Arthur Ray
Writing On Sand quotes by Adam Zagajewski
#21. 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. #Quote by Adam Zagajewski
Writing On Sand quotes by Neal Stephenson
#22. The belief in the magical power of language is not unusual, both in mystical
and academic literature. The Kabbalists -- Jewish mystics of Spain and
Palestine -- believed that super-normal insight and power could be derived from
properly combining the letters of the Divine Name. For example, Abu Aharon, an
early Kabbalist who emigrated from Baghdad to Italy, was said to perform
miracles through the power of the Sacred Names."
"What kind of power are we talking about here?"
"Most Kabbalists were theorists who were interested only in pure meditation.
But there were so-called 'practical Kabbalists' who tried to apply the power of
the Kabbalah in everyday life."
"In other words, sorcerers."
"Yes. These practical Kabbalists used a so-called 'archangelic alphabet,'
derived from first-century Greek and Aramaic theurgic alphabets, which resembled
cuneiform. The Kabbalists referred to this alphabet as 'eye writing,' because
the letters were composed of lines and small circles, which resembled eyes."
"Ones and zeroes."
"Some Kabbalists divided up the letters of the alphabet according to where they
were produced inside the mouth."
"Okay. So as we would think of it, they were drawing a connection between the
printed letter on the page and the neural connections that had to be invoked in
order to pronounce it."
"Yes. By analyzing the spelling of various words, they were able to draw wha #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Writing On Sand quotes by Gregory Maguire
#23. No, she wasn't losing language. She was choking on it. #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Writing On Sand quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#24. Writing for adults, you have to keep reminding them of what is going on. The poor things have given up using their brains when they read. Children you only need to tell things to once. #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Writing On Sand quotes by Peter Enns
#25. Cramming the stories of Israel into a modern mold of history writing not only makes the Bible look like utter nonsense; it also obscures what the Bible models for us about our own spiritual journey. On that journey, what matters most is not simply where we've been - the triumphs or the tragedies - but where we are with God now in the moment. All great spiritual leaders will tell us that living in the moment is key to vibrant communion with God. The now is where God's presence is found, where neither past memories nor the future with its idle speculations dominates. #Quote by Peter Enns
Writing On Sand quotes by Sarah Weeks
#26. To my faithful readers, because a book is like a pie - the only thing more satisfying than cooking up the story is knowing that somebody might be out there eating it up with a spoon. #Quote by Sarah Weeks
Writing On Sand quotes by Isabel Wilkerson
#27. I discovered, while working on The Warmth of Other Suns, that I was not writing about geography and relocation, but about the American caste system, an artificial hierarchy in which most everything that you could and could not do was based upon what you looked like and that manifested itself north and south. I had been writing about a stigmatized people, six million of them, who were seeking freedom from the caste system in the South, only to discover that the hierarchy followed them wherever they went, much in the way that the shadow of caste, I would soon discover, follows Indians in their own global diaspora. #Quote by Isabel Wilkerson
Writing On Sand quotes by Jen Lancaster
#28. This is a Lucent PBX with Audix voice mail, right? I used this kind at all of my old jobs, so I'm pretty familiar with them."

Completely ignoring me, Pat continues to demonstrate every single one of the phone's features, half of which she describes incorrectly. I don't bother taking notes because I've used this system a thousand times. I have no need to transcribe an erroneous refresher course. "Hey, you should be writing this down."

Like I said, I've used this system extensively and--"

WRITE IT DOWN," Pat growls. "If you screw up the phone, Jerry's gonna be on my ass."

No problem." I'm slowly learning to choose my battles and figure this isn't the hill I want to die on. I pull a portfolio out of my briefcase and begin to take notes.

When the phone rings and Jerry isn't there to answer, you pick it up and hold it to your mouth like this. You say, 'Hello, Jerry Jenkins' office.'"

I write: When phone rings, place receiver next to your word hole and not your hoo-hoo or other bodily aperature, and say, "Shalom. #Quote by Jen Lancaster
Writing On Sand quotes by Arthur Bradford
#29. I write most of my first drafts on an old manual typewriter, a really old one. It's a big black metal "Woodstock" from about 1920. I try to write everything down at once, in one sitting. The longer stories in this collection are divided up into sections. Each section represents a different sitting, a different idea for the same story. #Quote by Arthur Bradford
Writing On Sand quotes by Stephen King
#30. Because ka was like a fish, ka was like a sand dune, ka was like a wheel that didn't want to stop but only to roll on and on, crushing whatever might happen to be in its path. A wheel of many spokes. #Quote by Stephen King
Writing On Sand quotes by Chelsea Hodson
#31. I'm trying to write something so good, so pure, so perfect that I'll never have to have children; I'll have created something that can stand in for me, that can live on after me.. #Quote by Chelsea Hodson

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