Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Another Quote from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live an die. page 15

3 comments:

Mark said...

Ideas and there partner emotions are so powerful. Those who can write are able to capture that power!

Mark said...

Oops, I misspelled "their." I would get an "f" in Sophomore English for that!

Steve said...

Here in the real world these minor mistakes matter not at all but can be endearing.

"Ideas and their partner emotions" That's something I'll ponder.

Thanks

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