Friday, August 15, 2008

This quote belongs to today.

My stepdad sent this to me yesterday. He even had the nerve of saying it reminded him of me and what it is I do. I'll have to get after him about that one day. For now, though, I'll just share. There's plenty of truth in his words. It's a good nugget to keep in mind whenever you're writing, no matter what it is you're writing. Me like lots.

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that it all happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was."

"If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer." - Ernest Hemingway


Surly Temple said...

I may have to renege on my avowed loathing of Mr. E. Hemingway (E. stands for Effing, I believe). No matter what kind of a cantankerous, self-involved writer of machiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiismo that he may have been, that epically sums up exactly what a writer really is. Envy. ENVY, I tell you.

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