Thursday, September 07, 2006

He is careful...

This quote was sent to me by my writer-friend Cynthia Ruchti. Thanks Cynthia!

“The writer studies literature, not the world. He lives in the world; he cannot miss it. If he has ever bought a hamburger, or taken a commercial airplane flight, he spares his readers a report of his experience. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. He is careful of what he learns, because that is what he will know.”

—Anne Dillard


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

While I agree with the last two sentences, I'd have to say even buying a hamburger or taking a commercial airplane flight can enrich a writer's perspective. The worst thing a writer can do is wear blinders like a draft horse.

8:40 PM  

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