“If you want to make a room full of liberal, compassionate people turn on you, talk about God in an unironic way.”
faith and writing
There’s something amazing about holding your own book in your hands. Like magic, all of those stories and thoughts have moved from fleeting, drifting notions in your mind into the stark reality of paper and ink.
Oddly, the less people know about something the harder it is to tell them about it.
We cannot always create something out of nothing. Rather, we change what already exists, and these tiny alterations give us meaning and purpose in our lives.
Doyle’s exuberant writing praised particular things in rich detail. It cut to the pulsing heart of life.
Who I'd invite to my writers' dinner party
Robert Benson is a guide for people who don't know how to get from a blank page to a pile of pages called a book.
Our hunger is for words that evoke our deepest emotions, that name the wilderness in which we live—but not alone.
Karen Hering believes that writing is a way to tune into your inner voice and discover the relationship you have with whom or what you believe in.
I think and convey ideas more clearly at a desk with a pen in hand than I do on my feet in front of a group of listeners. That’s why books about writing and reading occupy much of my time.
I think that writing is therapeutic. I agree with the psychologist who said that creativity is the successful resolution of internal conflict. But when it comes to autobiography, I myself don’t want the beasts roaring around. It’s not that I’m suppressing them. I know who and what they are. But I think there’s something a bit self-indulgent in feeling that we can say absolutely everything. I think there are things that have happened in our lives that we have to accept and come to terms with, but I don’t think that we necessarily have to write about them.