The original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
François-René de Chateaubriand, Le génie du Christianisme (1802)
I begin already to weigh my words and sentences more than I did, and am looking about for a sentiment, an illustration, or a metaphor in every corner of the room. Could my Ideas flow as fast as the rain in the Storecloset it would be charming.
Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817)
Although violence and the use of force may appear powerful and decisive, their benefits are short-lived. Violence can never bring a lasting and long term resolution to any problem, because it is unpredictable and for every problem it seems to solve, others are created. On the other hand, truth remains constant and will ultimately prevail.
The 14th Dalai Lama (6 July 1935 -)
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984)
Every kid coming out of Harvard, every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud computing, he actually has a shot.
Marc Andreessen (1971 – )
There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.
Haruki Murakami (1949 – )
(I loved reading Kafka on the shore. I have 1Q84 as an e-book and look forward to reading it.)
It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)