Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekly Writing Quote

Here begins a new feature on this blog...weekly writing quotes, as selected by my former English Professor, Thomas Becknell.

"Ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong simple "I must," then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferant hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse."
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet.

2 comments:

Raewyn said...

*sigh* Always...there is always a voice deep within me, that says I MUST write. I can't imagine not writing. :)

Thank you for the quote, Auntie Elena! I look forward to the coming weekly ones! :)

P.S. I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THE FTT! I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!! *hugs her tightly*

cuileann said...

I really need to read that book.