Mary Shelley on Chaos

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”–Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin)Shelley

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Three Day Quote Challenge-Day Two

“What appeals to me most is an idea expressed by Eluard. He has a line about there being another world, but it’s in this one. And Raymond Queneau said the world is not what it seems–but it isn’t anything else, either. These two ideas are the bedrock of my approach. If a book is only what it seems to be about, then somehow the author has failed.”-Edward Gorey (in The Lion and the Unicorn, Number I, 1978)

 I share this philosophy.

This quote was brought to you by the Three Day Quote Challenge.

I was  nominated by Sita Rasa. Thanks so much!

Here are the actual “rules” for the quote challenge:

– Post one quote for three days (they may be your words or from another source)

– Nominate three bloggers each day to participate

– Thank the blogger who nominated you

I’m following numbers one and three. As for two…well, if you’d like to participate (and you should, because it is fun) feel free to nominate yourself.

Three Day Quote Challenge-Day One

Robert McAlmon Quote

Robert McAlmon Quote

This quote comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the sidebar. Creatively, it has been my guiding light for more than a decade. I think about it nearly every time I sit down to write.

Do you have any writing tenets? Please share yours in the comments section!

This quote by the fabulous, underrated Robert McAlmon has been brought to you by the Three Day Quote Challenge.

I was  nominated by Sita Rasa. Thanks so much!

Here are the actual “rules” for the quote challenge:

– Post one quote for three days (they may be your words or from another source)

– Nominate three bloggers each day to participate

– Thank the blogger who nominated you

I’m following numbers one and three. As for two…well, if you’d like to participate (and you should, because it is fun) feel free to nominate yourself.

Quote

“Usually I circle around an idea, coming at it from many angles. In the process it seems to me as valid to move from abstraction towards realism and back again as it is for a poet to move from Lyric to Villanelle and back. The process of work being the discovery of the idea. Sometimes an idea which has been inchoate is defined. Sometimes and idea is inchoate–a song or a poem can help to define it. Or hold it in focus.”-Judith Rothschild, 1976 (Judith Rothschild: An Artist’s Search by Jack Flam)