Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”–George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah)
“You know you’re writing well when you’re throwing good stuff into the wastebasket.”–Ernest Hemingway
Edward Gorey was born on 22 February 1925:
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”-Charles Dickens (born 7 February 1812)
“I am a documentarian of what I do.”-Gay Talese (born 7 February 1932)
Simone de Beauvoir was born on 9 January 1908:
“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”-Katherine Mansfield (died on 9 January 1923)
“It takes a heap of loafing to write a book.”-Gertrude Stein
After three years of “loafing” (researching, living, philosophizing, and planning things in my head), I started writing my first book today.
Wish me luck!
Here’s to a creative 2017 for us all.