“It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.”
Vita Sackville-West “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.”
Vladimir Nabakov The most important thing in a work of art is that is should have a kind of focus, i.e. there should be some place where all the rays meet or form which they issue. And this focus must not be able to be completely explained in words. This indeed is one of the significant facts about a true work of art - that its content, in its entirety, can be expressed only as itself.
Leo Tolstoy Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Orson Scott Card Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
Frank Darabont Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
Robert McAfee Brown To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Francis Bacon It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Joan Baez It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Joan Baez Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
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