Monday, June 13, 2011

Quotations on thinking, speaking and writing (5)

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that … The real importance of reading is that it creates an ease and intimacy with the process of writing; one comes to the country of the writer with one’s papers and identification pretty much in order. Constant reading will pull you into a place (a mind-set, if you like the phrase) where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness.
~Stephen King (pictured)

One of the sad and dangerous signs of our times is how many people are enthralled by words, without bothering to look at the realities behind those words.
~Thomas Sowell

People are always asking me how I get so much written. The obvious-but-true answer is: by spending so much time writing.
~Terry Teachout

A philosopher is a sort of intellectual yokel who gawks at things that sensible people take for granted.
~Alan Watts

The Takeaway: Keep an open mind. Have a great day.

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