Monday, June 17, 2013
― Delphine de Vigan (pictured)
“Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven.”
― Walter Benjamin
“In recent years I’ve tutored students at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism whose writing is disorganized almost beyond human help, but they seldom mention ‘writing’ as what they came to the school to learn. They are here to study ‘new media,’ or ‘digital media,’ or ‘electronic journalism,’ or ‘videography,’ or some other glamorous new skill.”
“The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.”
“Dear God, please make me stop writing like a woman, for Jesus Christ’s sake, amen.”
The Takeaway: Keep an open mind.