"I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences."
— Gertrude Stein
"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. "
"Women who suffer incredible pain or loss--- morn, rest, heal: then take heart and begin again. It has always been awoman's lot to give life, to love, to have joy and fear, and sometimes to lose. But, a woman seldom stops living--- that would be a dishonor to life itself."
A Dish Taken Cold
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
"Poetry is the identity of all other knowledges, the blossom and fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
By Peggy Jo Farr
1 Peter 3:12
also see Psalm 34:12-16
By Herman Melville
"If a powerful problem is a novel's spine, then a powerful theme is its animating spirit."
Developing Theme-Writer's Digest May/June 2012
By Donald Maass