What are your favorites?

“A way of seeing is also a way of not seeing.”

Kenneth Burke, Literary Theorist

“The wonderful thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting. The terrifying thing about writing is that there is always a blank page waiting.”

J.K. Rowling

“Language is power, and when we find the right way to frame our experience, we’re not being crushed by it.”

Tegan Bennett Daylight, teacher

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

E.L. Doctorow, Novelist

“The most important things are the hardest to say.”

Stephen King

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

 Maya Angelou, Poet

“Fear often dictates the edges of mobility.”

Danah Boyd, Social Media Scholar

“The quickest and best way to know someone is to see that person make a significant decision.”

Sam Smiley, playwright

“He who saddens / At the thought of idleness cannot be idle, / And he’s awake who thinks himself asleep.”

John Keats, poet

“Writing is about…obsessive questions.”

Phil Bryant, professor

“The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.”

Thomas Hardy, novelist