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QUOTES BY WRITERS ON WRITING #25-36
In my general reading I mark meaningful quotes. Below are Quotes #25-36 gleaned from magazine articles or other sources, quotes which might otherwise not be found in other lists of writing quotes.
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25. Do we really need to explain why poetry, art, philosophy and theater matter? Really, at what point did we have to start defending the value of knowing ourselves? Of human complexity? Of analysis? Communication? Meaning? —Laura Skandera Trombley, president of Pitzer College and presidency of Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA
26. One major idea of what the book about is resisting single truths or apparent truths. Human lives and humans themselves are so complicated. What we see on the surface is not what’s happening. Theres no one story that’s happening. Everything’s constantly shifting. You just never know what’s happening inside another human being. —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
27. Privacy is for your diary. Essays are for readers. —Rachel Scheller
28. I spend a lot of time reading every sentence over and over again, focusing on details. I mean small details, like word choices. Very often, that’s what is going to determine what is going to Continue reading