Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On Writing

Eliot on “Our difficulties of the moment”.
I am always thinking in the back of my mind, there’s something always going on back there. I am always working, even if it’s sort of unconsciously, even though I’m carrying on conversations with people and doing other things, somewhere in the back of my mind I’m writing, mulling over. And another part of my mind is reviewing what I’ve done.  ~ T. S. Eliot ~ 

Monday, March 16, 2015

A Writer

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which
to work will die without putting a word on paper.
~ E. B. White ~

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Belong to the World.

You never intended to be in this world.

But you’re in it all the same.

So why not get started immediately.

I mean, belonging to it.

There is so much to admire, to weep over.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Sunday, January 11, 2015




Dogs are such agreeable friends;
they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms
~ George Eliot ~


Saturday, December 13, 2014

For Kamryn

 Photo:  Grammy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On Writing

Tennessee Williams

I asked Tennessee for advice on writing. He said keep everything very simple and straightforward; be honest to yourself. Although he didn't speak very much, Tennessee noticed everything and felt everything. I think that's what I learned from him: how to be an observer.

~ Michael Garady ~

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shoot them now, while they're happy.

If you have any young friends
who aspire to become writers,
the second greatest favor you can do
them is to present them with copies
of The Elements of Style.
  The first greatest, of course,
 is to shoot them now,
while they’re happy. 
~ Dorothy Parker ~
All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley