Tag Archives: Annie Dillard

Serious Daring

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.   Oscar Wilde “I had been my whole life a bell and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”   Annie Dillard “A sheltered life can be a daring life … Continue reading

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Wise Words

A cornucopia of writers’ reflections to brighten your day and inspire you onward: “Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends.” Helen Keller … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Word of wisdom to ponder from Annie Dillard. May her beautifully observed reflections be an inspiration to us all: “One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, … Continue reading

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Glorious Attempts

“Deep experience is never peaceful.” Henry James One balmy morning, wandering hither and yon, what should I espy, but a pile of books destined for a fate less than kind. Ah,  fickle-handed fate! For what better rescuer could that forlorn … Continue reading

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