Quotes of the Week

New Writing Quote

Its Sunday and even though I’ve been lolling about I’m now at my computer in order to post a quote of the week.  Here it is, from Julia Cameron:

"When I don’t write enough, I get a gnawing sense of disease. It is an appetite that isn’t sated by other things. I become lonely for my soul. I try to find it by talking with people. I look for a glimpse of it at the movies. I clean my office to see where I misplaced it. I get lonely and pine and blame it on my friends. I try to set things right every way I know and then–after I have set up the vase of lilacs, cleaned the room, fussed at my thoughtless friends, I remember: oh, yes, I need to write. Maybe that’s what’s bothering me…."

Julia Cameron, The Right to Write

Weekly Writing Quote

I’m going to California for a wedding, so here’s the quote of the week a day early:

"Stories are for joining the past to the future.  Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are.  Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story."

Does that give you chills or what?  I’ve had it pinned up on my bulletin board for ages and unfortunately I don’t have the attribution.  Maybe Ellen Gilchrist.  I’ll do some research when I return home on Monday and see if I can figure it out.