Monday, December 13, 2010

Quote of the Moment



"Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess.

Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak.
Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used

and
nothing is lost. Because it's something to do to pass the time until she is old enough to experience the things she writes about."

-Nicole Krauss

11 comments:

  1. I really love this quote! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is beautiful. I sometimes write because I feel misunderstood, and sometimes it is easier to explain yourself in writing than in actual words.

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  3. You are a writer....you are writing a novel? What is it about?

    I am also an aspiring writer.

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  4. It is a women's commercial fiction novel on arranged marriages and one particular girl's crazy relationship (the protagonist is Indian). Always so exciting to meet new writers!

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  5. "Because she wants to rephrase the world . . ."

    I love that! It's so beautiful, and so true.

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  6. *Love* this quote, especially the phrase "Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak." That is exactly why I became a writer.

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  7. I love the line, "she wants to rephrase the world so that everything is used and nothing is lost." At its core, writing can be an act of generosity--converting our painful and happy experiences into something that gives and gives to the world.

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  8. Wonderful quote!

    Expressing your truth while connecting with others is one of the greatest feelings there is.

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  9. That is so true. I love how this quote portrays what writing provides for us.

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