Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How To Love Your Words

I have been sick as a dog for a few days, so instead of our regularly scheduled How To Tuesday, I'm going to post a few more quotes that I love. Hopefully we'll be back up and running as normal tomorrow :) Happy Writing!

Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words set things in motion. I've seen them doing it. Words set up atmospheres, electrical fields, charges. I've felt them doing it. Words conjure. I try not to be careless about what I utter, write, sing. I'm careful about what I give voice to.
~Toni Cade Bambara

You don't choose a word if you're a writer as a golf pro chooses a club with the shot in mind. You choose it with yourself in mind --your needs, your passions. It has to carry to the green, yes, but it must also carry you. ~Archibald MacLeish

Writing is an affair of words rather than soul...If the words aren't there, nothing happens.
~Paul Fussell


Cole Gibsen said...

Oh Noes! Feel better soon!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

My word to you: Rest! I'm sorry to hear you are sick. I hope you snuggle into bed and drink lots of fluids.

Susan R. Mills said...

Great quotes! I hope you feel better soon!

B.J. Anderson said...

Please get well soon! And thanks for the quotes. I love the power of words.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Feel better soon- try a eucalyptus bath. They're the best!

Rebecca Knight said...

I hope you feel better, Michelle! Thanks for sharing these quotes with us :).