The Hardest Things To Say – Quotes to Inspire Writers

by Anne Wayman

quotestinyThe most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them – words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than the living size then they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.

– Stephen King
Submitted by Eve who blogs at What Would Eve Do? in comments.

Thanks Eve!

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jorgekafkazar August 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

Okay, here’s another of my favorites:
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
–Scott Adams
.-= jorgekafkazar´s last blog ..Watcher in the Night =-.

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Anne August 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm

love scott adams… look for yours sunday, and thanks

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