#Ralph Waldo Emerson
To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nighttime is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep."
"I always do the first line well, but have trouble doing the others."
"A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others."
"The only way to remove pain from death is to remove love from life."
Richard Paul Evans
"You were unsure which pain is worse — the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will."
Simon Van Booy
"The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this you needn’t apply."
"There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic."
"Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go."