„Writing is a strange and solitary activity.“

From Nobel Lecture (2014)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

Citações relacionadas

Willa Cather photo
Neil Gaiman photo

„Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

Contexto: Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together. I knew a lot of writers in London and many of them were award-winning writers and many of them were award-winning, respectable writers. And the trouble with being an award-winning, respectable writer is that you probably are not making a living.
If you write one well-reviewed, well-respected, not bad selling, but not a bestseller list book every three years, which you sell for a whopping 30,000 pounds, that's still going to average out to 10,000 pounds a year and you will make more managing a McDonald's. With overtime you'd probably make more working in a McDonald's. So there were incredibly well-respected, award-winning senior writers who, to make ends meet, were writing film novelizations and TV novelizations under pen names that they were desperately embarrassed about and didn't want anybody to know about.

January magazine interview (2002)

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo
William Wordsworth photo

„And sings a solitary song
That whistles in the wind.“

—  William Wordsworth, livro Lyrical Ballads

Lucy Gray, or Solitude, st. 16 (1799).
Lyrical Ballads (1798–1800)

Alexandros Panagoulis photo

„A match as a pen
Blood on the floor as ink
The forgotten gauze cover as paper
But what should I write?
I might just manage my address.
This ink is strange; it clots.
I write you from a prison
in Greece.“

—  Alexandros Panagoulis Greek politician and poet 1939 - 1976

My Address, written in Military Prisons of Bogiati, 5 June 1971 – After beating.
Poetry, Vi scrivo da un carcere in Grecia (I write you from a prison in Greece) (1974)

Virginia Woolf photo

„The artist after all is a solitary being.“

—  Virginia Woolf English writer 1882 - 1941

"The Historian and 'The Gibbon'"
The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (1942)

Thomas Carlyle photo
Joyce Carol Oates photo
Nathaniel Hawthorne photo
Gaston Bachelard photo

„The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving.“

—  Gaston Bachelard French writer and philosopher 1884 - 1962

Fonte: The Poetics of Reverie

Karl Kraus photo

„The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

Half-Truths and One-And-A-Half Truths (1976)

Gabriel García Márquez photo
Neil Diamond photo
Franco Battiato photo
James Morris III photo

„The more there is of mind in your solitary employments, the more dignity there is in your character.“

—  James Morris III American writer 1752 - 1820

As quoted in [Strong, Barbara Nolen, The Morris Academy: Pioneer in Coeducation, Morris Bicentennial Committee, 1976, Torrington, 14-15, http://books.google.com/books?id=nrCYGQAACAAJ&dq]

Martin Buber photo

„In the presence of God himself man stands always like a solitary tree in the wilderness.“

—  Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965

Fonte: For The Sake of Heaven (1945), p. 95

Kate Bush photo

„The Song of Solomon
The song of everyone
Who walks the path
Of the solitary heart.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)

Pablo Neruda photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“