„We always write stories of tragedies because that's how we reach our human depth. How we get to the other side of it.“
„"Telling a story is how we digest what happens to us," Mr Whittier says, "It's how we digest our lives. Our experiences."“
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
„Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar His face is to us.“
— Ezra Taft Benson President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1899 - 1994
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
„I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you're trying to be a writer. Because it's the only apprenticeship we have. It's the only way of learning how to write a story.“
— John Green (author) American author and vlogger 1977
Nov. 26th: Writing Advice (And Notes on Surnameless Tiffany) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gf69J1Go98&feature=channel
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Joy: Share it! p. 54.
„Our story is never written in isolation. We do not act in a one-man play. We can do nothing that does not affect other people, no matter how loudly we say, "It's my own business.“
— Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
„Being in humaneness is good. If we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
The opening phrase of this chapter after which the chapter is named in Chinese.
„Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
Context: What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are. Selected Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke (1960)