„Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.“

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Autor e professor russo-americano 1920 - 1992

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—  Caryl Phillips Kittian-British writer 1958

On the recurring theme of his works in “CARYL PHILLIPS: INTERVIEW” https://mosaicmagazine.org/caryl-phillips-interview/#.Xe58ovlKjcs in Mosaic Magazine (2012 Mar 19)

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„I think that fantasy must possess the author and simply use him. I know that this is true of A Wrinkle in Time. I can’t possibly tell you how I came to write it. It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice. And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007

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Contexto: I heard a famous author say once that the hardest part of writing a book was making yourself sit down at the typewriter. I know what he meant. Unless a writer works constantly to improve and refine the tools of his trade they will be useless instruments if and when the moment of inspiration, of revelation, does come. This is the moment when a writer is spoken through, the moment that a writer must accept with gratitude and humility, and then attempt, as best he can, to communicate to others.
A writer of fantasy, fairly tale, or myth must inevitably discover that he is not writing out of his own knowledge or experience, but out of something both deeper and wider. I think that fantasy must possess the author and simply use him. I know that this is true of A Wrinkle in Time. I can’t possibly tell you how I came to write it. It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice. And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.
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„We should learn to think with our fingers.“

—  Taisen Deshimaru Japanese Buddhist monk 1914 - 1982

As quoted in Meditation (2003) by Jose Lorenzo-Fuentes, p. 113

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„I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

As quoted in The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America (2002) by James MacGregor Burns ad Susan Dunn, p. 563
Variante: I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

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„Don't think, feel…. it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon (1973); In a training session with one of the temple students.
Variante: Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Dont concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
Fonte: Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

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„I think it’s become clear to people what my motivation is. I am not simply anti-government, and I’m not in opposition to any one person; I want to write about all the things that I think are making us into an unkind society…“

—  Petina Gappah Zimbabwean writer, journalist and business lawyer 1971

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