cleaning out emails means i finally get to peruse the quotes of the day i subscribe to so i thought i'd share a few.
(this is from the writer's almanac, not a quote but still share-worthy)
"The Kiss" by Stephen Dunn from Everything Else in the World. (c) W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.
She pressed her lips to mind.
How many years I must have yearned
for someone's lips against mind.
Pheromones, newly born, were floating
between us. There was hardly any air.
She kissed me again, reaching that place that sends messages to toes and fingertips, then all the way to something like home.
Some music was playing on its own.
Nothing like a woman who knows
to kiss the right thing at the right time, then kisses the things she's missed.
How had I ever settled for less?
I was thinking this is intelligence,
this is the wisest tongue
since the Oracle got into a Greek's ear,
speaking sense. It's the Good,
defining itself. I was out of my mind.
She was in. we married as soon as we could.
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an-- Leonard Bernstein
approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to-- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Three Doctors, 1993
go to the store for a quart of milk.