Good Wednesday and welcome to you all. If you want to take part in our little weekly party, you can head over to Silver Threading to see the rules for Writer’s Quote Wednesdays and talk to RonovanWrites about #BEWOW.
Today’s quote is something I’ve touched on recently…like last week…and that we should all strive to remember:
If we are afraid of failure then we don’t write. OR, we write and we don’t let anyone see the product. We hide our words, we about our lives as shells hiding from the truth of ourselves. Don’t be a shell guys, don’t be a shell.
I was talking to an old friend this morning and teased them about ‘having no words’ to respond with. The answer “Oh I have words, I have plenty of words…they’re just not useful,” made me start to think…and then made me get a little poetic on my poor friend as began to expound on my opinion that words are never plain useless. The only response afterward became “So says the writer…” which, if you think about it, is kind of awesome.
However, since today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday I thought that I would throw my own ‘quote’ into the mix. Maybe someday this will grace memes and Pinterest boards across the world. Or, at least, across my computer.
Words Need Not Be Useful:
Not everything that I write is useful.
In fact, it is very often that I write merely because I enjoy the swirl of words in my body, tripping over my tongue, running down my fingers, and dripping either prettily or messily onto the page.
It Is Soul Stained Ink on Paper Dreams.
It is anything I want it to be. And anything you want it to be, anything the reader needs it to be. And very often incredibly useless to anyone else.
Elizabeth S. Tyree
A wonderful quote from one of my favorite actors.