Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

Outside Influences

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”    Henry David Thoreau When the weather’s balmy, I really enjoy sitting on my porch and writing. If it’s quiet (a challenge in suburban New Jersey!), I find that being among green, rustling … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I came across this beautiful meditation in my beloved mother Dorothy’s book, One Thousand Beautiful Things. Read it aloud — it’s entrancing: Autumn Sunset by Henry David Thoreau The sun sets on some retired meadow, where no house is visible, … Continue reading

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Transcendental Gumshoe

One of the things that I absolutely adore about writers is how endlessly inventive they are. They are proof positive of the boundless power of the imagination. One of the many ways in which this expresses itself is their incredible … Continue reading

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Shy Success

“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy. It won’t come out while you’re watching.” Tennessee Williams “Success is shy” — this intriguing idea prompted me to search my author quotes for other thoughts … Continue reading

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Short Short

“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.” Henry David Thoreau We’ve all had our moments of white-hot inspiration — and perhaps you’ve created a small gem from … Continue reading

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Runaway Rules

“Any fool can make a rule. And every fool will mind it.” Henry David Thoreau “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.” Katherine Hepburn As in any field, rules abound in our discipline. There’s the “show, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we move into our weekend, something to ponder: “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I … Continue reading

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