21 May 2014

In Case You Were Thinking of Becoming a Writer

Hi! Have you ever thought about becoming a writer?
Any kind of writer? Book writer. Poetry. Articles. Blogger.
Sharing a few inspirational quotes by female writers who have inspired me.

Other writers thought about it before they decided. Something got them started. When they were well on their way, something kept them going.

“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”
― Margaret Walker (1915 – 1998)
(Dr. Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander)

“I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.”
― Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000)

“I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition — about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.”
― Maya Angelou (1928 – )

“You might as well answer the door, my child,
the truth is furiously knocking.”
― Lucille Clifton, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980

“I don’t write out of what I know; I write out of what I wonder. […] Poetry and art are not about answers to me; they are about questions.”
― Lucille Clifton (1936 – )

“Going to the library was the one place we got to go without asking for permission. And they let us choose what we wanted to read. It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely.”
― Rita Frances Dove (1952 – )

* Intro image credit: Clipart found at i2clipart.com and Pixabay.com
* Photo Credits for images below: Wikipedia.org
Margaret Walker (1915 – 1998); (2) Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000); (3) Maya Angelou (1928 – ); (4) Lucille Clifton (1936 – ); (5) Rita Frances Dove (1952 – )

Margaret Walker
Margaret Walker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair Int...
English: Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair International, 1985 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Maya Angelou reciting her poem, "...
English: Maya Angelou reciting her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning", at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucille Clifton
Lucille Clifton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w...
English: Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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