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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri, born 11 July 1967
Six Quotes
The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail. They remain the test, whether or not to read something. 
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.
Fiction is an act of wilfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, ‘Listen to me’.
Where Writers Write - Jhumpa Lahiri
Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a film of the same name.
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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri, born 11 July 1967

Six Quotes

  1. The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail. They remain the test, whether or not to read something. 
  2. That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
  3. When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
  4. The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
  5. The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.
  6. Fiction is an act of wilfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, ‘Listen to me’.

Where Writers Write - Jhumpa Lahiri

Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a film of the same name.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Frederick Buechner, born 11 July 1926 
Three Quotes
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
To be wise is to be eternally curious.
Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than 30 books, which include A Long Day’s Dying and Godric.
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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Frederick Buechner, born 11 July 1926 

Three Quotes

  1. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
  2. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
  3. To be wise is to be eternally curious.

Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than 30 books, which include A Long Day’s Dying and Godric.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write