My friend Heather posted this quote on my Facebook wall. I really loved it as it expresses so much of how I feel about writing and words and all the good things that they can be.
I love language, words, and all the lovely, exciting, and heart wrenching things you can do with them. Pick the right ones, put them in the right order, and you’ve created a moment in time where the reader forgets about the late car payment, the dirty dishes, the impending workweek. You have created a state of bliss. Or negligence, depending on your perspective. ~Darynda Jones
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. Anyone else feel this way about writing, words, and all the things that they are?
Wow, a reader pointed this out to me. I'm so glad you like the quote! It's so very much how I feel. Words are incredible.
If there's one thing on this Earth that has fueled my human existence on this planet, it's the written word. I've studied them, been entranced by them, played with them, confided in them and done pretty much everything you can do with them. They're a huge part of me and my life and will be until my last days ;).
I love writing and all the many things that can be expressed with and by it. There is not a thought that can't be expressed through it. Although, at times, it may be hard to put the thought clearly into words.
Words are the most beautiful, but most deadly thing in the entire world. Words can bring joy to the heart, or be the knife that stabs the heart. Words must always be used carefully to ensure they do not harm, but rather are the elevator that helps lift a person up. That is my thoughts on words :-) As for my use of words-- I love to write them (actually was working on a book but shelved it for the time being due to lack of time.)
Oh yes, am starting a 10 module writing course. Looking forward to gaining written emotion manipulation skills!
Words are wonderful tools in life. They can do anything; build you up; bring you down; slice you to bits; put you back together. Love 'em. Since this is child-oriented; Example: 1. I always urged my children, if they complained about a teacher, to find a way to make that person their 'very best friend.' (words) 2. If my boys were being picked on (bullied, nowadays) by someone, use words to try to stop them. If that didn't work after a few tries, sock 'em! This worked especially well for the stutterer, who would try to explain to them how to deal with his speech impediment. My children, because they dealt with words in this way, knew their power and still use them effectively.
“I love language, words, and all the lovely, exciting, and heart wrenching things you can do with them. Pick the right ones, put them in the right order, and you’ve created a moment in time where the reader forgets about the late car payment, the dirty dishes, the impending workweek. You have created a state of bliss. Or negligence, depending on your perspective.”
@Darynda Jones From a reader, to an incredible author, thank you for this quote! You, Darynda Jones, and authors like you, are my Rock Stars!!!
@Single Dad Laughing This one. Is it supposed to be in Greek? Are only some of us seeing it this way?