Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sunday Saying - Writing

A man who writes a story is forced to put into it the best of his knowledge and the best of his feeling.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you.- John Steinbeck

1 comment:

Billy Coffey said...

I've never read this quote by Steinbeck, but now it's one of my favorites. I always heard that the more a person writes, the easier writing becomes. I don't think that's true. I think the more a person writes, the more he or she comes to understand the inherent power of words and the power they can carry, whether for good or bad.

Writing this one down, Janet. Thank you.