Wednesday, March 2, 2011

About Telling the Truth

"The first thing I tell my new students on the first day of a workshop is that good writing is about telling the truth.

We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.

Sheep lice do not seem to understand this longing,
which is one reason they write so very little.

But we do.

We have so much we want to say and figure out."

~ Ann Lamott
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Here's to telling the truth.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Hmm, I HAVE always sensed an unfortunately lacking in literature by sheep lice. :) A true quote though; we are trying to understand our world, our moments, our present, and our presence. Writing does that. It gives meaning.

Penned Pebbles said...

Great quote!