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Lee Eisenberg

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“Anais Nin responds to the age-old question of why some people are compelled to write:

We... write to heighten our own awareness of life, we write to lure and enchant and console others, we write to serenade our lovers. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it. We write to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth, we write to expand our world when we feel strangled, or constricted, or lonely. We write as the birds sing. As the primitive dance their rituals. If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write.

Now, please read that one more time. But this time, substitute the word “live” for the word “write” and there you have it—the point that’s always been right there in front of our nose.”
Lee Eisenberg, The Point Is: Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between

Topics Mentioning This Author

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”
Henry James

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums




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