the writing life

Posted by Daniela Elza on Apr 30 2010

I loved reading Annie Dillard‘s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. And have ordered The Writing Life, Teaching a Stone to Talk, and For the TIme Being.

On the first page of The Writing Life Dillard (1989) says:

“The writing has changed, in your hands, and in a twinkling from an expression of your notions to an epistemological tool. The new place interests you because it is not clear. You attend in your humility, you lay down the words carefully, watching all the angles.”

One more quote by her:

“If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn’t believe the world existed.”

Today is her birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Annie Dillard.

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