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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

inspiring quotes on need for reading and writing

I saw this quote by Desiderius Erasmus on the wall of the Borders store @ Parkway:
“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”
Recently I haven't been reading or writing as much as a literature-lover should. I report on my cat blog, I write emails, I watch online TV, but I haven't been writing poetry or inspiring prose, nor journalling. Neither have I picked up where I left off on my Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand which really is a good book - fiction and social commentary in one.

The quote describes me, as the only thing I really collect in my life is still books. It is my legacy, my personality in the living room of my home, and I really did use to spend indiscriminately on books to the point where other expenses did not matter as much.

Desiderius Erasmus also said, that the desire to write grows with writing. I haven't been writing, I cannot even locate my notebook, which means I have to start a new one. I do have a new notebook, a Christmas gift, that I ought to use, but it has been a while and I need to pick up the pace which inertia has slowed down considerably. The only time I pick up a pen nowadays is to teach or to write grocery lists. That has to change or else I will lose sight of my love for words.

Inspire me, and I am already inspired.