Quote for Today: Roger Rosenblatt

  Why, for example, do the great writers use anticipation instead of surprise? Because surprise is merely an instrument of the unusual, whereas anticipation of a consequence enlarges our understanding of what is happening. --Roger Rosenblatt, "How to Write Great", New York Times, July 29, 2012 Image: Around the corner © Bruce Krasting with CCLicense

Quote for Today: Suzanne Berne

We are known, appreciated, even cherished by our favorite writers; every word of our favorite books seems to have been written for us. Within their sentences and paragraphs, those writers are forever available, forever patient, including us in their compassionate recognition of the impossible, exhausting complexity of being human (those “many thousand” selves), never ignoring … Continue reading Quote for Today: Suzanne Berne