Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Terry's Almanac

Terry Teachout's About Last Night is the most resource rich arts blog I've found. One feature is his almanac, a regular posting of quotations. They're interesting on their own, and they often seem to be sly comments on things he's talking about in other posts.
He's also a model of clear writing. Says he tries to write like he talks.

Here are two recent almanac posts that set me ruminating and I want to save them for future reference:

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before."
Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision."
Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction

Photo - fall crocus

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