Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Ancient Life: Quotations of Note, 2

I’m off at VCCA, writing like a maniac—I hope! I may post about what’s going on there, and I may not. In case of the latter, I’m leaving behind some of my favorite “inspirational” quotations that I hand-copied into a notebook, using my very neatest handwriting, while I was in high school, and spilling into the early years of college.

“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.”
~J.D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey

“The willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions is what distinguishes artists from entertainers.”
~John Updike
On J.D. Salinger’s Seymour


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.