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Creative Quotations from . . .
Annie Dillard
(1945-____) born on
Apr 30
US author. She won a Pulitzer prize for "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek", 1975.
         
   
F
I startled a weasel who startled me, and we exchanged a long glance. . . . Our eyes locked, and someone threw away the key.

R
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
A
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
N
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
K
You can't test courage cautiously.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Teaching a Stone to Talk," 1982.
R: "The Writing Life."
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "The Writing Life," 1989.
K: "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," ch. 6, 1974.
   


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