Celebrating the A to Z Blogging Challenge with quotations on the writing life.
There are no words to express the abyss
between isolation and having one ally.
It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two.
But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one…
Encouragement is powerful, writing friend. Here is another I’ve shared before, but it’s such a stunner that it bears repeating.
The unpayable debt that I owe to him was not ‘influence’ as it is ordinarily understood, but sheer encouragement. He was for long my only audience. Only from him did I ever get the idea that my ‘stuff’ could be more than just a private hobby.
J.R.R. Tolkien, on his friendship with C.S. Lewis
So, who have you encouraged today? Because your sincere “Say, I really like this!” means more than you know.