A to Z Challenge 2015 · An Encouraging Word · John D. MacDonald

R is for Read

Celebrating the A to Z Blogging Challenge with quotations on the writing life.


So I want a story, wit, music, wryness, color, and a sense of reality
in what I read, and I try to get it in what I write.

John D. MacDonald

Here’s to the wonder of joyous discovery.

A good book, one that resonates. One we can’t bear to see end.

This is why we write, friends. To capture for others the kinds of stories we love.

Read. Let your favorite books be your mentors.


Photo: Camdiluv (Creative Commons Flickr). Image is link.

5 thoughts on “R is for Read

  1. There is no Frigate like a Book (1286)
    There is no Frigate like a Book
    To take us Lands away
    Nor any Coursers like a Page
    Of prancing Poetry –
    This Traverse may the poorest take
    Without oppress of Toll –
    How frugal is the Chariot
    That bears the Human Soul –

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