Writers: Can you quote some of the most beautiful writing in fiction or non-fiction?
Have you ever read a phrase or paragraph that made you stop to take in the beauty of the words? Can you share some of the most evocative writing that really stood out?
"If 200 miles of land and that boisterous channel come broad between us, I shall take to bleeding inwardly." Rochester in Jane Eyre.
Plain living and high thinking are no more. Wordsworth
The beautiful mystical moon, playing nightly to empty seats. Max Ehrmann
My only love, sprung from my only hate....
too early seen unknown, and known too late!
--Romeo and Juliet
"But we must all lie in coffins, eventually." - Lestat, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
I don't know if you'd consider this "beautiful" per se, but I found this quote so striking when I read it because of the simplicity and gravity of it (especially considering Lestat is a vampire).
by Glenn Raymond 7 years ago
I am just wondering what would be the most interesting read right now, a non-fiction book on perhaps a how-to topic or a novel of say, the spooky variety? I keep leaning toward non-fiction, but my wife and a few of my friends say the world is too depressing right now so they all want to read...
by Kenna McHugh 4 months ago
“Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A...
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
When you read, what do you find yourself reading the most of, i.e., fiction, non-fiction . . .What do you find yourself reading the most, fiction, non-fiction, the classics, poetry, short stories, novels, etc.?
by Zara Rasul 5 years ago
Do you prefer reading works of fiction or mostly non-fiction?In you opinion, what's the best work of fiction or non-fiction you have ever read?
by Chris Mills 3 years ago
Good writing won't save a bad story. Bad writing won't necessarily kill a good story. Thoughts?I read something along these lines recently and I can't remember who wrote it. King? Hemingway? There's no excuse for poor writing, but I'm thinking about the value of a good...
by Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago
What do you think of this quote by Gandhi?What do you think of this quote by Gandhi, "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing him."
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