Sunday, October 2, 2011

Written on the walls of...

"A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn't telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of meaning, of feeling, of observing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say-and to feel- Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought." Letter to Peter Benchley, Sag Harbour, 1956 from 'A Life in Letters' - John Steinbeck.

"One has to think a little bit whom you are writing for and... what purpose. But my instinct is, write what you have to say and to hell with it." - Trilochan Sastry, Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR). It's because of ADR, anyone standing for election in India must declare their assets.

Why be generous to think of an audience that may not arrive? Who else can honor your words better? Write for yourself. The moment you scribble a thought, you are free of it. Once in a while, you can stop walking and take a peek through the moods and shades of life, what if only through the worn out pages of a book!

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