guest post: grandpa, round 3

my grandpa is dropping some knowledge. and more here. and even more below. are you picking it up? 

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live. Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (1935-2004)

Never cut what you can untie (rewrite). Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

Every word was once a poem. Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

To read fast is as bad as to eat in a hurry. Vilhelm Ekelund, poet (1880-1949)

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)

We should not write so that it is possible for the reader to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us. Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), rhetorician (c. 35-100)

p.s.  speaking of guest posts, want even more of my mumblings? check out my very first guest post (ever!) on karla’s blog HERE.

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7 Responses to “guest post: grandpa, round 3”

  1. Karla Nellenbach Says:

    yay for guest posts! yours was a hit on my blog. you should do more of them :)

  2. LindaG. Says:

    Your grandpa finds the best quotes!

    And I loved your guest post at Karla’s. :)

    • abby mumford Says:

      i know, doesn’t he? he makes this guest posting easy on me — especially when i’m out of town and not near a computer most days.

      and thanks for the guest post love. :)

  3. Adriana Says:

    I love the Linus Pauling one! And the others too :) And now I shall go read that guest blog everyone’s talking about…

    • abby mumford Says:

      that linus pauling one really hits home on the whole inspiration thing we’ve been talking about lately. i guess everyone else has talked about it before too! it’s an interesting thing to think about.

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