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We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

shooting starA 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 life trying to be less lonesome.

John Steinbeck

photo credit: The stars do not know that they are stars via photopin (license)

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6 comments on “We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. Ann Perrin
    March 1, 2015

    So very true x

  2. Mira Prabhu
    March 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write…thank you, Bridget Whelan!

  3. Madie_H
    March 1, 2015

    I’ve definitely come to realise there is truth to this! Loneliness is the price we pay for (involuntary) overthinking! At least we produce some art from it.

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