BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Learn New Things and go on Fantastic Adventures – Lydia Davies QUOTES FOR WRTERS

There is a great deal to be learned from programs, courses, and teachers. But I suggest working equally hard, throughout your life, at learning new things on your own, from whatever sources seem most useful to you. I have found that pursuing my own interests in various directions and to various sources of information can take me on fantastic adventures: I have stayed up till the early hours of the morning poring over old phone books; or following genealogical lines back hundreds of years; or reading a book about what lies under a certain French city; or comparing early maps of Manhattan as I search for a particular farmhouse. These adventures become as gripping as a good novel.
Lydia Davis

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4 comments on “Learn New Things and go on Fantastic Adventures – Lydia Davies QUOTES FOR WRTERS

  1. josiedarling2014
    March 14, 2021

    Dear Bridget
    I hope you are well and I must tell you, I love your emails. I always read the quotes carefully.
    Thanks so much
    Love from Josie Darling

    Sent from my iPhone

    • bridget whelan
      March 14, 2021

      Thank you Josie – so lovely to hear from you. I’m an absolute sucker for a good quote. Some writers have the facility to nail something powerful and true in a few words while others, like Lydia Davis, give a glimpse of the way they live their imaginative life in a paragraph. And we learn so much from each other outside of courses and workshops (although I think they are good too!) Take care.

  2. beth
    March 14, 2021

    I so agree!!

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