Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thought for the Day

You do not have to sit outside in the dark. 
If, however, you want to look
 at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. 
But the stars neither require nor demand it.
~ Annie Dillard
From "An Expedition to the Pole" in Teaching a Stone to Talk
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Annie Dillard is one of America's finest novelists and essayists; she is also a widely published poet. Born in 1945, she won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for her acclaimed nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Following the publication in 2007 of The Maytrees, Dillard retired from writing. She now paints.

A complete list of Dillard's books is here.

My post "Annie Dillard Paints" is here.

3 comments:

M.L. Gallagher said...

vLove this quote.

Love Annie Dillard.

And I had a marvelous weekend! :O)

NoVA Dad said...

It's a great source of pride for my wife that she and Annie both graduated from the same college in Virginia (Hollins). In fact, Hollins has turned out quite a string of great writers, including Lee Smith.

NoVA Dad said...

It's a great source of pride for my wife that she and Annie went to the same college in Virginia (Hollins). In fact, the Hollins writing program has turned out a string of great writers, including Lee Smith.