Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thought for the Day

The best writing surely has love in some form in it
and surely loving relationships play a part in bringing
that into one's writing. I don't think it's either/or, and both
can be hard at times. But given the choice anybody's going
to want to choose loving over writing, no contest, right?
~ Aram Saroyan* 


* Yvonne Georgina Puig, "A Conversation with Aram Saroyan", This Recording, September 23, 2010

Aram Saroyan (b. 1943), Poet, Novelist, Biographer, Memoirist, Playwright

Books by Aram Saroyan (His most recent book is a collection of prose issued in 2010, Door to the River: Essays and Reviews from the 1960s into the Digital Age, from Black Sparrow Press.)


Cassandra Frear said...

Yes, I think good writing is an act of love -- almost always. It is a labor and a sweat and a pouring over of oneself.

S. Etole said...

What an interesting thought ...

I enjoyed the Mary Oliver link yesterday and the "Save the Words" site.

Ed Pilolla said...

yes, no contest, love over writing, until writing becomes the love of one's life:)

Anonymous said...

I believe that love is much harder than writing. And yet, if there is no good writing without love, then if one had to make a choice, surely then if one chose the writing instead of loving, then they would only end up with bad writing.