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Monday, February 9, 2015

Lego Inspiration

Feeling the need for some encouragement and inspiration?  I recommend quotes and Legos.

“The world has enough writers. The world needs more storytellers.”






“Win the lottery and the writers I know get a dreamy look in their eye. ‘Ahh, servants’. No one ever says: ‘Ahh, I’ll never have to writer another word.’”



“Not long ago, I heard on the radio a description of a new form of propulsion for (a deep space probe.) The spacecraft was powered by a newly developed ion motor, where sub atomic particles…provided acceleration. The scientist describing the new motor said the amazing thing about the motor was …the electrons were so small that acceleration on the craft was actually only the equivalent of the weight of a piece of paper….”  David Whyte, from “Crossing the Unknown Sea.”

“The muse is as cunning as a dealer in crack cocaine.”








“The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline, but it is rather, the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould



Thanks to my nephew, Carsen, for the awesome inspiration. 

Unless noted, the quotes were scribbled into my notebooks at writing conventions. Thanks to my fellow writers for their inspiration too.

4 comments:

Anne Marie Becker said...

Thanks for the inspiration, J. I love the LEGO scenes! :) Both of my boys celebrated birthdays this past weekend, so we were surrounded by LEGOs. Put together a garbage truck and the Ghostbusters car. It's very therapeutic. ;)

J Wachowski said...

Yay for Lego birthdays! I couldn't believe it when I saw Car's set up--his whole desk covered in these elaborate action vignettes. He had a story to go with each little scene too.
Afraid we may have another writer on our hands.... :)

Clare London said...

Oh that's brilliant! The quotes are so apt :). And I have to confess I have a fond connection with Lego - apparently the first modern brick was created on my actual birthday!! (or so the Sons tell me *g*)

Rita said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing and the smiles.

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