07 December 2009

Monday Musings

"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all."
~ Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977


Lizzie said...

What a powerful quote, Jen. I really like this. I had a really bad day at work today (returning after a holiday), and I felt like quitting. This stirred something in me to keep fighting. TY!

Tabitha Bird said...

Amazing quote! Love the idea of sending other words in behind the original ones to tell and fight etc. Unreal stuff. The kind of stuff we writers hope to do.

Blondie said...

Hi Jen! I have an award for you over at my blog honey. Hope you had a great day! Kori xoxo

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I love the word hurling! And I love the background too!!!

You're so awesome, Friend, and I had such a great time with you tonight! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. LOVE YOU!

Terresa said...

Crazy great quote. It's a keeper. I'm adding it to my 60 page long & growing quote document. Thx!


Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Man, these are good.

I liked the words, "no matter how faintly" and "gnaws."

Good. Good.
~ Wendy

Karen Walker said...

Powerful quote. Thanks, Jen.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Very powerful, indeed...

thanks for sharing this..

I'll check back later..


Jen Chandler said...

Oh Lizzie, I know how you feel! I'm so sorry. Keep fighting...I hope things get better soon!

Tabitha: I loved word hurling! The thought of the continual pouring out of words and receiving a response is what keeps me writing.

Blondie: You're so sweet! I'll wander over and pick up my award! Thanks bunches :)

Kristen: I think word hurling should be an Olymic sport. We could compete in doubles :) I enjoyed dinner last night as well! It was super fun to see you again! And my new dragon has a lovely home :) Love you too!

Terresa: I have a quote collection somewhere. I don't think I'm up to 60 pages in it...that's only because my quotes are scattered at random through the house!

So glad you liked it, Wendy! I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while. My work computer is about to give up the ghost!! I'll stop by soon!

Karen and Kary: Thanks to you both! I'll stop by later, as soon as I can get to a computer that will let me peruse blogland at my leisure :)

FireLight said...

Jen, I am so glad you saw my post on is like looking over his shoulder to see that manuscript!
Richard Wright is a powerful voice of the black experience. I have always loved teaching his work, but I had never read this quote! Excellent!
Thank you for stopping by my little cottage!

willow said...

Powerful quote. I love your Monday Musings!

Dawn Simon said...

Great quote! Thanks for sharing it.

deb said...

I loved this too! Sometimes these snippets just make all the difference.

And I love knowing that there are others who feel the same, like you.

and I might start listening to Christmas music today, I don't care for getting bombarded with it everywhere, but suddenly I feel a stirring and then I'm ready. Then I can cry to the same song I may have just heard the day before for goodness sake.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow, what a quote! You can't help but feel moved by it.

...mmm... said...

that is such a fantastic quote. Love it.