Quotes Worth a Second Look
As a reader I often find phrases, sentences or paragraphs that stop me. They are the ones that create images I want to remember, usually sensory statements I wished I’d written. Tell me what you think of these.
…memories as jagged and sharp as bits of glass (Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah, p. 342)
But Anna was a loose marble. (Five Fortunes by Beth Gutcheon, p. 20
(speaking of ingredients) …deep and mysterious like perfume lingering in the folds of a cashmere scarf. (The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, p. 15)
An enormous double-glazed skylight floods the room with what feels like a waterfall of light. (Stones of Treason by Peter Watson, p.15 (** note below)
Evening fell in silken folds of lavender across the sky (Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, p. 91)
And, finally, a thought from Christopher Vogler’s The Writers Journey.
At the core of every artist is a sacred place where all the rules are set aside or deliberately forgotten and nothing matters but the instinctive choices of the heart and souls of the artist (p.xiii)
** I loved this image but wanted to rewrite it to eliminate the use of the word ‘light’ two times in one sentence. I have my ideas; now I wonder how you’d alter that sentence and keep the image fresh.