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Editor’s Note: Hummingbird is pleased to present the first of a curated collection of quotes. Each week a new quote will be presented, there will be no commentary with it, rather the quote will stand alone as food for thought. Some will be famous, others more obscure. They might be ripped out of today’s headlines, or possibly sage words from writers we have known over time.
The "quotes" concept wouldn't "go away." I love quotes—I always have. One of the first things I do when I open the New York Times is look at the quote of the day. I find it “centering.” When I first developed the blog, I planned to have a similar--but original--section. However, I knew that I might not be able to meet this daily goal for as you might expect, there is MUCH to do when launching a blog. Just recently, one of our contributors, Lynda Bernard, sent me a great quote in an email that pertained to a subject we were discussing. Light bulb! I recalled that Lynda loves quotes as much or even more than I do. What’s more, she writes them down in her notes, and even keeps a journal. She said quotes provide a shorthand for her---a way for her to say something –sometimes perfectly--without having to write it herself. And so, the idea for this new series took form and Lynda agreed to curate a weekly quote for us, which we will build into the Hummingbird quote collection/page.
Our first quote is dedicated to the Hummingbird authors (and artists too), and all the writers out there, including the ones still hidden within ourselves.
Every once in awhile, the quote will appear to be tailor-made for a recent post--like today, so be sure to also link over to today's post, "HOW I WRITE" by Lynda Bernard.
January 29, 2018
“There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”