Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Quote of the Day (Anne Morrow Lindbergh, on Why One Writes)

“One writes not to be read but to writes to think, to pray, to analyze. One writes to clear one's mind, to dissipate one's fears, to face one's doubts, to look at one's mistakes--in order to retrieve them. One writes to capture and crystallize one's joy, but also to disperse one's gloom. Like prayer--you go to it in sorrow more than joy, for help, a road back to 'grace.'"—American essayist, diarist and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), War Within and Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1939-1944 (1980)

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