Particles of Truth
“Writing is a long process of introspection; it is a voyage toward the darkest caverns of consciousness, a long, slow meditation. I write feeling my way in silence, and along the way discover particles of truth, small crystals that fit in the palm of one hand and justify my passage through this world.”
Isabel Allende, Paula
“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.”
“I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.”
Isabel Allende, Portrait in Sepia
“As I travel through life,
I gather experiences that lie imprinted on the
deepest strata of memory,
and there they ferment,
and sometimes rise to the surface
and sprout like strange plants from other worlds.
What is the fertile humus
of the subconscious composed of?
Why are certain images converted
into recurrent themes
in nightmares or writing?”
If I didn’t write my soul would dry up and die.
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end;
if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin,
and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis
- “show up, show up…” (notecardpoetry.wordpress.com)
- “In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow (thepaintedmusicofoursouls.wordpress.com)
- Truth (authortlgray.wordpress.com)