Quote: Junot Diaz on Writing and Perseverance

Junot Diaz - Amazing Talent Perseverance - Writing Quote

Junot Diaz is an award-winning writer who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey.  In 2008, he won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  He is currently a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

On writing and perseverance, he says:

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Quote: William Makepeace Thackeray on Writing and Familiar Things

Writing Quote - Familiar and New

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist known for his satirical works.  Vanity Fair, which was one of his most popular novels, was the first novel published under his name.  He published Vanity Fair in serial monthly parts, a method used by Charles Dickens.  Other notable works include With the Luck of Barry Lyndon and Pendennis. He also wrote travel books such as The Paris Sketch Book and From Cornhill to Grand Cairo.

On writing, he said:

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Quote: Jorge Luis Borges on Writing as a Guided Dream

Writing is a Guided Dream - Jose Luis Borges - Writing Quote

Jose Luis Borges was an Argentine poet, short-story writer, and essayist.  His tales and poems have come to be regarded as classics of 20th Century world literature.  In 1961, he gained international fame when he was awarded the Prix Formentor, the International Publishers Prize, which he shared with Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright.

His words offer valuable insight, a different perspective really, into the writing process.  He saw writing as a guided dream.  Specifically, on writing, he said:

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Supertitles Are Not the Same as Subtitles

Supertitles not same as Subtitles - Closed Captioning - Surtitles

Last month, I attended a music concert featuring mostly classical and orchestra music. Before the concert commenced, I looked through the program I was handed at the door.  It contained details you would normally expect to see in a program of events: names of the organizers, history of past performances, names of individuals performing each musical piece, orchestra members and who was playing what instrument, degree qualifications, and accomplishments, etc.

But I also stumbled on an unexpected item.

Supertitles by XYZ.

What in the world are Supertitles? I wondered.  Well, I did some digging around and here’s what I discovered.

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Quote: E. B. White on Writing as an Act of Faith

Writing is an Act of Faith - E B White - Quote

E. B. White was a celebrated American writer.  He contributed to the New Yorker magazine, writing musings, poems and sketches with admirable wit and humor.  He also co-authored “The Elements of Style,” with William Strunk, Jr., which has become an essential style guide for writers (and non-writers).  He was also a well-known children’s book author with three books to his credit including Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.

On writing, he says:

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