I saw this quote floating around on Twitter, and it made me think on its true meaning:
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Is there truth to this quote? As artists (writers, poets, painters, photographers, actors, musicians, etc.), is it true that our work is never done? Never completed? Only abandoned?
I’m not sure how I should honestly feel about this. Should this be a good thing? Should I be concerned? Sad? Angry?
What do you think?
I keep going back to this quote especially in light of everything that has been happening around the world this past year:
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” -Albert Camus
Good writers are needed now more than ever! Will you take up the call and get your work out there?
I saw this quote earlier today:
“The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” BERNARD MALAMUD
And it got me thinking…do you believe that, as a writer, this is your purpose?
When you read a book, what usually draws you in?
The characters? The story line/plot?
Or is it the vivid detail that fills the pages?
Or perhaps you read a book merely for the voice of your favorite author no matter what type of story it is.
Why do you read?