Friday, July 30, 2010


It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.

-Vita Sackville-West

3 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

I haven't heard this quote before. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Koala Bear Writer said...

That's a great quote - it totally captures what the drive is behind my writing sometimes. I want to capture moments that otherwise will be lost and forgotten.

Kate said...

Laura-- You're welcome!

Koala Bear Writer-- That's what it's all about, no? Getting it down on the page so it's forever there.