Favorite quotes included in Writing Tides, a recent read by Kent Ira Groff :
Writing is a way of paying attention to things twice, savoring their layers, their essence. -Groff
The world is charged with the grandeur of God…And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things. -Gerald Manley Hopkins, God’s Grandeur
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. -Robert Frost
Worriers have active imaginations. So use your creative gift to create optional endings to the same predicament. That’s the stuff novels are made of. That’s why they’re called novels—they give you a novel slant on the peculiar dynamics of life. -Groff
Many of the best insights come unbidden in a moment of not thinking directly about a subject. -Groff
There are years of our lives that ask questions and years that answer. -Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Swimming lessons are better than a lifeline to the shore. -C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Healthy disciplines embody oscillating tides of solitude and solidarity, contemplation and communication, resting and risking, silence and speech. -Groff
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