The Art of Discovery

“The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”

~~Samuel Johnson

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  1. Yvonne said:

    I like the quote. S. Johnson was pretty darn amazing.

    March 28, 2010
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  2. Claire Dawn said:

    Nice quote, and so relevant, considering your post about moving back home.

    March 28, 2010
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  3. Liza said:

    All aspiring writers should repeat this quote 10 times a day…

    March 28, 2010
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  4. Pat Tillett said:

    the quote is fantastic..the photo is beyond that!

    March 28, 2010
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  5. Darlyn said:

    Awesome quote. It really captures the struggles of writers.

    March 29, 2010
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  6. Postman said:

    Eminently quotable guy, old SJ. And now I've got yet another thing to strive for in my writing. First I had to eliminate adverbs, now I've got to make new things familiar and familiar things new. Bugger it all.

    March 29, 2010
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  7. Jon Paul said:

    Yvonne–I concur.

    Sarahjayne, Claire–Thanks!

    Lydia–Awesome!

    Liza–Yeah, I agree. I think maybe I'll post this one on my wall.

    Pat, Darlyn–Thanks.

    Postie–Hah hah. Yeah, it does feel a little like a lot to juggle, doesn't it?

    Thank you all for stopping by.

    March 29, 2010
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