Sunday, April 28, 2013
Happy Birthday Harper Lee!
A big Happy Birthday to the grand dame of Southern fiction writing, Miss Harper Lee!
Here are a few words of wisdom from the lady herself!
"There’s no substitute for the love of language, for the beauty of an English sentence. There’s no substitute for struggling, if a struggle is needed, to make an English sentence as beautiful as it should be."
"More than a simple matter of putting down words, writing is a process of self-discipline you must learn before you can call yourself a writer. There are people who write, but I think they’re quite different from people who must write."
"Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it."
Happy Birthday dear lady! Many, many more!