Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

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!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Oh, Sharon, thank you for posting the pics and quotes. She's so right about when you work to learn something you'll remember it.
Happy Birthday, Harper Lee!

Beth Hoffman said...

This is a wonderful post Sharon! Thank you so much for the terrific quotes and photos.