Writer-Directors Of The Cinema Of Inner Consciousnesses

Fiction writers are the writer-directors of the cinema of inner consciousness.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Olen Butler Quotes (Author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/90820.Robert_Olen_Butler [Accessed 20 Jan. 2020].

There Are Two Of You

There are two of you, one who wants to write and one who doesn’t. The one who wants to write has to keep fooling the one who doesn’t.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Olen Butler Quotes (Author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/90820.Robert_Olen_Butler [Accessed 20 Jan. 2020].

If All The Artists You Loved Changed You

If all the artists you loved changed you, they’d hack you up in little piece and you’d never get back together. That, or you’d end up loving only one artist forever.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Olen Butler Quotes (Author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/90820.Robert_Olen_Butler [Accessed 20 Jan. 2020].

To Be An Artist Means Never To Avert Your Eyes

The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that’s the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and our impulse when we get there is to look away and avert our eyes.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Robert Olen Butler Quotes (Author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/90820.Robert_Olen_Butler [Accessed 20 Jan. 2020].

The True Genius Shudders At Incompleteness

The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes (Author of The Complete Stories and Poems). (2020). Retrieved 19 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4624490.Edgar_Allan_Poe