"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Jessamyn West on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Jessamyn West on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Jessamyn West on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Jessamyn West on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Jessamyn West on Sun Tzu
"Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
"Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection the past then lives in your words and you are free."
"It is very east to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."
"The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future."
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