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Top 100 Quotes About Nature Writing

#1. In order to actually have a touchscreen in front of me and somehow still be connected to nature, I needed to be able to incorporate natural elements into the song structures. Because that's always been my song-writing accompaniment: nature. - Author: Bjork
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#2. When the sunlight hit the trees, all the beauty and wonder come together. Soul unfolds its petals. Flowering and fruiting of plants starts. The birds song light up the spinal column and harmonize the hippocampal functioning. - Author: Amit Ray
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#3. Our job as writers is to be as curious as a child, to see things for the first time, and to never assume. We must always be willing to surrender our idea of the story to allow the larger story to emerge. We are seeking to understand the nature of things, the underlying forces at work. - Author: Alan Watt
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#4. God produced great writing, a matter of first importance to a man like Lincoln, ever impressed with the nature of cause and forces. - Author: Richard Brookhiser
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#5. That day, that day when I can gaze at the sea
both of us calm
and I, trusting, having poured my whole heart into my Life Work ... when death
black waves!
no longer courts me and I can smile, constantly, at everything because, my bones, there will be so little of myself left to give it. - Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez
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#6. The lowest stress environment is the radio show. I am not on camera and I can let the music do the talking. The rest is more highly pressurized or in the case of writing, time intensive task. I say yes to all of it and like all of it but the radio show, by nature of what it is, is the least hassle. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#7. When you talk with people, one of the arguments they'll throw back at you is that the climate has always changed, and that is absolutely right. It's the rate of change that is the problem right now. It's changing so quickly that it exceeds the adaptive capacity of some species. - Author: Michael Crimmins
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#8. The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement. - Author: Don Roff
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#9. Rarely will I write indoors, even if it means getting wet during rain, or my hands numb in winter. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#10. If you record the world honestly, there's no way people can stop being funny. A lot of fiction writing doesn't get that idea, as if to acknowledge it would trivialize the story or trivialize human nature, when in fact human nature is reduced and falsified if the comic aspects are not included. - Author: Lorrie Moore
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#11. {Y}ou make do with what you're given, and I've spent a good many years learning to write fine-sounding sentences so that I can hide behind them. It's the way of the hermit crab, with nothing to recommend it but the pretty shell it annexes for its own. - Author: Norman Lock
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#12. People were usually much better in their letters than in reality. They were much like poets in this way. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#13. My youngest son becomes an award-winning nature photographer, and I cannot resist writing poems to his pictures. My daughter loves to cook, though I do not. Yet together, we write a cookbook with fairy tales. And now a second. - Author: Jane Yolen
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#14. Creativity is nature. Nature is creativity. - Author: A.D. Posey
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#15. All my life I have been acutely aware of a contradiction in the very nature of my existence. For forty-five years I struggled to resolve this dilemma by writing plays and novels. The more I wrote, the more I realized mere words were not enough. So I found another form of expression. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#16. All in all, even some kinds of unexpected and ridiculous disappointments couldn't diminish the astonishment of being in this place with its spectacular nature. - Author: Sahara Sanders
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#17. Your past experiences will flavour your future ones, that is human nature. - Author: Deborah Cater
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#18. What I love about drafts is the experimental nature of them. The draft is what you know about writing a poem running up against what you don't know about the subject. If you're lucky, you get to surprise yourself. - Author: Cornelius Eady
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#19. The setting sun threatened to consume me - it could have, you know. It would have been a beautiful death with an honorable eulogy: slain by a magnificent slice of piercing orange energy. I simply turned and walked away; I would live another day. - Author: Chila Woychik
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#20. Amazing wonder of nature. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#21. The nature of the writing and the nature of the animation meant that it had to be short. - Author: Steve Dildarian
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#22. Human nature provides the lyrics, and we novelists just compose the music. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#23. He was a scholar, so goddamned intelligent he couldn't see the writing on the wall. He wanted answers to life's tragedies when their very unfair nature meant they had none. - Author: Skye Warren
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#24. There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#25. Truthfully, there're only a handful of people in this world who really get joy from seeing you happy. Most won't care if you're happy, only if you're miserable like they are. They eat that shit up. - Author: Crystal Woods
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#26. According to Dickens, the first rule of human nature is self-preservation and when I forgive him for writing a character as pathetic as Oliver Twist, I'll thank him for the advice. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#27. Every traveler should make their own observation. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#28. Gently the waves would break (Lily heard them in her sleep); tenderly the light fell (it seemed to come through her eyelids). And it all looked, Mr. Carmichael thought, shutting his book, falling asleep, much as it used to look years ago. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#29. I AM A PERSON WHO THINKS ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE SPIRIT WHEN I WRITE. I THINK ABOUT WHAT CAN'T BE KNOWN AND ONLY IMAGINED. I OFTEN SENSE A SPIRIT OR FORCE OR MEANING BEYOND MYSELF. I LEAVE IT OPEN AS TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS, BUT I CONTINUE TO MAKE GUESSES. - Author: Amy Tan
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#30. The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature. - Author: Paul De Man
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#31. What I hope my writing reflects ... is a sense of the connections between all human beings ... and a different perspective on the true nature of courage. For me, those are things worth exploring and writing about. - Author: Chris Crutcher
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#32. A true book is like a net, and words are the mesh. The nature of the mesh matters relatively little. What matters is the live catch the fisherman draws up from the depths of the sea, the flashings of silver that we see gleam within the net. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#33. We are pantheists when we study nature, polytheists when we write poetry, monotheists in our morality. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#34. We must remember that in the end nature does not belong to us, we belong to it. - Author: Grey Owl
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#35. Art requires a delicate adjustment of the outer and inner worlds in such a way that, without changing their nature, they can be seen through each other. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#36. Writing is, by its nature, interior work. So being forced to be around people is a great gift for a novelist. You get to be reminded, daily, of how people think, how they speak, how they live; the things they worry about, the things they hope for, the things they fear. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
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#37. Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. - Author: Andre Breton
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#38. If you don't write when you don't have time for it, you won't write when you do have time for it. - Author: Katerina Stoykova Klemer
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#39. Nature is amazing wonder. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#40. Look in the heart and write ... The man who writes like that, without pride or artifice, as it were for himself, is in reality speaking for humanity. Humanity will recognize itself in him, because it is human nature that has inspired the discourse. Life recognizes life! - Author: Antonin Sertillanges
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#41. As the saturating colors of sun-life fade from sight, the ominous moon reaches out its long arm and applies the dark dyes of night. - Author: Daniel J. Rice
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#42. The nature of making music and making art, what motivates me is that it's interesting. It's interesting to listen, to really listen to other people's point-of-view. Take in their work. Listen to the way they sing. Listen to the way they write lyrics. What they are trying to express. - Author: Emily Haines
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#43. The purple haze of the wych elms; the blue flash of a kingfisher's wings; the statuesque rightness of the milch cows in that green place chomping on the rich flood-grass. - Author: Ronald Frame
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#44. I just started to want to be more hands on, and again, because of the nature of this job which was to evaluate the writing apart from the production, I got clear on what a director did and I became interested in directing, so I started to do that in the late 80s. - Author: Rob Urbinati
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#45. The purpose of writing is to hold a mirror to nature, but too much today is written from small mirrors in vanity cases. - Author: John Mason Brown
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#46. Nature will forgive humankind just about anything, and what it won't forgive I hope never to witness. - Author: Paul Doiron
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#47. Nature has decreed that for what men suffer by having to shave, be killed in battle, and eat the legs of chickens, women make amends by housekeeping, childbirth, and writing all the letters for both of them ... - Author: Jan Struther
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#48. Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#49. Life is writing. The sole purpose of mankind is to engrave the thoughts of divinity onto the tablets of nature. - Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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#50. I'm a writer who simply can't know what I'm writing about until the writing lets me discover it. In a sense, my writing process embraces the gapped nature of my memory process, leaping across spaces that represent all I've lost and establishing fresh patterns within all that remains. - Author: Floyd Skloot
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#51. Christ is the Word of God in person. The Bible is the Word of God in writing. Both are the Word of God in the words of men. Both have a human nature and a divine nature. - Author: Peter Kreeft
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#52. I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise. - Author: Daniel J. Rice
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#53. We are doing the most important possible work in the world when we open the door and reveal our creative nature.
It is the work of the Universe itself. - Author: Jacob Nordby
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#54. Our reality is influenced by our notions about reality, regardless of the nature of those notions - Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
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#55. The artist is always engaged in writing a detailed history of the future because he is the only person aware of the nature of the present. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#56. The truest art I would strive for in any work would be to give the page the same qualities as earth: weather would land on it harshly; light would elucidate the most difficult truths; wind would sweep away obtuse padding. - Author: Gretel Ehrlich
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#57. I sit watching until dusk, hypnotized. I think of the sea as continually sloshing back and forth, repetitive, but my psyche goes with the river- always loping downhill, purposeful, listening only to gravity. - Author: Ann Zwinger
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#58. A chronic poet should always be an inveterate nature-lover. - Author: Munia Khan
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#59. And like any dog, like any savage, I lay there enjoying myself, harming no man, selling nothing, competing not at all, thinking no evil, smiled on by the sun, bent over by the trees, and softly folded in the arms of the earth. - Author: John Stewart Collis
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#60. I know as well as thee that I am no poet born
It is a trade, I never learnt nor indeed could learn
If I make verses-'tis in spite
Of nature and my stars I write. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#61. Writing is nature's way of letting you know how sloppy your thinking is. - Author: Leslie Lamport
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#62. My true nature, I believe, is writing. - Author: Richard LaGravenese
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#63. Nietzsche himself was a great moralist; his writings abound with value judgments about individuals, character types, modes of thinking, and national traits. It is as if he develops immoralist psychology in order to tame his own nature, to keep his own greatest vice in check. - Author: John Carroll
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#64. Does the written word tame passions? Or subdue the forces of nature? Or does it find a harmony with the inhumanity of the universe? Or incubate a violence, held back but always ready to spring, to claw? - Author: Italo Calvino
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#65. Obviously this all gets tricky/complicated when your writing reveals so much of your private/intimate life, and the nature of writing on the Internet comes with a lot of focus on your "personal brand." - Author: Marie Calloway
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#66. I see harmony in everything. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#67. Most of my interests in terms of writing are dark, so it's discordant how much I try to lock into the vibe of wherever I'm at. Inhabiting the life of the imagination is the nature of survival strategy - you build yourself little worlds to enjoy. - Author: John Darnielle
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#68. Nature herself seems, I say, to take the pen out of his hand, and to write for him with her own bare, sheer, penetrating power. - Author: Matthew Arnold
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#69. That's something that seems to happen when I'm writing, where maybe things that don't necessarily make a lot of logical sense are put together, and yet we struggle to make sense of these things somehow. I'm not quite sure why that is; it's something about human nature, I guess. - Author: Kurt Wagner
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#70. Schiller writes in a letter [to Goethe, 17 December 1795] of a 'poetic mood'. I think I know what he means, I think I am familiar with it myself. It is the mood of receptivity to nature and one in which one's thoughts seem as vivid as nature itself. - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#71. The page is to the story as the seed is to the flower. - Author: Bankei Yotaku
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#72. There are occasions when you can hear the mysterious language of the Earth, in water, or coming through the trees, emanating from the mosses, seeping through the under currents of the soil, but you have to be willing to wait and receive. - Author: John Hay
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#73. It is human nature to look away from illness. We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality. That's why writing on the Internet has become a life-saver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected. And on the Web, my real voice finds expression. - Author: Roger Ebert
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#74. The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing. - Author: Brian Morton
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#75. How many writers still dare compare a woman to Nature, like Campion? - there is a garden in her face - how lovely ... - Author: John Geddes
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#76. At times, working in big cities far from nature, I have been sick with nesomania, and I think the reason is this: On the islands one has both the time and the inclination to communicate with the stars and the trees and the waves drifting ashore, one lives more intensely. - Author: James A. Michener
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#77. It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man. - Author: Pope Leo XIII
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#78. For me, travelling and drawing the world, experiencing as much as possible first hand, has been very important. Making notes, drawing and writing on the move, became second nature. - Author: Michael Foreman
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#79. The more genuinely creative [the writer] is, the more he will want his work to develop in accordance with its own nature, and to stand independent of himself - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#80. I think people who write programs do have at least a glimmer of extra insight into the nature of God ... because creating a program often means that you have to create a small universe - Author: Donald Knuth
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#81. When I am asked
how I began writing poems,
I talk about the indifference of nature. - Author: Lisel Mueller
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#82. I know Shakespeare said art is holding up a mirror to nature- but you're actually bending and refracting it through your interior dialogue ... - Author: John Geddes
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#83. This landscape is animate: it moves, transposes, builds, proceeds, shifts, always going on, never coming back, and one can only retain it in vignettes, impressions caught in a flash, flipped through in succession, leaving a richness of images imprinted on a sunburned retina. - Author: Ann Zwinger
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#84. If you are going to write, write about human nature. That is the only thing that doesn't date. - Author: William Faulkner
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#85. People cannot stand the saddest truth I know about the very nature of reading and writing imaginative literature, which is that poetry does not teach us how to talk to other people: it teaches us how to talk to ourselves. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#86. In any case, it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#87. The nature of immortality is a mystery,' he says, speaking so softly that we have to lean closer to hear.' But everything I know of writing and reading tells me that this is true. I have felt it in these shelves and in others. - Author: Robin Sloan
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#88. You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are. - Author: Joss Whedon
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#89. Well I've been writing books. So that, by its nature, is kind of a solitary occupation. And from time to time I have research help, but mostly I've done those completely on my own. - Author: Caroline Kennedy
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#90. As dawn leaks into the sky it edits out the stars like excess punctuation marks, deleting asterisks and periods, commas, and semi-colons, leaving only unhinged thoughts rotating and pivoting, and unsecured words. - Author: Ann Zwinger
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#91. Women govern us; let us render them perfect: the more they are enlightened, so much the more shall we be. On the cultivation of the mind of women depends the wisdom of men. It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men. - Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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#92. The density of the butterflies in the air now gave her a sense of being underwater, plunged into a deep pond among bright fishes. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#93. I didn't come in and say: "I'm a singer." I came into the band as a second guitar player and a vocalist, but not the songwriter. I had been writing poetry for years, so I sort of had the nature of the words. I felt like no one else could sing my lyrics, so I took a crack at it. - Author: Paul Banks
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#94. When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves, "To whom it may concern!" And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers. - Author: John Godfrey Saxe
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#95. The love for God is the love for nature. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#96. I love discussing the ins and outs of the collaborative nature of writing. - Author: Jim Rash
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#97. Dare to explore the beautiful places of the world. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#98. The Big Dipper wheels on its bowl. In years hence it will have stopped looking like a saucepan and will resemble a sugar scoop as the earth continues to wobble and the dipper's seven stars speed in different directions. - Author: Ann Zwinger
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#99. Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#100. Probably careful plotting reflects my personality. I am meticulous by nature. I can't imagine speed-writing anything that happens to pop into my head. - Author: William Landay
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