Quotes to like or puzzle over: “There comes a time when you realize that everything is a dream, and only those things preserved in writing have any possibility of being real.” ― James Salter, All That Is
“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Doris Lessing
And why do we wait to be told? Told anything. As if we need permission to be, to believe, to become. Someone else said, “It is never too late to become what you were meant to be.” (Jung, I believe, tho others are also credited with the quote.)
“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”
—Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing (1919 – 2013)
There are authors whom I am always going to “get to.” And some authors who say the things I need to hear at just the right time. Sometimes those things come together in one author. And so here we have that in Doris Lessing. Guess I’ll needs get around to the Doris Lessing body of work. At least The Golden Notebook.
But for now any books will have to wait. Anything at all outside the normal day needs will have to wait. It’s the car thing, the car thing that so became the money thing. Yesterday’s dues.