Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Citar - Novelists

Vincent van Gogh

For today's Sunday Citar with Fresh Mommy, I found these quotes from famous novelists:

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. - Margaret Atwood

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. - Honore de Balzac

Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it. - Toni Morrison

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. - Iris Murdoch

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

The van Gogh painting may not necessarily work for all these quotes, but I wanted to post this lovely picture anyway :)

Happy Sunday everyone!

28 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

I loved the quotes you chose!

~She Poet~ said...

To me the painting is a very nice touch. It goes along with the mood of the quotes. I loved every single one of them. They all express sincerity and passion for not just writing in and of itself but the art of humanity. Have a beautiful Sunday :)

shabby girl said...

It is a beautiful painting. It encourages thought, which is what quotes are all about. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

aforestfrolic said...

I love that last one!

Jamie :)

Jenna said...

Van Gogh goes with everything...

I love all your quotes especially the Iris Murdoch. =)

As always, I love to see what you are going to say or what lovelies you have posted as well...

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

These are super quotes! I'm mesmerized by van Gogh!

Marisa said...

Lovely quotes. I've read quite a few of Margaret Atwood's books and liked most of them. My daughter on the other hand started reading her works when she was 12 and is a true fan. I believe she has read everything she has published. Thanks for stopping over to my blog.

Judith Ellis said...

Oh, Kelly, you have shared such wonderful words from some of my favorite people and one of my favorite painters. I have read the letters of Van Gogh as well as a number of biographies which speak about the brilliance and passion of this dear soul. Thank you for the whole of the post, my sister, my friend.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

All wonderful quotes! Thank you! ♥

Herb of Grace said...

That Van Gogh is one of my favorite paintings... I need to find a print of it somewhere and find a place for it in my house. It always makes me smile to see it :)

antoinette marie said...

i'm lovin' that painting...that's probably cause i love van gough! blessings...

Beverley Baird said...

What great quotes. And Vincent's artwork is breath-taking!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

I really love the quote by Atwood. LIKE LOVE! :O) Sometimes it's mpt easy to find your voice whether it be speech or in writing. It requires bravery and is totally empowering. Thank you for sharing = I always enjoy your quotes.

Peach said...

LOVE Margaret Atwood! Thanks for visiting my blog, it's a Jack Kerouac quote...

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

☼¨`*•.♥Beautiful Quote♥.•*¨`☼

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Fresh Mommy said...

Great compilation of quotes.. I love the one about passion!!

:)

kisatrtle said...

Those are great. I'm so glad you shared these today. I needed to read them.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Gorgeous Van Gogh...and wonderful quotes!

Dan said...

Words are like leaves; and where they most abound,
Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. - Alexander Pope

Good quotes!

Vickie said...

I like the George Eliot quote. Had me nodding my head.

The painting works well with the post.

Caroline said...

Yes, Van Gogh goes with everything. Great quotes you chose today. Hope you have a great week!

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Great quotes and great painting!

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Teri said...

Van Gogh is perfect for every situation. Monet, also, I think. Beautiful.

Dan Felstead said...

Vincent would have been proud of the quotes you chose to represent his work!

Dan

Shanna said...

Those are all really nice quotes! Thank you for sharing!

Whimsical Creations said...

Lovely quotes!

Gerri said...

What powerful quotes. They do truly describe the magic of words. :)

Kim said...

I love the painting so I'm glad you posted it. I really like the Toni Morrison and Iris Murdoch quotes about writing. I think about writing all the time both doing it and the art of writing. I wish I was more dedicated to it.