Last evening, I was going through some writing inspiration articles on Stumbleupon, and found a beautiful quote by Kurt Vonnegut, an award-winning author. The quote was was taken from his address to the students at Xavier High School in New York.
Apparently as a part of an assignment, all the students of the school had to write letters to their celebrity heroes. Taking a step further, they not only wrote it, but also sent it the addressees. But out of all the celebrities who were addressed, only Kurt Vonnegut responded.
What he wrote is relevant to everybody who indulges in some or the other kind of creative endeavor. This is what he wrote:
“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”
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Isn’t it true? Writing Inspiration.
More than anything else, isn’t it the satisfaction of creating something new we crave for when we write? The satisfaction of writing something, pouring our heart out, seeing our emotions being converted to words and lines and then ultimately to an entire write-up. More than what you write, it is why you write that matters. The writing inspiration that fills your heart.
A priceless creative satisfaction fills our hearts when we complete a write-up and hit publish.
This final product is more than just ink on paper, or pixels on screen. It is a piece of our soul, a reflection of our character that extends beyond the confines of our physical limitations and reaches to the hearts and souls of thousands of people around us. As echoed by Rainer Maria Mike, writing is a soulful exercise, something which needs deep introspection, which comes from looking inside, which comes when we love what we are doing.
Isn’t this just divine?
I felt really good after reading this quote. So decided to share with you guys. I hope you all like it. 🙂
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Note: Kurt Vonnegut is an award winning American author who wrote many best selling novels. Many of the contemporary authors like Haruki Murkami site his work as a major influence during their forming years.