Monday, August 11, 2014

On Freedom, Briefly (from Jody Feldman)

Perhaps my favorite quote combining freedom and creativity uses neither word.

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.”

– Juan Ramon Jimenez, Nobel Prize-winning poet

Why do I love it?
It’s what I always strive to do, figuratively.
And do, literally.
Brainstorming sheet from as-yet uncompleted manuscript.

9 comments:

  1. Great quote and love how you take it literally!

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    1. It's the way I've always worked. (You should have seen my notes in school.)

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  2. Thanks for the quote! Love. it. and it is exactly what I have been doing for a couple of months now. I even use sketch books to take notes at conferences.

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    1. I love sketch books, but rarely get them. I do have a ream of 17" x 11" plain paper which is my go-to, brainstorming stock. For some reason, it frees me.

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  3. I love things and thoughts that turn the normal upside down. Thanks Jody!

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    1. When I found it, it felt like an attagirl, that I might be onto something.

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  4. I'm a lined paper girl myself, but loved this, anyway!

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