Thursday, January 30, 2014

"The things that your books make happen"

“Write about what you really care about.…
Write about what truly matters to you
not just things to catch the eye of the world
but things to touch the quick of the world
the way they have touched you to the quick.…
Write not just with wit and eloquence
and style and relevance
but with passion.
Then the things that your books make happen
will be things worth happening
things that make the people who read them
a little more passionate themselves for their pains…
a little more alive, a little wiser,
a little more beautiful, a little more understanding,
in short a little more human.…”

Frederick Buechner, from The Clown in the Belfry
(emphasis mine)


  1. On Facebook, even Frederick Buechner hit the "Like" button!! :)