“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive;
but it is the lightning that does the work.” Mark Twain, 1908
“Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as
the earth and the sun.” Emerson, 1870
“Words were medicine; they were magic and invisible.
They came from nothing into sound and meaning.
They were beyond price; they could neither be bought
nor sold.” N. Scott Momaday
“I am a writer who came of a shattered life. A sheltered life
can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts
from within.” Eudora Welty, 1984