September 10, 2007

Motivation on a Monday

“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.”

Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian, 1892-1971

3 comments:

Chrstina said...

I guess that means my query on Predator drone pilots must be worth doing, because I feel like it will never be completed (I've been struggling with too much info and too many interesting angles). I am hopeful, though!

Ralph Jean-Paul said...
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Dan said...

Here's some motivation from Millard Kaufman. He's 90 years old and just published his first book called Bowl of Cherries. (It's published by McSweeney's).

I guess I had this exalted view of fiction writing, that it was a higher art, but it’s really just like anything else — you sit your ass down and you write the goddamn thing