Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Favourite Quotes #1

I love to write. I'm not saying I'm particularly good at it but it makes me happy, which would explain why I plough on with this blogging malarkey when I've got a hundred and one other things I should be doing. That is why this quote from Henry Rollins (from punk band Black Flag but also a poet, actor, activist... you name it, he'll do it!) is so poignant for me:

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you” 

What image does this conjure for you? For some reason it resonates on a personal level but it also makes me think about human oppression and how for some people just receiving a letter can change their whole outlook and give them hope.

Amnesty's Individuals at Risk campaign strives to protect those directly experiencing human rights abuses. You can find out more and get involved here. Your love of writing might just help someone.

8 comments:

  1. what a lovely quote, i feel the same i love writing and always love come to my blog to let off my steam!
    www.mybubbaandme.com

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  2. such a lovely quote, i love writing too it helps me to switch of! (:

    L x

    www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin'

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  3. This is such a lovely quote, to me it highlights the importance of telling stories about the world so other people know. I love to write too, I used to want to be an author haha!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I'd still love to be an author but have no story ideas! :(

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  4. My mind is always on blogging/writing sharing experiences, just finding time is hard. Such a good quote.

    meimei xx

    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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  5. What an amazing quote!! very inspiring for sure :)

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  6. Such a lovely quote!

    Alisha-jade.blogspot.co.uk

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