Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Posts Tagged ‘Eudora Welty

Quote of the Day

with one comment

Making reality real is art’s responsibility. It is a practical assignment, then, a self-assignment: to achieve, by a cultivated sensitivity for observing life, a capacity for receiving its impressions, a lonely, unremitting, unaided, unaidable vision, and transferring this vision without distortion to it onto the pages of a novel, where, if the reader is so persuaded, it will turn into the reader’s illusion.

Eudora Welty, “Place in Fiction”

Written by nevalalee

November 5, 2018 at 7:30 am

Quote of the Day

leave a comment »

Eudora Welty

I never found out the moon didn’t come up in the west until I was a writer and Herschel Brickell, the literary critic, told me after I misplaced it in a story. He said valuable words to me about my new profession: “Always be sure you get your moon in the right part of the sky.”

Eudora Welty

Written by nevalalee

February 25, 2015 at 7:30 am

%d bloggers like this: