Some of my favorite inspirations for writing and for life

My business is circumference.
                 Emily Dickinson, title page


The imagination only works when the mind is in a state of doubt.
                   David Jauss


One always walks in this valley of the shadow of doubt, doubt that haunts the believer even in the moment of the deepest affirmation of faith.  At the same time, doubt points to the ultimate mystery of God.  The finite cannot contain the infinite after all.  That is the meaning of God’s silence.  
                 Fumitaka Matuoka, The Christology of Shusaku Endo


What aspect of your life are you willing to endanger for the sake of art?
                 David Shields / Poets & Writers interview Jan/Feb 2015


Reading completes the act of literature.
                  Joe Milazzo


Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Albert Einstein