Charles Martin on Writing


“Of the six million species on the planet, only man makes language. Words.  What’s more – in evidence of the Divine – we string symbols together and then write them down, where they take on a life of their own and breathe outside of us.”

Charles Martin – Unwritten

What a beautiful thought:  Words take on a life of their own and breathe outside of us.

Is it true?

Betsy and Laurie

4 Comments on Charles Martin on Writing

  1. Tracey
    January 30, 2014 at 9:18 am (6 years ago)

    That is a beautiful thought.

  2. nataliescarberry
    January 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Yes, I do think it’s true. Interestingly enough, I had already worked up a blog entry for my site tomorrow with a poem written by a recently deceased blogging friend in which she talks about the necessity of getting her words on paper. Now I will add the quote you cited by Charles Martin to introduce it. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • Writing Sisters
      January 31, 2014 at 5:18 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Natalie, Looking forward to your post.


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