You will be amazed at how some of the quotes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland can apply to writers and their creative life.
- “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then” – as writers we dive in and out of character’s minds, have a daily love / hate relationship with our creative work and somedays live inside our heads. We are different people every day. I think this quote sums up being a writer.
- “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” – sigh! We make up stories, agonise for hours over the word order of one small sentence and have conversations with fictional people who live in our heads – yep we are all mad here!
- “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Oh my goodness – this quote screams ‘WRITER!’ – who hasn’t believed six impossible things about their writing before breakfast? Or is this just me? Sigh!
- “I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?” – as a writer I am constantly saying this!
- “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – writing helps us fight this battle.
- “Birds of a feather flock together” – I am just going to writer friends and how we all flock together (on Twitter!)
- “I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole—and yet—and yet—it’s rather curious, you know” – just like how you feel after you emerge from writing a new story. Read my post on rabbit holes and story ideas.
- “It’s always tea-time.” – it is when we are procrastinating or in need of a caffeine fix!
Have a great day!
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