Monday, January 17, 2011

Meandering while we wander . . .

Today is the birthday of William Edgar Stafford (January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993), poet.

"I have woven a parachute out of everything broken."
- William Edgar Stafford

"Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why."
William Edgar Stafford

"The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found."
- William Stafford

"A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them."
William Edgar Stafford

"Everyone is born a poet - a person discovering the way words sound and work, caring and delighting in words. I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is: Why did other people stop?"
William Edgar Stafford

"Between roars the lion purrs."
William Edgar Stafford

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