Like many writers, if not most, I collect sayings, quotes, and thoughts about writing to use as inspiration and/or affirmation. The current notebook I’m using to compile them is now full, so I thought I would offer a saying a day in ‘The Prompter Room’ in the hope they will serve as inspiration to others. Most of this collection is and will be about writing in some way, but there are others about creativity in general.
As the collection grows, I will set up a separate page with the same title that compiles them into one document for easier reference. Please let me know if you have some of your own to share with others. Perhaps, too, we can start some discussions about those that particularly speak to you in some way.
If the title feels a little familiar, you might remember the old children’s television show The Romper Room. I hope, then, this will be a place where we can play and learn and have fun. The Prompter Room is also a nod to Virginia Woolf’s assertion that every woman needs a room of her own, so perhaps this feature will serve as your room, or part of it, whether you’re a man or a woman.
Today’s quote, the first for The Prompter Room, is something I found in Rollo May’s The Cry for Myth:
‘If my devils are taken away, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.’
— Rainer Maria Rilke, after his only session of psychotherapy