Truth?

Ieri ho pubblicato un articolo dal titolo “Truth” (Verità)L’immagine però non corrispondeva esattamente alla verità, perché avevo capovolto la foto scattata al riflesso di alberi in un laghettoLa macchina fotografica aveva registrato la realtà passivamente, senza inganni. Ricordate ciò che aveva scritto Isherwood? “Sono una macchina fotografica con l’otturatore aperto, alquanto passivo, che registra, non… Read More Truth?

Truth

“The first casualty when war comes is truth: whenever an individual nation seeks to coerce by force of arms another, it … insists that it acts in self-defense” (1) American senator Hiram Johnson, born on 2 September 1866, said this in a speech, in 1918 during World War 1. He died on 6 August 1945,… Read More Truth

Wisdom

Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet born in St. Louis, Missouri on 8 August 1884 In 1918, she won the Columbia University Poetry Society Prize for her collection Love Songs.The prize was later officially renamed the Pulitzer Prize. after newspaper publisher Joseph PulitzerWeakened after a difficult bout with pneumonia, she died by suicide in… Read More Wisdom

Inspiration

Brenda Ueland, journalist, editor and writer was born on this day, 24 October 1891, and died in 1985She was a pioneer in creative writing, best known for her guide on writing “If You Want To Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit” (1938).According to her every human being is able to write well: “This… Read More Inspiration

Data

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Physician and writer, he created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 when he published “A Study in Scarlet”, the first of sixty mystery stories featuring the famous detective and his loyal assistant Dr. Watson. Here are three quotes from his novels, which I… Read More Data