Powerful hearts

Rembrandt and Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Gauguin, possessed, I believe, powerful hearts, not powerful wills. They loved the range of materials they used. The work’s possibilities excite them; the field’s complexities fired their imaginations. The caring suggested the tasks; the tasks suggested the schedules. They learned their fields and then loved them.

— Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

I just acquired this book, but I haven’t read it (or any of Dillard’s work) yet; I’m looking forward to it!

This is Weekly Geeks day 2. Here’s my quote from day 1.


7 responses to “Powerful hearts

  1. Excellent quote!

  2. Great quote!

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