Straightforward: Words from the Book of the Living

Curtis White, in response to the question “What do you think is the hardest thing about being a creative in this culture?” (North America, 2012):

Curtis White
from, Architectures of Possibility by Lance Olsen

and to “What’s the best advice you might offer a beginning writer?” (I just ‘slipped’ and typed “writher”!), he replied:

“So my best advice is to read Nietzsche until you understand him and go from there”

thank you Curtis White 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Straightforward: Words from the Book of the Living

  1. tocksin

    Who is Curtis White? Though we can read Nietzche until we are blue in the face and still not write a lick of sense.
    I like the beardered ink of you, at first I thought it was some Zen Bodhisattva, but maybe you are.

  2. Even Nietzsche himself from time to time 🙂
    I thought it was a quote for reactions…I much enjoyed White’s novel “Requiem,” but am picking up on some bitterness after many years attempting education in a creative writing department…
    She flatters me 🙂 I liked that quality of it as well, that quality of the PICTURE…art imbues I suspect

  3. tocksin

    I will put some time towards his writing when the chanced encounter occurs, just from what I noted briefly, he does stir interest.

  4. Anyone who ruffles feathers as much as Mr. N is worthy of a good read, ( though maybe in small doses!). He puts together some damned fine poetic imagery as well….

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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