Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Butterfly of the moment

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Vita Sackville-West

1 comment:

jem said...

Oh my! I've so often talked about catching and pinning moments to the page. And here is someone else who sees it in the same way.

Another quote to write in the front of my notebook!