- Well, I didn't say them first, I
just repeat them to myself over and over again. My theory
of writing comes from poet Robert Lowell, "Yet, why not
say what happened?" And when I get to taking it all for
granted, I remember Betsy in Thornton Wilder's "Our
Town": "Do any human beings realize life while they live
it, every, every minute?"
- I like to quote John Wayne when
he said, "It's the truth, it don't have to mean
anything." I think what he meant is what Oregon Country
Beef has at their web site: "Truth is the Best
Marketing". When I'm feeling harried, I rely on Innkeeper
Butterbur in "Lord of the Rings": "I only know my own
name because people shout it at me all day long!"