Monday Morning Inspiration #7

mmi-icon-new2“For love of domination we must substitute equality; for love of victory we must substitute justice; for brutality we must substitute intelligence; for competition we must substitute co-operation. We must learn to think of the human race as one family.”

– Bertrand Russell


  1. Lady Glamis 1 June 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I love that quote, Andrew!

    Unless a writer lives with a periodic delusion of his greatness, he will not continue writing. He must believe, against all reason and evidence, that the public will experience a catastrophic loss if he does not complete his novel. The public is just clamoring to give him his fame.
    – Leonard Bishop

  2. Andrew Blackman 2 June 2009 at 12:25 am

    That’s a good one too, m’lady – a little delusion definitely helps (as long as it’s only periodic, not permanent!).

    Hadn’t heard of Leonard Bishop before, but I see that he wrote a book “Dare to be a Great Writer: 329 keys to Powerful Fiction”. Have you read that? Is it any good?


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