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Filipino Writers on Writing

Disyembre 7, 2009

Reflect on these quotes from some Filipino writers–poets, essayists, fictionists–about writing.

“Write the story that only you can write.”
– Francisco Arcellana-

“The writer has the advantage of a medium that can be contemplated many times over on the pages of a book or a magazine. The words lie on the page and the writer has an extended opportunity to imprint on his reader every meaning and nuance distilled from experience.”
– Bienvenido Lumbera –
The Filipino Writer and His Audience

“Go through the history of literature, and you will find that the greatest writers are ever those whose feet were planted solidly on the earth regardless of how high up in the clouds their heads might have been.”
-Literature and Society-

“The mind of a poet often performs miracles–a few coarse-grained words, apprehended become bullets and roses.”
– Amado V. Hernandez-
A Poem on Poetry,
trans. by E. San Juan Jr.

“They call us fools! the lowing herd
That never yet rang out a word
Vibrant with light like you and me
Who conjugate infinity!”
– Angela Manalang-Gloria-
In Defense of Poets

Source:http //74.125.153.13 /search?q=cache:Eif6aSb9lS8J:en.wikipilipinas.org/images/1/18/Wikizine_DEC07-web.pdf+misa-wikifilipino&cd=5&hl=tl&ct=clnk&gl=ph&client=firefox-a

Note: If you want to support and promote scholarly publications done by Filipino scholars and writers, check this website (http://www.ejournals.ph).

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