Singing is an unparalleled channel for communication. The power and emotion of music coupled with a syntactical message — what could be better? (As a singer, I’m rather biased.)
“All education is self-education. A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you an education.” ~Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods
My writing professor always echoed this idea from L’Amour’s book, and I’ll probably never forget the lesson: Students are responsible for taking hold of their own education.
Rather a long quote, but this poem is definitely worth repeating in full.
Accessed from www.poetryfoundation.org
“The best of us sometimes get exasperated with the complexities of using English well. Believe me, it’s worth the effort. Life might be easier if we all spoke Latin. But the quirks, the surprises, the ever-changing nature of English — these are the differences between a living language and a dead one.” ~Patricia T. O’Conner, Woe is I
“The surface of a river is alive with lights and reflections, the breaking of foam over rocks, but underneath that dazzle it is going somewhere. We should expect as much from an essay: the shimmer and play of mind on the surface and in the depths a strong current.” ~Scott Russell Sanders, “The Singular First Person”
“Hanging around language, seeing what tricks it can perform, is a crucial fascination for the poet.” ~Robert Wallace, Writing Poems