You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?
It’s always the dead or alive part that gets me. Does this mean that they’ll come back to life just for my dinner party? Will it be a zombie dinner party? Or will they be ghosts? I’m probably overthinking this…
I would want Harper Lee, Brandon Sanderson, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ghandi, Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitane, John Lennon and Elizabeth Gilbert at my dinner party. I would want us all to sit on the floor on comfy cushions where the the focus of the evening was just genuine conversation. We could talk about books, faith, humanity and the creative spirit.
I probably wouldn’t say much because I would just be so enthralled to hear each one of their opinions on so many topics.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
The more limitations you put on a character, often times the better a character you’ll make them, the more interesting the story becomes because the character can’t simply wave a hand and make something happen. They have to work within the framework.
I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.
-Joan of Arc
Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits.
-Eleanor of Aquitaine
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.
Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.