09-04-2020: The Art of Writing

Hello, for the third time today!

I promise I’ll stop sharing blog posts for the rest of the day 🙂

Third and final blog post of the day is another revived post from an older blog of mine – I hope you enjoy this post.

Writing is an essential part of life. Harbouring the power to change our world, the written word still holds such enchantment and discovery, despite the digital age.

Here, I share some inspirational words from fantastical writers…

Anna Sewell, author of my all-time favourite book Black Beauty, made such an impact with her work that it led to improvements in equine welfare; such as removal of the ‘bearing rein’ and inspired the provision of water troughs for over-worked horses in Victorian towns/cities.

“Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody’s business to interfere when they see it.”

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”

“There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast it is all a sham.”

“Master said, God had given men reason, by which they could find out things for themselves; but he had given animals knowledge which did not depend on reason, and which was much more prompt and perfect in its way, and by which they had often saved the lives of men.”

Nobody will ever forget the changes inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. A civil rights activist, he believed in non-violent protest – succeeding in changing perspectives and encouraging equality.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream…”

J.K.Rowling, famous for creating the wizarding world of Harry Potter, is one of the most influential authors of our time! Her words inspire that hard work and dedication make dreams come true.

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

“You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.”

“I believe in hard work and luck, and the first often leads to the second.”

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

Roald Dahl’s stories have been captivating the imagination of children for generations. Everyone can remember their favourite story of his.

“You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double-chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Although not an author, Macklemore’s lyricism is fantastic. When you cut through the surrounding profanity and filler, listening to lyrics uncovers surprisingly insightful depth within the words.

“No law is gonna change us, we have to change us. Whatever God you believe in, we come from the same one. Strip away the fear underneath it’s all the same love.”

“The quickest way to happiness? Learning to be selfless. Ask more questions. Talk about yourself less.”

“I might not be the same but that’s not important. No freedom ’til we’re equal, damn right I support it.”

“The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint. The greats were great because they paint a lot.”

It is an ultimate dream of mine that my own words might one day make a difference to the world for the better too 🙂

What writing most inspires you?

Please keep creating – I’m going to <3

Best wishes,


D.E. Kendall

Author, Pawrent, Tea-Drinker.

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