Five Quotes about Writing – Part 1

suri hudstedt what i love

“Great books
are the ones
that are urgent,

the ones
that crack open
the reader’s skull
and heart.”

~ Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt- norsk/am. forfatter fra New York. Utkommet med ny bok på Aschehoug forlag.

— Siri Hustvedt is an American novelist and essayist. She has written a book of poetry, five novels, two books of essays, and several works of non-fiction. Siri Hustvedt, born 19 February 1955

Siri Hustvedt

3 thoughts on “Five Quotes about Writing – Part 1

  1. I agree with her statement. I think of great books as ‘old friends’ and I visit a few of them every year or two. I have a very few that I revisit often, just because the writing was outstanding.

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    • It is rare to find the books which become ‘old friends’ but they do exist. I have a few which live in my mind and heart, always wishing to be called to mind and visited now and again. Siri Hustvedt’s statement, just in the reading, cracks open the skull to the possibility and excitement of walking into the realms of the Great books, spending time in their parallel worlds and finding the power contained in using words in the Greatest way possible.

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