Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, February 4, 2011 5:49 am

Quote of the Day

Filed under: Quote Of The Day — Lex @ 5:49 am

… from novelist/playwright/journalist Roger Rosenblatt, on PBS’s “NewsHour”:

We write to make suffering endurable, evil intelligible, justice desirable and love possible. And I can elaborate on those things.

But the most important is love. That after all the suffering, all the injustice, all the evil that one sees in the world, if you can rise above it and make it beautiful, and thus lovable then that’s worth a life.

Well, three out of four ain’t bad.

There’s a reason Paul wrote that of faith, hope and love, the greatest is love. Cynical though I am, I think that humans are so hard-wired to love that love would be possible with or without writing.

But the other three? As long as suffering and evil exist and justice is delayed or denied, writers will always have a job … and this blog will always have a mission.


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