Write Straight to the Heart

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

~Maya Angelou

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7 Responses to “Write Straight to the Heart”


  1. 1 Alison Doherty May 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

    What a lovely quote. She was a genius.

  2. 2 LiamDNolan May 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Such a phenomenal woman!

  3. 3 stranglingmymuse May 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I agree, Alison and Liam! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    ~Sandy

  4. 4 plaintain1 May 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Totally agree that this is a wonderful quote. Her quotes are similar to Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way

  5. 6 davecenker June 2, 2014 at 5:44 am

    This quote exactly captures those pieces of literature that grab my attention. I begin to read, focusing on the words, melding together to form a sentence, then a paragraph, page, and chapter. And at some point, those works that ultimately become the life-changing ones transform from words to feelings. There are no longer words on a page. Rather, the space between the words wraps itself around you and does not let go. It is the most amazing part of reading in the world, and it is what drives me to attempt to do the same with my own writing in my own unique way. Thank you for sharing and best wishes for an inspired day ;-)

    • 7 stranglingmymuse June 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Beautifully put, Dave! I have the same experience with reading — and with writing, when I’m in flow.

      ~Sandy


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