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#AtoZChallenge – I – Kazuo Ishiguro Quote

author quotation for A to Z Blogging Challenge

Wondering what the hell the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about? Catch up by reading this post.


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AGREE! AGREE! What do I know about the post-civil war America of the new novel I am teasing during the 26 day madness also known as the A to Z Challenge? Some things, of course. But what I don’t know I can learn. It is called research. What if Margaret Mitchell hadn’t tried to write Gone With the Wind, or Herman Melville hadn’t imagined Moby Dick? Katrina you have captured some great quotes.

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Comment by Joe Owens

I’m so glad you like them! 🙂

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Comment by Katrina

This is why you’re divergent. And this is also why I appreciate this blog. Wasn’t sure what your thoughts about this were, but am glad you’re sharing this.

Was recently listening to someone whose helped me a bit about this subject, and he said the very same things. Instantly they resonated, although had a feeling that its not what some would call “conventional wisdom”. Either way, felt that it was right as it struck a cord.

Anyways, the quote couldn’t be more precise. It’s almost like saying, don’t go into the unknown, because by its very nature, it is unknown. Therefore, its safer, you know, in the known. THAT’S THE MOST BORING LOAD OF CRAP I EVER HEARD!!! Some [if not most, or all?] of the greatest novels and books ever written, wouldn’t have been written if those individuals chose to stick to “what they know”.

Didn’t mean to tangent on yah, but this subject is a passion of mine. Thanks!

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Comment by BreakawayConsciousness

Makin’ me blush over here! Thank you so much for the compliment(s). And for reblogging. You rock.

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Comment by Katrina

Reblogged this on TheBreakAway and commented:
#Quotes #Truth #Writing #Imagination #Creativity

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Comment by BreakawayConsciousness

Love this quote! It’s so true.

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Comment by dianatierney3

Isn’t it though? I’m glad you dig it!

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Comment by Katrina

I have learned so much while writing my book. I knew nothing about Brazilian history or what life is like while on the run from the law. I feel that if you learn while you write you grow as an author.

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Comment by dianatierney3

I completely agree.

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Comment by Katrina

One of the luminaries of computer science in the past century epitomized Ishiguro’s attitude. When Jeffrey Ullman wanted to learn about a subfield unfamiliar to him, he would write an introductory textbook for it. He expected to learn it in the crucible of explaining it. Several such textbooks proved highly successful.

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