Do you know any dead strangers who you consider intimate friends? People who speak to your soul from the past? I have a few.
This gray, crazy haired Albert Einstein, with his giant wiry mustache and kind eyes, speaks directly to my core and his words and ideas inspire me. Not only was he a genius in physics, but also in living a noble life. I feel like I know him, like he's a friend with great advice.
Albert had a birthday last week, and I have been thinking about his life lessons lately. I noticed this morning that if you take his ideas out of context and apply them to writing, they are brilliant. He understands the writer as well as anybody even though he was not much of a writer himself. Why not learn writing from a genius?
Einstein never taught explicitly about writing, but in speaking of talent, genius, and the creative mind, he provides sound advice for those of us plugging away endlessly at the keyboard.
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Before you go, let me know what you think. What inspires you as a writer? Are there any Einstein quotes you would add to my list?
By Darin L. Hammond
Writer for ZipMinis and owns ZipMinis Freelance Writing.
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