The Quotidian, December 17 ~ Live the Width of Life as Well

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~ Diane Ackerman (born October 7, 1948)

Diane Ackerman is an award-winning American author of poems, essays, and books on natural history. She is well known for her book A Natural History of the Senses (1990).

[Source for quotation: Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations, edited by Sy Safransky (1990), page 20. Date and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed December 16, 2010.]

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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One Response to The Quotidian, December 17 ~ Live the Width of Life as Well

  1. ‘And the depth’ I might add. A beautiful quote!
    write on!
    Carolyn

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