If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken.
from Hugo (the movie)
Rather than seeing mindfulness and Buddhism as shaping my efforts on the page, what I’ve come to understand is that my lifelong pursuit of writing and creativity has helped to open me to the path of Buddhism. The innumerable lessons learned in struggling with my writing over the years has made me already aware (albeit in an inarticulate, subconscious way) of the simple wisdom of mindfulness and non-attachment presented in the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths.
Dinty W. Moore, The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life (forthcoming in May, 2012)
Note: this book will be full of inspiring quotes he has gathered from writers and Buddhists, and when it's out, we won't need this page any more!