Worn

Famous quotes containing the word worn:

    No one can write a best seller by trying to. He must write with complete sincerity; the clich├ęs that make you laugh, the hackneyed characters, the well-worn situations, the commonplace story that excites your derision, seem neither hackneyed, well worn nor commonplace to him.... The conclusion is obvious: you cannot write anything that will convince unless you are yourself convinced. The best seller sells because he writes with his heart’s blood.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    My death from the wrists,
    two name tags,
    blood worn like a corsage
    to bloom
    one on the left and one on the right....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)