Why Write ?

Friday, September 30, 2005 | 09:50 AM

Terrific quote from Daniel Boorstin, who wrote 2 tomes that I really enjoyed -- The Discoverers, and The Creators -- over his years as Chief Librarian at the Library of Congress.

Here's the quote:

"Daniel Boorstin, the former librarian of Congress, used to rise at 5 each morning and write for two hours before going into the office.

"I write to discover what I think,"
he explained. "After all, the bars aren't open that early."

Mr. Boorstin's morning sessions were even more valuable than he realized. Writing not only clarifies what you already know; it is also an astonishingly effective way to learn something new."

Its so very true. When people ask me why I blog, the answer is that it helps me organize my thoughts, memorialize them, work them out.

In short, to discover what I think.

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Source:

Students Discover Economics in Its Natural State
ROBERT H. FRANK
NYT, September 29, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/business/29scene.html

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Great post... especially the part about the bars not being open that early.

Cheers,
John

Posted by: John Bott | Sep 30, 2005 11:16:29 AM

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