5 Great Quotes on (Writing with) Responsibility

As a warm up to this month’s theme here’s a selection of quotes on writing with responsibility:

You are not only responsible for what you say, but what you do not say ~ Martin Luther

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs ~ Joan Didion

(I knew there was a close connection to the theme of respect - I like the way it’s expressed here, don’t you?)

I try to live what I consider a “poetic existence.” That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work. ~ Maya Angelou

In times like these men should utter nothing for which they would not be willingly responsible through time and in eternity. ~ Abraham Lincoln

(A good reminder that this isn’t the only time we’ve been living through times like these…)

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~ Bob Dylan

If you’ve any more quotes on (writing with) responsibility, please do share!

Thanks for all your thoughtful responses to the opening post on writing with respect. Much food for thought there and I’ll start exploring the theme ‘properly’ once I have a little more time and internet access early next week.

I hope you’ll excuse the ‘easy’ route of going with some quotes as a warm up rather than opening with something meaty, but I just didn’t have the time this week to explore the ideas properly. Back with more substance soon!