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!

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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!