white hot & passionate.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."— Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors and people. I would like to have walked and talked in an apple orchard with him (partially because of Danny the Champion of the World), or sat on the seashore skipping stones for just an hour. His life is brilliant and sad and full and fascinating and his words feel like home. They are some of the biggest pieces of my childhood and some of the reasons I love writing and words and stories so much today.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I've never read any Roald Dahl but that quote is soooo good. :)