Natalie Goldberg Quote

First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in the realm of second and third thoughts, thoughts on thought, twice and three times removed from the direct connection of the first fresh flash.


Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (1986)

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in...

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in...

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in...

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in...