Quote of the Week: Jane Rule

“I’ve never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn't sew, I could think.”

Celebrated adopted Canadian author Jane Rule -- pictured at left in the 1970s -- died last night of complications due to liver cancer. She was 76. January Magazine remembers her here.

“Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better.”


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