Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wellington Writers Walk

We all love going on holiday, and I am on holiday right now. But I haven't gone anywhere. I've got two freinds from overseas coming to visit, so I thought I would take the opportunity to have a holiday in my own city.

When I used to work in the city, I always walked past this slab of concrete that said: "It's true you can't live here by chance, you have to do and be, not simply watch or even describe. This is the city of action, the world headquarters of the verb." And I recently discovered that it is one of 15 concrete slabs, containing quotes about Wellington by well-known New Zealand writers, scattered along the waterfront which were put there as part of the NZ Festival of the Arts in 2002. So yesterday I ambled along the waterfront before lunch in search of these quotes. One day I will find the rest, but for now, here are the ones I found:

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