Donna Trussell

Writer in Kansas City

Fiction writer. Poet. Former journalist. From Texas. Ovarian cancer survivor: 15 years.

The great thing about Texans is they embrace their dark sides. The terrible thing about Texans is they embrace their dark sides.

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The sunset is beautiful beyond compare, but alas the evening is nigh! ~ Chinese verse

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. ~ Che Guevara

I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn't send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came. ~ Stephen Hawking

Every day a songwriter rows out into the deep waters in search of his own personal Loch Ness monster. ~ Paul Westerberg

Kashgar lies where the maps in people's minds dissolve. ~ Colin Thubron

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. ~ Vincent van Gogh

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. ~ Denis Diderot

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

I'd like to write some songs that are so good that nobody understands them. Including me. ~ Townes Van Zandt

We are the children of Dionysus, sailing in a barrel and not recognizing any authority. ~ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot

  • Work
    • Retired
  • Education
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Texas at Austin