Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining … researching … talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
It’s never too late to be who you might have been.
I was watching The Day After Tomorrow last night and Dennis Quaid’s character made a grammatical error (yes, I can be a freakin’ grammar geek sometimes. I try not to be too anal about it). He asked the question, “How much further do we have to go?” What his character should have asked is “How much farther do we have to go?”
Farther = actual distance. When father is used it means actual physical distance.
Further = definition of degree/depth, or metaphorical distance. It is a time, degree, or quantity.
Remember it this way …
Farther has the word “far” in it relating to distance, actual distance that is.
Further has the word “fur” in it as in “thick fur” or depth/degree.
I know it sounds a bit silly but it works.
Examples of further:
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.