"If you are destined to become a writer, you can’t help it. If you can help it, you aren’t destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn’t have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing."
"Wordplay hides a key to reality that the dictionary tries in vain to lock inside every free word."
This happens to me more and more these days…#amwriting
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- Plato was a bore. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
- Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal. ~Leo Tolstoy
- I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. ~Ernest Hemingway
- He (Hemingway) has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary. ~William Faulkner
- Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? ~Ernest Hemingway
- Hemingway was a jerk. ~Harold Robbins
- That’s not writing, that’s typing. ~Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac
- Truman Capote’s a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices. ~Gore Vidal
"As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. Having anybody watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly."