So, brace yourselves, a lot of posts are coming. And stuff.
I found this quote which I really liked. I believe it’s from an interview William Faulkner gave to the Paris Review, if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, it goes like this:
“All of us failed to match our dream of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. In my opinion, if I could write all my work again, I am convinced that I would do it better, which is the healthiest condition for an artist. That’s why he keeps on working, trying again; he believes each time that this time he will do it, bring it off. Of course he won’t, which is why this condition is healthy.”
This reminded me of something Hemingway said. “For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.”
Okay, enough quotes for today. Continue reading