Monday, June 07, 2010

What's on your banner?..

"[Elizabeth] Bishop explains: 'Henry James once said that he who would aspire to be a writer must inscribe on his banner the one word: Loneliness ... You might have 'susceptibility' on your banner, and yet never get down a decent sentence. The bitter lesson is that you might undergo all the suffering prescribed for the writing apprenticeship, and still never take creative flight..."

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