The only way you can write the truth…

“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.” – MARGARET ATWOOD

“If the artist does not fling himself, without reflecting, into his work, as Curtis flung himself into the yawning gulf, as the soldier flings himself into the enemy’s trenches, and if, once in this crater, he does not work like a miner on whom the walls of his gallery have fallen in; if he contemplates difficulties instead of overcoming them one by one… he is simply looking on at the suicide of his own talent.” – HONORE DE BALZAC

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4 Responses to The only way you can write the truth…

  1. Ms. Moon says:

    That is completely awesome.

  2. Angella says:

    absolutely stunning truths!

  3. rachvb says:

    I love this too. We can be brave! =) xoxo

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