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Fitzgerald on writers

Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It’s like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying—only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon

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Bennett on doing the impossible

The history of literature is nothing but the performance by authors of feats which the best experience had declared could not be performed.–Arnold Bennett

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