“I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.”
I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, “To hell with you.” ~ Saul Bellow
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
“If you’re not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”
“Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.”
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.