Monday Quote

Here is a quote for those of us who find ourselves today or tomorrow weighed down by anguish and despair and notions of failure.  Those of us who stay indoors and isolate ourselves in order to produce work we hope will be read and well-received, possibly lauded.

He is ready to write, he is fully equipped.  His fountain pen is comfortably full, the house is quiet, the tobacco and the matches are together, the night is young and we shall leave him in this pleasurable situation and gently steal out, and close the door, firmly push out of the house, as we go, the monster of grim commonsense that is lumbering up the step to whine that the book is not for the general public, that the book will never, never – and right then, just before it blurts out the word s,e and double – l, false commonsense must be shot dead.  – Vladimir Nabokov

And here, a reminder that it is lovely outside…



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