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Annie Dillard
“Let the grass die. I let almost all of my indoor plants die from neglect while I was writing the book. There are all kinds of ways to live. You can take your choice. You can keep a tidy house, and when St. Peter asks you what you did with your life, you can say, 'I kept a tidy house, I made my own cheese balls.”
Annie Dillard

Yukio Mishima
“I still have no way to survive but to keep writing one line, one more line, one more line...”
Yukio Mishima

Bernard Malamud
“Teach yourself to work in uncertainty.”
Bernard Malamud

Margaret Atwood
“All writers must go from now to once upon a time; all must take care not to be captured and held immobile by the past.”
Margaret Atwood

J.D. Salinger
“It's everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so — I don't know — not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and — sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way.”
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