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William Saroyan

You abandon most readily those works that have no destination other than your own wishes; there is no editor or producer standing there waiting for them… I’ve told every young writer I know to do the job all the way through even if they think it’s no good. Then they’ll have the precedent of having… Continue reading William Saroyan

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Federico García Lorca

If you ask me why I wrote “A thousand tambourines of crystal, wounded the light of daybreak –Mil panderos di cristal, herían la madruga,” I will tell you that I saw them in the hands of trees and angels, but I cannot say more: I cannot explain their meaning. And that is how it should… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Hélène Cixous

But, regardless of gender, the writer must write about love…love which is our fate, [a] twisted thing, tortuous, delicate, eager, insatiable, the best, and worst thing, the junction point between everything and nothing, the oxymoronic knot of all existence, love which makes cattle meat of us — Hélène Cixous

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Oscar Wilde

Only one thing remains infinitely fascinating to me, the mystery of moods. To be master of these moods is exquisite, to be mastered by them more exquisite still. Sometimes I think that the artistic life is a long and lovely suicide, and am not sorry that it is so. And much of this I fancy… Continue reading Oscar Wilde

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