Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works.
—Susan B. Anthony
"The overall lesson is this—and it’s not necessarily how I think the world should be, or wish the world would be. It’s purely practical: that if you’re a writer, even a very talented and hardworking writer, writing must be its own reward, or you’re going to have a rough time….”
This is so cool! It’s all the things that this writer/playwright has ever been rejected from, with some cool stats too. And she sounds like she’s overall really successful!
If I hadn’t wasted so much time building and chasing cows,” he confesses, “I could have written a whole lot more. But what the hell, that’s how it was.
—John Graves, quoted in Texas Monthly