Thursday, February 26, 2004

Thoughts to Frame the Day

"Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings."
--W.H. Auden

"I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next. I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years."
--V.S. Naipaul, from his Nobel literature prize acceptance speech


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