Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Written by nevalalee

May 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

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  1. I don’t think I agree, but I like the cynicism.

    yeltnuh

    May 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

  2. For what it’s worth, here’s the full quote:

    “Not so long ago, it was acceptable to be an amateur poet or essayist. Nowadays if one does not make some money (however pitifully little) out of writing, it’s considered to be a waste of time. It is taken as downright shameful for a man past twenty to indulge in versification unless he receives a check to show for it. And unless one has great talent, it is indeed useless to write hoping to achieve great profit or fame. But it is never a waste to write for intrinsic reasons…”

    nevalalee

    May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am


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