“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”

‘We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.’

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”


 Ernest Hemingway

The writer’s gift (like Hemingway’s and Sadie Jones in her book Fallout) – like all great writers – is to leave us wanting so desperately to believe that the story will continue …without us, once the scenery has been cleared away.”

Bali, Indonesia (fromplaywithlife.org)

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“The writer’s gift (like Hemingway’s and Sadie Jones in her book Fallout) – like all great writers – is to leave us wanting so desperately to believe that the story will continue …without us, once the scenery has been cleared  away.”
 
from The Guardian