Northern Drawl

Category: Quotables

The Descent


No defeat is made up entirely of defeat — since

the world it opens is always a place formerly unsuspected. A

world lost, a world unsuspected, beckons to new places

and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory

of whiteness.

Words: William Carlos Williams : The Descent

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I never went to college — I don’t believe in college for writers. The thing is very dangerous. I believe too many professors are too opinionated and too snobbish and too intellectual, and the intellect is a great danger to creativity … because you begin to rationalize and make up reasons for things, instead of staying with your own basic truth — who you are, what you are, what you want to be. I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads “Don’t think!” You must never think at the typewriter — you must feel. Your intellect is always buried in that feeling anyway.

– Ray Bradbury