*Writing is a fine thing*
"Writing is a fine thing, because it combines the two
pleasures of talking to yourself and talking to a crowd.
If you were able to write without making any alteration,
without revising, without republishing, would your
pleasure be increased? The ideal method is to polish yourself;
calmly and quietly to set about making yourself into a crystal."
May 4, 1946
*The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950*
Walker and Company, 1961
translated by A, E, Murch