Definition #361 Carried Away

self-caricature by Jeanne

self-caricature by Jeanne

Doris Lessing said,

“A writer falls in love with an idea and gets carried away.

A critic looks at the finished product and ignores the rush of a river that went into the writing,

which has nothing to do with the kind of temperate thoughts you have about it.

If you can imagine the sheer bloody pleasure of having an idea and taking it!

It’s one of the great pleasures in my life.”

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maryann
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 08:17:02

    Love the sentiment and how true!

    Reply

  2. jeannepoland
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 09:21:45

    My dear dear Maryann!

    Reply

  3. Catherine Johnson
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 10:34:49

    Wonderful!

    Reply

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