Saturday, October 12, 2013

Quote of the Day (John Steinbeck, on the ‘Discipline of the Written Word’)

“The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty. A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you.”—John Steinbeck quoted in “John Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction No. 45,” interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank Crowther, The Paris Review, Fall 1975

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