Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Quote of the Day (Pat Conroy, on Why ‘Good Writing is the Hardest Form of Thinking’)

“Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into lucid form, then forcing them into the tight-fitting uniform of language, making them visible and clear. If the writing is good, then the result seems effortless and inevitable. But when you want to say something life-changing or ineffable in a single sentence, you face both the limitations of the sentence itself and the extent of your own talent.” —Southern novelist Pat Conroy (1945-2016), My Reading Life (2010)

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