Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Quote of the Day (S.J. Perelman, on the Effort of Writing)

“I generally feel astonished at whatever I put down in the first place. The effort of writing seems more arduous all the time. Unlike technicians who are supposed to become more proficient with practice, I find I’ve grown considerably less articulate.”—Humorist and Oscar-winning screenwriter (Around the World in 80 Days) S.J. Perelman (1904-1979), interviewed by George Plimpton & William Cole, “The Art of Fiction No. 31,” The Paris Review, Summer-Fall 1963 issue

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