Edward Abbey: on writing books

Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.

–From a 1976 letter to Frederick W. hills, editor in chief at McGraw-Hill, as quoted in Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast.

I can just imagine, Ed. Thanks for taking the effort.

2 Responses

    • Thanks! Reminds me of another I like: “I hate writing, I love having written” – I believe the attribution to Dorothy Parker, although you’ll find it all over the internet variously attributed…

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