Wise Words from a Personal Icon

“You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.” “The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist,” Anne Truitt observed in her ceaselessly insightful diaries, “is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one’s own most intimate sensitivity.” But if locating…

via Annie Dillard on What It Takes to Be a Writer and Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Animating Force of Art — Brain Pickings

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