Inspiration #23

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything.

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It can also happen that the author will kill himself or herself writing. The only book that is worth writing is the one we don’t have the courage or strength to write. The book that hurts us (we who are writing), that makes us tremble, redden, bleed. It is combat against ourselves, the author; one of us must be vanquished or die.

I don’t want to write a true book; it’s the one I want to write: I tear it from myself.

~ Hélène Cixous, Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing


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