Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Potent Quotables

I stumbled upon this goodie in The Writer's Almanac a few days back:

"So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery."

--Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own (1929)


  1. If you can't be true to yourself in your own room (blog), where can you be? :-) Nice post.

  2. Thanks for sharing. It is so perfectly and absolutely true.