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An upheaval in the author’s soul

30 August 2013

Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.

Robert Benchley


7 Comments to “An upheaval in the author’s soul”

  1. Nice! We are all cynics at heart!

  2. Robert Benchley was one of the great unappreciated humorists of American history.

  3. hard to say such, once you’ve been to war

    just my .02

  4. Into each life – authorly or other – rain must fall. C’mon! As someone else already said here at TPV today, nobody gets out alive. We all become people of sorrow at one time or another.

  5. Great. It’s been too long since I was told that authors are worthless unless they’re suffering. 😀

  6. Ha! Funny quote. 🙂

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