Thursday, April 19, 2012

Picture Me Nodding Emphatically

"Emily, why do you want to write?" [asked Mr. Carpenter] "Give me your reason."

"I want to be famous and rich," said Emily coolly.

"Everybody does. Is that all?"

"No. I just love to write."

"A better reason--but not enough--not enough. Tell me this--if you knew you would be poor as a churchmouse all your life--if you knew you'd never have a line published--would you still go on writing--would you?"

"Of course I would," said Emily disdainfully. "Why, I have to write--I can't help it... I've just got to."

~Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery

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