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“Part of the trouble is that I've never properly understood that some disasters accumulate, that they don't all land like a child out of an apple tree.”
“The only justification for writing a novel is that it should be wonderful. Adequate is inadequate.”
“I sit and pass judgment on myself: this is dull, this is unclear, this is insignificant: ergo I am dull, I am unclear, I am insignificant.”
Janet Burroway, U.S. writer