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Writing is a humbling occupation – Paul Auster Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Dunce's CapEach book is a new book. I’ve never written it before and I have to teach myself how to write it as I go along. The fact that I’ve written books in the past seems to play no part in it. I always feel like a beginner and I’m continually running into the same difficulties, the same blocks, the same despairs. You make so many mistakes as a writer, cross out so many bad sentences and ideas, discard so many worthless pages, that finally what you learn is how stupid you are. It’s a humbling occupation.

Paul Auster

 

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3 comments on “Writing is a humbling occupation – Paul Auster Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. annanolan2014
    May 3, 2015

    How very true!

  2. bridget whelan
    May 4, 2015

    “…and finally you learn how stupid you are.” Yep, Paul Auster has nailed it.

  3. Valerie
    May 11, 2015

    Paul Auster is fantastic. I love his work, which often includes struggles about the writing process. Fiction worth reading over and over again… Vx

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