Saturday, May 15, 2010

Well Said

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people"
Thomas Mann


  1. And how do you call writers, for whom writing ist NOT difficult at all?????

  2. Bravo Tanja, we will not allow pretentious victimism to anyone suggesting with a tricky change of perspective that people without difficulty in writing are just compilers, typists or pen friends, and people who decided to make a living of writing actually are spoiling their talent.

    Try with antizaczac and remember Leonardo da Vinci's uneasyness (he hadn't even prozac in front of God's eye! and if he had had prozac, we wouldn't have la dama con l'ermellino).

    The difference between a dandy and a man with a mission is that the second has been metamorphised by pain.

  3. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  4. "Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience deceiving, and decision difficult." Hippocrates, 1st aphorism

  5. Dinesen's "Ehrengard" needs to be librettocised for Udo J├╝rgens

  6. Of course it's more difficult, if you're trying to make a living from it. The lizard brain makes it so by saying, "I'm not good/smart/commercial/respected/etc. enough."