Quote of the Day

“When members of the London Poetry Society asked Browning to interpret a particularly difficult passage of Sordello, he read it twice, frowned,and then admitted, ‘When I wrote that, God and I knew what I meant, but now God alone knows.’

Rather than risk sounding dense, readers, colleagues, and critics who can’t figure out what a writer is trying to say but think it sounds intelligent will typically resort to calling such work “daring,” “provocative,” or “complex.” An unholy alliance of writers and readers is at work here.”  ― Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

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