Five Quotes about Writing – Part 4

suri hudstedt what i love

“The irony of writing well
is that it requires
an immense inner world,

which is at least
in part
made up
of the books
one has read,

the hundreds of voices
from the past
that speak from within.

At the same time,
no one can write
without “adaptive grandiosity.”

Adaptive grandiosity is
an inner belief
that what you have to say,

your inner feelings,
thoughts,
imaginings

are somehow
of value
to the rest
of the world.”

~ Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt- norsk/am. forfatter fra New York. Utkommet med ny bok på Aschehoug forlag.

— Siri Hustvedt is an American novelist and essayist. She has written a book of poetry, five novels, two books of essays, and several works of non-fiction. Siri Hustvedt, born 19 February 1955

Siri Hustvedt

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