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June 25, 2010

the creative act

The creative act doesn't fulfill the ego but changes its nature. As you write you are less the person you ordinarily are - the situation confers strength. You learn to trust what comes to you unbidden. You learn to trust the act of writing itself. An idea, an image, a voice, comes to you as a discovery, and you don't possess what you wrote any more than the mountain climber possesses the mountain.

E.L. Doctorow

Posted by amin at 7:34 AM