"On Writing" is an amazing little book. I have tucked it in baskets and bags and carried it around all summer. I have renewed it over and over and want to steal it from the library.
-to Arthur Mizener
" I believe that basically you write for two people; yourself to try to make it absolutely perfect; or if not that then wonderful. Then you write for who you love whether she can read or write or not and whether she is alive or dead."
selected letters, p. 694