Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Annie Dillard

"It takes years to write a book - between two and ten years...

Out of a human population on earth of four and a half billion, perhaps twenty poeple can write a book in a year. Some people lift cars, too. Some people enter week-long sleddog races, go over Niagara Falls in barrels, fly planes through the Arc de Triomphe. Some people feel no pain in childbirth. Some people eat cars. There is no call to take human extremes as norms."

--Annie Dillard, The Writing Life


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