T.S. Eliot:"Because one has only learnt to get the better of wordsFor the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in whichOne is no longer disposed to say it. And so each ventureIs a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,With shabby equipment always deterioratingIn the general mess of imprecision of feeling,Undisciplined squads of emotion."This was quoted to Walker Percy by his life long friend Shelby Foote.Foote continues:It's[the quote] profoundly true. Without the excitment this communicates, writing is not worth a grown man's time.