Friday, April 08, 2016

Something to think on …

Listen closely. There’s a remote possibility that you might learn something: First, I don’t give a damn if my work is commercial or not…I’m the writer. If what I write is good, then people will read it. That’s why literature exists. An author puts his heart and guts on the page. For your information, a good novel can change the world. Keep that in mind before you attempt to sit down at a typewriter. Never waste time on something you don’t believe in yourself.
— John Fante, born on this date in 1909

1 comment:

  1. And some not-so-good novels can change the world: Uncle Tom's Cabin is an example.

    I cannot think of a good novel that has changed the world. Hmmmm.