Posts tagged ‘vain’

January 12, 2012

Quote of the Day: George Orwell

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery.  Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

June 15, 2011

Quote of the Day: Henry David Thoreau

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.