Tuesday, October 23, 2012

on writing - elie wiesel

Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story.
That is his duty.

Think higher, feel deeper.

Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you
alone can write.

I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny.  Some invite
sorrow, others joy, some both.

I write to understand as much as to be understood.

There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the
very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages, which is the result
of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred pages are there.
Only you don’t see them.

- Elie Wiesel

By Clare Owen

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