07 March 2011

She is Cruel in Her Demands

"(What) is certain is that talent does not protect and that the drive to be an artist may set your hair on fire causing first degree burns. This is what happened with these writers before the height of the sixties and the sexual revolution would bring the rest of America into the party. This happened when I was very young and didn’t understand that a sleeping child’s breath on your neck is worth far more than any novel and that wild drink is not an answer to any inner yearning and that Art is fine but only one of the Mistresses of happiness and sometimes She is cruel in her demands."
Journalist Anne Roiphe writing for The Wall Street Journal on “Why Alpha Male Writers Became Extinct”.

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