Bessie Head Quote
I have often noticed that the need for cash and the production of a masterpiece just don't coincide with me. Money will hit me at a big off-period and genius will hit me in starvation, that is, I often get the money when I don't think I deserve it and have been lolling around for days and days thinking the most abysmal thoughts.
A gesture of belonging: letters from Bessie Head, 1965-1979 (ed. Heinemann, 1991)