Ivan Turgenev Quote

As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called blissful moments, for inspiration; if it comes, so much the better--but you keep working anyway.


Letters (ed. 1983)

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As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called...

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As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called...

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As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called...

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As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called...