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I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss—you can't do it alone.
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
The secret of keeping young is to read children's books. You read the books they write for little children and you'll keep young. You read novels, philosophy, stuff like that and it makes you feel old.
What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
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Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
May 27, 1912
June 18, 1982
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