Machado de Assis Quote

The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything depends on the circumstances, a rule applicable as much to literary style as to life. Each word tugs another one along, one idea another, and that is how books, governments and revolutions are made – some even say that is how Nature created her species.


The Devil's Church and Other Stories (ed. University of Texas Press, 2010) - ISBN: 9780292786332

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The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything...

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The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything...

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The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything...

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The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything...