Wednesday, August 15, 2012

love begetting patience

From Selected Cronicas, by Clarice Lispector:

Y E S 

I said to a friend:
- Life has always asked too much of me.
She replied
- But don't forget that you also ask too much of life.
That is true.

And from "The Making of a Novel" (also from the Cronicas):

"Increasingly I find that it is all a matter of patience, of love begetting patience, of patience begetting love."  

Which is equally true of the writing life.  That it's a matter of patience, love.  And then love, patience.

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