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Sep 23, 2012
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A well-known writer got collared by a university student who asked, ”Do you think I could be a writer?” ”Well,” the writer said, ”I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?” The writer could see the student’s amazement. Sentences? Do I like sentences? I am 20 years old and do I like sentences? If he had liked sentences, of course, he could begin, like a joyful painter I knew. I asked him how he came to be a painter. He said, ”I liked the smell of the paint.”
— Annie Dillard, “Write Till You Drop”

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