Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

Do you remember how old Ford was always writing how Conrad suffered so when he wrote? How it was un metier de chien etc. Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. letter, Nov. 14, 1945, to poet and critic Malcolm Cowley. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).

On the writers Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad.
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