Quotation by Gertrude Stein

If you do not remember while you are writing, it may seem confused to others but actually it is clear and eventually that clarity will be clear, that is what a master-piece is, but if you remember while you are writing it will seem clear at the time to any one but the clarity will go out of it that is what a master- piece is not.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them (1936).
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