Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. letter, Sept. 13, 1929, to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).

Biographer and critic Leon Edel observed, in a 1988 interview, "The greatest enemy of writers is depression, which they can't avoid."
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