Quotation by Colette

The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.
Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette] (1873–1954), French author. Speech on being elected to the Belgian Academy. "Lady of Letters," pt. 4, Earthly Paradise, ed. Robert Phelps (1966).
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