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Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen
... in nine out of ten cases the original wish to write is the wish to make oneself felt ... [ellipsis in source] the non-essential writer never gets past that wish.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. from Why Do I Write? (1948). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 3, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).
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