Worth Repeating

Why does the writer write? The writer writes to serve – hopelessly he writes in the hope that he might serve – not himself and not others, but that great cold elemental grace which knows us.

Joy Williams, in her essay “Uncanny Singing That Comes from Certain Husks,” published in the 1991 anthology Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (public library).

Via Brain Pickings.

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