“We’re such hypocrites. No one wants a funeral audience of three guys, like Stendhal. That’s why I was relentless, that’s why no matter how many publishers turned me down, no matter how many people told me to stop writing and get a normal job, I didn’t listen.
When the entire world seems to reject you, that’s when your art becomes more important than ever. That’s when you write to live, not the other way around.
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