“Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.” ~ Cyril Connolly
From the Internet, here are two responses to that quote:
Sometimes … writing is a journey…and an author composes ‘works’ with the same motives a carpenter builds his constructions with.Art plays it’s part in all things … and written words are no different, other than they sometimes have a ‘ life’ all their own.Time and truth and intimacy have made artists of authors who wrote for the simple pleasure of composition and declaration of concepts or ideology’s…A ‘writing’ that out-lives its composer becomes a heritage, maybe even a society, or a culture, an environment, or an age….
I hope an aspiring writer would write because he loves to do so.
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I heard the quote on a TV program, quickly jotted it down, then searched the Internet for details. ~~ I write blog messages for my pleasure. Truthfully, I only have one faithful follower. ~~ It is my hope and prayer that–eventually–grandchildren and great-grandchildren will wish to “get acquainted”… and read the messages prepared by Grandma.
Expressing one’s self ?!