Spend it all


I love this quote by Annie Dillard–a caution against hoarding stuff, even writing, for later, just in case… There wasn’t room on the graphic for the whole quote. Here it is:

 “One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all,

 shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for 

another book, give it, give it all, give it now… Some more will 

arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, 

from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to

 yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is 

destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly
 becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”

- Annie Dillard

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