Stevie Smith explains why she didn’t write when she was happy – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Drowning not waving!



Why does my Muse only speak when she is unhappy?
She does not, I only listen when I am unhappy
When I am happy I live and despise writing
For my Muse this cannot but be dispiriting.

Stevie Smith ‘My Muse’ (1964)

photo credit: The Three Muses via photopin(license)

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