Joseph Heller (b. May 1st): “A writer is only discovered once in a lifetime.”

1 May

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“I don’t think it’s good to achieve too much at too early an age. What else can the future give you if you’ve already got all that your imagination has dreamed up for you? A writer is only discovered once in a lifetime, and if it happens very early the impossibility of matching that moment again can have a somewhat corrosive effect on his personality and indeed on the work itself.”

~ Joseph Heller, b. 1 May 1923

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