Thursday, 1 September 2011
OUR MONTHLY MARCEL
Despite my strict instruction, the days just keep rolling on. Apparently it's already September 1. So it's time once again for a little advice from our our man Marcel:
"Habit forms the style of the writer just as much as the character of the man, and the author who has more than once been content to attain, in the expression of his thoughts, to a certain kind of attractiveness, in so doing lays down unalterably the boundaries of his talent, just as, in succumbing too often to pleasure, to laziness, to the fear of being put to trouble, one traces for oneself, on a character which it will finally be impossible to retouch, the lineaments of one's vices and the limits of one's virtues."
Marcel Proust, IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME