Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thought for the Day

. . . some of us have to get out there and see things.
~ Clive James 
on Needing to Leave Home to Write*

* Quoted from "Clive James on Dying, Poetry, and the Wonders of the English Language", Part Two of Clive James Conversation with Paul Holdengraber, Lit Hub, March 2, 2016 (Listen to Part One.)

Clive James, Australian Poet, Translator, Essayist, Novelist, Memoirist, Literary Critic 

James published Sentenced to Life (Picador) in 2015.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

What a lovely interview Maureen -- thank you!

May we all do what he cautions and not lose our sense of humor!

I love that he says this too -- "I’m going to reread War and Peace again, because I may as well behave as if I’ve got forever."