"It is not our ambition to fill museums; we are gathering experience.”

The everyday experience of working artists is that they routinely fail to hit their mark, to draw the best line, to choose the stronger word, to sound the right note, and these are the stakes that make success in art so satisfying. The admission of this fact can and should liberate the artist-in-training to play the harder and thus learn the more in an atmosphere of passionate experimentation.

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"Two of the greatest pleasures in fiction"

“Ambiguity, too many writers forget, comes with any and all language use. It’s a bigger accomplishment, as a writer, to make up a credible character who doesn’t know all the words we know, and it’s a greater artistic generosity to put readers in a (fictional) position of certainty and power. Two of the greatest pleasures in fiction include feeling — even for a moment — what it is to know, and feeling, intensely, what it is to be almost completely unsure.”   

— Daniel Bosch

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