Sunday Quotes: Be You

Sound counsel from one of my favorite authors. With a wedding behind us, perhaps this will be my next project:

“You haven’t any place you know until you make one. And if you make one, it will be a new one. Forget about genius and write books. Whatever you write will be you.”

– John Steinbeck

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Quotes: Be You

    1. Hmm..in what way? I think Steinbeck’s point isn’t so much that genius should be overlooked but rather that it shouldn’t be an end goal or a narcissistic focus..thoughts?

      1. I think the “whatever you write will be you.” That’s what I’m afraid of, I guess. If I’m constantly [pretending] to strive for genius then I’m never concerned about my true self coming through. The idea that my “self” would be visible is scary because it feels like it’s never enough.

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