Quotes of the Day: Ignazio Silone



“Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned.”

“How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience.”—Bread and Wine

“I would willingly pass my life writing and re-writing the same book — that one book every writer carries within him—the image of his own soul.”


One thought on “Quotes of the Day: Ignazio Silone

  1. Getting books right. The purgatory of the calling. I can write a book in a year, but I don’t think it would be a very good book. In two years I can write a good book, but not my best. Give me five years, and I can probably do a book that will make people (a few people, anyway) gasp with delight. But at what point am I just procrastinating and indulging myself, letting my insecurities paralyze me?


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