“…By writing at the instant, the very heartbeat of life is caught.”

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Art of Quotation

“The secret of it all is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood of the moment–to put things down without deliberation–without worrying about their style–without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote–wrote, wrote…

…By writing at the instant, the very heartbeat of life is caught.”

– Walt Whitman, American, poet, writer (photograph by Thomas Eakins)


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