Friday, August 09, 2019

Quote of the Week: Holding Them Down

Paperweights are not really necessary [to a writer], but they're nice to have and often come in handy. (See above.) There are two types: glass balls in which it snows and all others. The second kind is better. However, buying a paperweight is bad luck; a good paperweight is something you already have, something that is given to you, or something you found in the desert. (Do not confuse this last with something you found on the beach; that is an ashtray.)
 - Gene Wolfe, "The Writer's Tool Kit," p.379 in Castle of Days

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