.I find I have nothing to say. So here are three quotes, almost at random, from my commonplace-book:
Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.
To write well, to write passionately, to be less inhibited, to be warmer, to be more self-critical, to recognize the power of as well as the force of lust, to write, to love.
-- John Cheever, Journals
You must be an intellectual. No normal person would say a thing like that.
-- George Orwell, overheard at a party