Violent and Original

Gustave Flaubert:

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Such a powerful quote that hits home for me. If you know me personally, or, if you only know my creations, after one look at the other, you’ll realize that they’re not the same. I consider my writing dangerous and painfully truthful. But in person, I’m quiet and careful with everything that I do. I used to think that it was wrong to be so different from my work, but now I embrace it. I enjoy the fact that the person in front of you is calm, while on paper he’s ruthless. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

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