Friday, June 6, 2008

I turn sentences around

Friday, June 6, 2008

I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then I come back in and write another sentence. . . . Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around. Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and start from the beginning. And if I knock off from this routine for as long as a day, I'm frantic with boredom and a sense of waste. . . . And I ask myself, Why is there no way but this for me to fill my hours?

- Philip Roth, The Ghost Writer, 1979


Anonymous said...

This is me. Only what I turn is scrambled eggs daily. I like is soft but not runny. :)

Angeli said...

i like 'em well done and spicy, mouth-burning hot. :)

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