“What you do doesn’t depend on you – it depends on the other fellow.” Sanford Meisner
This misquoted, misinterpreted and misunderstood myth came back into my mind recently, because of how many studies and stories continue to be taken out of context, and how so many facts are not being checked, causing them to be misreported, resulting in misleading people.
But as Hemingway said, “There never is any ending to Paris.” The experiences I have taken from the journey A Moveable Feast has taken me on, haven’t ended and will remain with me long after I close the book on the last chapter
Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.
It takes courage to speak up, and also to walk away. In the end it comes from who you are. If you remain true to yourself, you cannot be false to anyone else
Addiction is the only prison where the key to get out is on the inside
To hear him talk of it, you would never know how very good it was, except that it had the shyness about it that all non-conceited writers have when they have done something very fine,
We need more true mystery in our lives. The completely unambitious writer and the really good unpublished poem are the things we lack most at this time. There is, of course, the problem of sustenance.
To have come on all of this new world of writing, with time to read in a city like Paris where there was a way of living well and working, no matter how poor you were, was like having a great treasure given to you.
But originality can’t be fashionable, because it hasn’t as yet had the approval of the committee.’