These quotes are all taped to a picture that hangs above my desk and I hope they guide my work to some extent. Three are from novelist John Updike and the other from the artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
“When starting, everything is more fascinating than writing.”
“Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.”
“You can either see or be seen.”
“There is nothing less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”