Hemingway on Letter-Writing


From the postscript of a letter by Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925-07-01:

"Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something."

Likewise journal-writing!

(cited in Anne Fadiman's essay "Mail"; cf. JohnsonOnAnecdotes (1999-04-19), LaterDude (2002-10-14), InMyJournal (2005-01-29), AnneFadiman (2007-12-12), ...) - ^z - 2008-11-23