589 – “Write drunk; edit sober.”

–Ernest Hemingway [Almost certainly apocryphal]

Quote Number:  473

Source: Almost certainly apocryphal

Source Notes: Note that this quote is similar in idea to a quote from Peter De Vries’ 1964 novel Reuben, Reuben:
“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.”


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