Thursday, April 02, 2009

Quote of the week

The most durable thing in writing is style,
and style is the most valuable investment
a writer can make with his time.
It pays off slowly.
Your agent will sneer at it,
your publisher will misunderstand it,
and it will take people you have never heard of
to convince them by slow degrees
that the writer
who puts his individual mark on the way
he writes will always pay off.
~ Raymond Chandler ~

2 comments:

Christina said...

I like this. Such truth. I love the pay off part.

xo

Deb S. said...

Christina: I love the part about the payoff, too. I'm also a great believer in style.