Monday, April 27, 2015

Thought for the day

For, more than other men, we whio dwell in the heart of solitude are always the victims of self-doubt. Forever and forever in loneliness, shameful feelings of inferiority will rise up suddenly to overwhelm us in a poisonous flood of horror, disbelief, and desolation, to sicken and corrupt out health and confidence, to spread pollution at the very root of strong, exultant joy. And the eternal paradox of it is that if a man is to know the triumphant labor of creation, he must for long periods resign himself to loneliness, and suffer loneliness to rob him of the health, the confidence, the belief and joy which are essential to creative work.

Thomas Wolfe, “God’s Lonely Man”

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