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I can hope, I can daydream, but certainly think that the chances of me being read 50 years from now or 100 years from now are probably not good. That cannot be your only end. You cannot write to be immortal because you will never know. It’s impossible. Just write as well as you can and don’t speculate about whether you will be Chaucer or Shakespeare.

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writer Donald Hall on NPR’s Fresh Air (via forwhenifeellikesharing)

Omg, yes. For personal reference - this post.

I have learned that the only way for me to overcome that mental obstacle is to tell myself that we (I) can’t do things for fame, or extreme glory, or for awards and prizes, though in moderation those are fair goals to aspire to. I can only do things because I choose to, or for people I care about, and hopefully always with integrity and gratitude. If that means writing something someday that only maybe two people will read, that’s okay.
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