Just when you think you’ve had a pretty productive life, you discover someone like Raymond Tallis. Wikipedia describes him as “a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist.” I mean, really, wouldn’t any one of those be enough for most people?
You’ll enjoy reading his piece in the Guardian’s “My Writing Day” series, “Raymond Tallis: ‘In my favourite pub, the staff turn down the speaker in my writing corner.’” That’s where I found this bit of wisdom that’s true for me and for every author I’ve known.
“We are changed as much by writing books as by reading them.”
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