Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed, an architectural one, where it is constructed, and finally a textile one, where it is woven.


Make your pen resistant to inspiration; it will then attract it with the force of a magnet. The longer you delay over writing an idea down, the more fully developed it will yield itself to you. Speech takes hold of though by force, but writing tames it.


The work is the death mask of the draft. 


Benjamin, W (1928) One Way Street