Saturday, March 26, 2011

Inspirational Quotational Brought To You In Part By The Makers Of Zoloft

"You cannot be a good writer of serious fiction if you are not depressed."--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Apparently, only happy people write documentaries, biographies and other works of non-fiction. In a way, I agree with this which ought to make Pfizer and Procter and Gamble very happy people.  I believe you have to have a certain level of angst going on to write great, compelling fiction.  No one--in my humble opinion--wants to read a book flowered with rainbows, sunshine and unicorn farts.  They want conflict, drama, death, destruction and lives filled with bittersweet endings.  I for one enjoy dark works of fiction and know from experience that it's only within the depths of utter depression that true gems are often found.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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