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Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
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Jessamyn West

Mary Jessamyn West (July 18, 1902 - February 23, 1984) was an American Quaker who wrote numerous stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945)

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