writerly wisdom # 14

“Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players, and Tennessee Williams has about 5, and Samuel Beckett one -- and maybe a clone of that one. I have 10 or so, and that's a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them.”

~Gore Vidal - American novelist and essayist (b.1925 - d. 2012)