“There is only one thing you should do.
Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sigh and witness to this impulse.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters To A Young Poet
- Is the conception of a thought, our destiny set in motion? (demifire.wordpress.com)
- Must I Write? (vincentmars.com)