Beyond The Home Thoughts…

“Forget about ‘write about what you know.’ Write about what you don’t know. The point is that the self is limiting. The self—subjectivity—is narrow and bound to be repetitive. We are, after all, a species. When you write about what you don’t know, this means you begin to think about the world at large. You begin to think beyond the home-thoughts. You enter dream and imagination… Our gray cells aren’t our limitations. It’s our will to enter the world; by the world I mean history, including the history of thought, which is the history of human experience. This isn’t an intellectual viewpoint. In fact, it asks for the widening of the senses and of all experience.” —Cynthia Ozick
 
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