Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winston Churchill on Book Writing

Ne'er a truer word spoken about the joys and perils of penning a book:

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy, then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant, and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public."

Winston S. Churchill

Grosvenor House, London, after receiving The Times Literary Award

November 2, 1949

For more Churchillisms (plus a wonderful section on red herrings he never uttered), buy

Churchill By Himself, The Definitive Collection of Quotations, by Finest Hour editor Richard Langworth. We share a publisher (PublicAffairs).

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