Friday, October 06, 2006

Isaac Asimov on Enduring Interruption

Isaac Asimov on enduring interruption:

Whenever I have endured or accomplished some difficult task—such as watching television, going out socially or sleeping—I always look forward to rewarding myself with the small pleasure of getting back to my typewriter and writing something. This enables me to store up enough strength to endure the next interruption.

Quoted in Sophy Burnham, For Writers Only (1994).


Anonymous said...

Now there's a man obsessed with his work. I think he must have loved his stories -- how else can you explain a person who could view sleeping (which is one of my favorite activities) as an interruption!

Anonymous said...

This describes perfectly how I feel right now. I love the way you dig these up. Wonderful blog, thank you.