What I Think About When I Think About Persistence

(Quoting-from-articles-I-wrote-and-also-from-interviews-with-two-writers-whose-work-I-admire catch-up post, three of five.)

“The interesting thing about taking a lot of young people,” [Edward] Albee says, “is that so many people start out brilliantly, and then their careers just sort of fade away. So we’ve ended up with a lot of people who were wonderful at the very beginning, and then didn’t go on and prove themselves. That happens. But it’s worth taking the young people, hoping that they will progress properly.”

—”The Albee Foundation: The Barn at the End of the World,” Poets & Writers, March/April 2006