The Art of Tetman Callis

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I blink and I am gone

July 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“I exist only when I am writing. I am nothing when I am not writing. I am fully a stranger to myself, when I am not writing. Yet when I am writing, you cannot see me. No one can see me. You can watch a director directing, a singer singing, an actor acting, but no one can see what writing is.” — Ingeborg Bachmann (quoted by John Taylor in “Reading Ingeborg Bachmann”)

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  • 1 Averil // Jul 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Thank god for that. No one wants to see a writer in the zone, what with the bedhead and fuzzy slippers. Most unglamorous.

  • 2 admin // Jul 24, 2013 at 5:23 am

    there was a time when i wore a necktie when i wrote. other clothes, too.

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