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Straight On Through*

You just have to go on when it is worst and most helpless -there is only one thing to do with a novel [or anything important**] and that is go straight on through to the end of the damn thing.

Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald in a 1929 letter from France, courtesy the New York Times archive
Hemingway and Fitzgerald in Paris, 1925, courtesy Brainpickings (lord only knows where she got it from)


*Even though it says Straight On Through and not Break On Through, I wonder how many first thought of the Doors…


6 thoughts on “Straight On Through*

  1. Me! I’ll be singing that all day. It takes so little to trigger a song from my memory.

    1. Same! Ear worm all day.

  2. Hem’s right. Persistence doesn’t guarantee success, but you won’t succeed without it.

  3. I confess, I immediately went there. And now, I cannot get the tune outa my head.

    1. Yup. It’s still worming through my head…

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