For Tuesday, November 15, 2016:
Before I can discard the verse, I have to write it … It’s just as hard to write a bad verse as a good verse. I can’t discard a verse before it is written because it is the writing of the verse that produces whatever delights or interests or facets that are going to catch the light. The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.
Leonard Cohen, via brainpickings.org