The Joys of Writing

I came across this 1908 speech from Churchill that wonderfully expresses why I love what I do:

”The fortunate people in the world—the only really fortunate people in the world, in my mind—are those whose work is also their pleasure. The class is not a large one, not nearly so large as it is often represented to be; and authors are perhaps one of the most important elements in its composition. … Whether a man writes well or ill, has much to say or little, if he cares about writing at all, he will appreciate the pleasures of composition. To sit at one’s table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a pen—that is true happiness. The complete absorption of the mind upon an agreeable occupation—what more is there than that to desire?”

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