Dorothy West

“ I’m a writer. I don’t cook and I don’t clean…..Dear child this place is a mess – my papers are everywhere. It would be exhausting to clean up! When I was seven, I said to my mother, may I close the door? And she said yes, but why do you want to close the door? And I said because I want to think. And when I was eleven, I said to my mother, may I lock the door? And she said yes, but why do you want to lock the door? And I said because I want to write.”

Dorothy West

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  1. Dorothy West’s comments are among my favorites and I’ve repeated them often (often when I have guests & I quote her, “I don’t cook and I don’t clean; I’m a writer.” The other you’ve posted here is just so good and so true. Thanks, Michael. I love this quote.

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