A Quote by Elizabeth Hardwick on desires, idealism, practice, and reform

Letters are useful as a means of expressing the ideal self. . . . In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires. . . .

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916 -)

Source: "A View of My Own, " Anderson, Millay and Crane in Their Letters, 1953.

Contributed by: Zaady