Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul.
General Douglas MacArthur
There is a big difference between quitting something you dislike (piano lessons) and quitting something you truly love (writing).
One brings joyous relief, the other quiet despair.
Ah, but did you truly quit? Or did you simply stop for a while?
Quitting is fundamentally different from stopping.
The latter happens all the time. Quitting happens once.
Quitting means not starting again—and art is all about starting again.
David Bales and Ted Orland, Art and Fear
Think it over. Are you able to find the strength to face that abandoned project you truly love? And start again?
Let’s have Spurgeon weigh in:
There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes.
Charles H. Spurgeon
And people think the Victorians were boring…