Coffee Quote #17

When I’m in the flow of something I can do a regular 9 to 5; when I don’t know where I’m going with an idea, I’m lucky if I do two hours of productive work. There is nothing more off-putting to a would-be novelist to hear about how so-and-so wakes up at four in the a.m, walks the dog, drinks three liters of black coffee and then writes 3,000 words a day, or that some other *ssh*le only works half an hour every two weeks, does fifty press-ups and stands on his head before and after the “creative moment”.

Zadie Smith (*1975) English novelist (and singer)

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