aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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aprilhenry

What does the world owe you?

Vladimir Nabokov, the guy who wrote Lolita, and who also taught at Oregon State University, where I went to school, was once offered two hundred dollars to write two thousand words on the topic, "Should the Writer Have a Social Conscience?"

Nabokov wired back. "No." And added "You owe me ten cents."



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