“In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do,

and seeing what you have to see,

you'll dull and blunt the instrument you write with.

But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it to the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about,

than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused.” - E. H.