Quote of the Week: Robert Olen Butler

150px-Robert_Olen_Butler“The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that’s the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and our impulse when we get there is to look away and avert our eyes.”  – Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the short story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. He has written many novels and short story collections, as well as the craft book From Where You Dream. 

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