The mind shuttles and reminds: we go this way only once; and shuttles again and rejoins: once is enough.
1960 'The Dun Dakotas', in Commentary, 30 Aug.
Detach the writer from the milieu where he has experienced his greatest sense of belonging, and you have created a discontinuity within his personality, a short circuit in his identity. The result is his originality, his creativity comes to an end. He becomes the one-book novelist or the one-trilogy writer.Henry Roth