“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not … Forget talent. If you have it, fine. Use it. If you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter. As habit is more dependable than inspiration, continued learning is more dependable than talent … Finally, don’t worry about imagination. You have all the imagination you need … Persist.”
from “Furor Scribendi” by Octavia Butler (via blackwomensaid)
This is my favorite quote in the whole world of everything.