Quotation of the Week: Willa Cather

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand — a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods — or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
– Willa Cather (1873 – 1947)

I found this quotation on the Polari Journal website, where I went to read a new story, “Bonsai,” by my friend, Brett Jocelyn Epstein (congrats on your latest publication, B.J., and thanks for your indirect provision of this quotation!).