In her final interview, Clarice was asked if writing had any effect on the outside, political world. “It changes nothing,” she insisted, again and again. “It changes nothing. I write without the hope that anything I write can change anything at all. It changes nothing.
benjamin moser, why this world: a biography of clarice lispector (via isabelthespy)
For much of my adult life, I wanted to hide from doing anything. If you don’t do anything, and if you don’t make any decisions, then you make fewer mistakes, and you’re taking fewer risks.