Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.

Jack London (1876-1916) American novelist
“Getting into Print,” The Editor Magazine (1903)

Often misquoted as "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." Reprinted in J. Reeve, Practical Authorship (1905).
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 17-Aug-12
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