Quote on a writer’s ideal neighborhood

Even if my Manhattan productivity is powered by a sociopathic illusion of my own limitlessness, I’m thankful for it, at least when I’m writing. There’s a reason so many writers once lived here, beyond the convenient laundromats and the take-out food, the libraries and cafés.

Zadie Smith

Though she gets to the conclusion that all of them live in Brooklyn now.

SOURCE: Zadie Smith, “Find Your Beach”, The New York Review of Books, Oct. 23, 2014

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