May 17th, 2012
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MARTHA GELLHORN ON LONELINESS:

I have my own medicine against loneliness reaching the degree of despair: I read. I read as one swims to shore—when reading anything, I am not there, and therefore not alone; I am somewhere else, in the book, with those people. Probably the reason I read mainly novels; I join other lives. And also when writing because then too, I am not there, not me, not this special mass of blood and flesh with all its tedious problems; I am a conveyor, a tool, I am living in the lives I am making. Beyond these two medicines, I have nothing. But once you accept being lonely, dearest Betsy, it becomes much easier; one is not frightened of being alone.

The Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn, edited by Caroline Moorehead, pg. 403. Picador 2007
Stay tuned for the HBO film “Hemingway & Gellhorn”, premiering Monday, May 28th at 9pm EST
Photo via Independent.ie

MARTHA GELLHORN ON LONELINESS:

I have my own medicine against loneliness reaching the degree of despair: I read. I read as one swims to shore—when reading anything, I am not there, and therefore not alone; I am somewhere else, in the book, with those people. Probably the reason I read mainly novels; I join other lives. And also when writing because then too, I am not there, not me, not this special mass of blood and flesh with all its tedious problems; I am a conveyor, a tool, I am living in the lives I am making. Beyond these two medicines, I have nothing. But once you accept being lonely, dearest Betsy, it becomes much easier; one is not frightened of being alone.

The Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn, edited by Caroline Moorehead, pg. 403. Picador 2007

Stay tuned for the HBO film “Hemingway & Gellhorn”, premiering Monday, May 28th at 9pm EST

Photo via Independent.ie

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