I have no patience with this dreadful idea that whatever you have in you has to come out, that you can't suppress true talent. People can be destroyed; they can be bent, distorted, and completely crippled.
Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980), U.S. novelist and story writer. As quoted in "Contexts" [poem], Epigram, by Irena Klepfisz (1982).