“…people only engage in struggle in order to attain harmony… Struggle is stirring because it is powerful and garden and yet at the same time bitterly distressing. Those who struggle have lost their harmony and are in search of a new harmony. Struggle for the sake of struggle lacks resonance and, when transformed intro writing, will never produce great literary works.”

~~”Writing of One’s Own,” Eileen Chang
from Chinese Writers on Writing, ed. Arthur Sze