American dramatist and novelist Thornton Wilder wrote this letter to his friend, actress Ruth Gordon, at a time when she had doubts about her creativity:
Dear Bella, here are four empty sheets of paper, enough to write the Gettysburg Address, enough to write “To be or not to be,” enough to write the Twenty-Third Psalm. What will you write? The same with your day. What will you do with your day? Make it memorable, regretful, wasted, fulfilled? Think it over.