‘But isn’t it a miracle that we’ve ended up as ourselves? I think writing takes you where you need to go and that my new writing is leading me. Writing about art is also a way of paying a debt to those great professors who thought I had talent. I love not letting them down. But the only real voice to listen to is the one that tells you where you should be going with your work. So that’s where I end up going.’

– Hilton Als, The Art of the Essay No. 3, The Paris Review