The effort to create a work of art that is true and potentially lasting, that is the very best work of art you can create at that point in your life – a book that may only reach or move a few people but will seem to those people somehow transformative. That’s the ideal; that’s always the motivation.Goodreads.com. (2019). Claire Messud Quotes (Author of The Woman Upstairs). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2508.Claire_Messud [Accessed 8 Oct. 2019].