Brendan Brown from The Expert Editor writes that ‘the quotation was probably derived from a 1964 Peter De Vries novel, Reuben, Reuben where his main character said: “Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion.”’
It doesn’t matter who said it, though. All we want to know is if it’s true or not, and we’re pleased that they’ve looked at the science behind it in the infographic below.
Source: The Expert Editor blog
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