True Alchemist

I came across the following quote given under ‘Inspiration Point’ from the blog ‘A Writer’s Path’ attributed to William H. Gass:

The True Alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words

I guess William H. Gates was referring to writers when he made this comment. As I was reflecting on this sentence it struck me that it would have been better had the comment been:

True Alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world with their words

And this comment would also be applicable to Writers.

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