Quotes

11 November 2014
Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there.... Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.
11 November 2014
What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
11 November 2014
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
11 November 2014
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
11 November 2014
The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines.
11 November 2014
The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
11 November 2014
Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
11 November 2014
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
11 November 2014
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
11 November 2014
It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.

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