"Travelling and reading, it's true, have that ability to change us to the extend that we sometimes end up taking ourselves for someone else."
-- Nicole Brossard
"The writer is only free when he can tell the reader to go jump in the lake. You want, of course, to get what you have to show across to him, but whether he likes it or not is no concern of the writer. "
-- Flannery O'Connor
"Thus they went on living in a reality that was slipping away, momentarily captured by words, but which would escape irremediably when they forgot the values of the written letters."
— Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude)