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Roland Barthes
“...what I enjoy in a narrative is not directly its content or even its structure, but rather the abrasions I impose upon the fine surface: I read on, I skip, I look up, I dip in again. Which has nothing to do with the deep laceration the text of bliss inflicts upon language itself, and not upon the simple temporality of its reading.”
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

John Darnielle
“I will go where I will go
And I will jettison all dead weight
And I will use these words for kindling
And I will sleep by the garden gate.”
John Darnielle

Grace Paley
“There is a long time in me between knowing and telling.”
Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories

Alasdair Gray
“Are there many people without illness or disability who sit at home in the evening with clenched fists, continually changing the channel of a television set and wishing they had the courage to roll over the parapet of a high bridge? I bet there are millions of us.”
Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray
“...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the hellish one I'm imagining.”
Alasdair Gray

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