Again: you have insulted me, and I am a good citizen, and I am very real.– Kurt Vonnegut (via Letters of Note)
Why does it disturb us that Don Quixote be a reader of the Quixote and Hamlet a...– Jorge Luis Borges, Partial Magic in the Quixote
Two Essays on the Problem of Literature
Towards a Solution of the Problem of Literature On reading this audacious title, you will of course be inclined to ask—“What is the problem of literature?” I think it fitting and fortunate that literature herself has provided an articulation of the problem of literature—an articulation, and not a full-fledged definition. George Eliot, in her novel Middlemarch, provides a painful symbol of this...
There is more ado to interpret interpretations than to interpret things, and...– Michel de Montaigne, Of Experience