“If fiction is to have any meaning beyond the museum, it must keep developing. Fiction that is printed television is redundant fiction. Fiction that is a modern copy of a nineteenth-century novel is no better than any other kind of reproduction furniture.
“Fragments are the only form I trust.” Donald Barthelme
“I am trying to clear my head of all the junk in there – the assholes,
the flags, the underpants. I am trying to make my head as empty as
it was when I was born onto this damaged planet fifty years ago.
I have no culture, no humane harmony. I can’t live without a
culture anymore.” Kurt Vonnegut
“Now that everything is so completely moving the name of anything is not really anything to interest anyone. So perhaps narrative and poetry and prose have all come where they do not have to be considered as being there.
“The thing that is important is the intensity of anybody’s existence.”
“One cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” André Gide