The world is alive and no living thing has any remedy. That is our fortune.
Only poetry isn’t shit.
Roberto Bolaño, 2666
We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end, just as we never stop living, although death is certain.
For me, the word writing is the exact opposite of the word waiting. Instead of waiting, there is writing. Well, I’m probably wrong — it’s possible that writing is another form of waiting, of delaying things. I’d like to think otherwise. … The truth is, reading is always more important than writing.