"A writer's life takes its sense through what he says, what he writes, what can be handed down from generation to generation."
"What is remembered is sometimes only one phrase, one line."
"There is the truth."
"But what truth?"
"If a phase or line survives the work, it is not the author who gave it this special change (at the expense of others): it is the reader."
"There is the lie."
"The writer steps aside for the work, and the works depends on the reader."
"So truth is, in time, the absurd and fertile quest of lies, which we pay with tears and blood."