Quote of the Day

If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants flying in the sky, people will probably believe you.

“If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants flying in the sky, people will probably believe you.” — Gabriel García Márquez, Art of Fiction, No 69, The Paris Review

Quote of the Day

It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.

“It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.” — Gabriel García Márquez, Art of Fiction, No 69, The Paris Review (Winter 1981)

Quote of the Day

Quote with a picture of Ernest Hemingway.

“Joyce was a very great writer and he would only explain what he was doing to jerks. Other writers that he respected were supposed to be able to know what he was doing by reading it.” — Ernest Hemingway, “The Art of Fiction No. 21,” the Paris Review (Spring 1958)