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Quote of the day, 13 May 2012

On symbolism:

It is hard enough to write books and stories without being asked to explain them as well. Also it deprives the explainers of work. If five or six or more good explainers can keep going why should I interfere with them? Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else you find will be the measure of what you brought to the reading.

–E. Hemingway, as told to George Plimpton, Spring 1958, the Paris Review