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Quote of the day, 14 May 2012

I still believe, though, that it is very bad for a writer to talk about how he writes. He writes to be read by the eye and no explanations or dissertations should be necessary. You can be sure that there is much more there than will be read at any first reading and having made this it is not the writer’s province to explain it or to run guided tours through the more difficult country of his work.

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