"Literature is nothing but carpentry… Both are very hard work. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood… I never have done any carpentry, but it’s the job I admire most."
Gabriel García Márquez
"I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open, for the first time, to the gentle indifference of the world."
- The Outsider, Albert Camus (via