Paul Auster:
«The story is not in the words: it’s in the struggle.»

“You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.”

“As long as a man had the courage to reject what society told him to do, he could live life on his own terms. To what end?

To be free. But free to what end?

To read books, to write books, to think.”

“As my friend George Oppen once said to me, about getting old, ‘what a strange thing to happen to a little boy.’”