To me fiction is not about ideas. It is above ideas. I make a divide between the holy, the sacred, the mysterious, the unexplainable, the implicit, the aesthetic, the moral, and the ethical on one hand, and the empirical, the functional, the explainable, the logical, the true, and the proven on the other. In short, the Holy and the Empirical. Literature belongs to the holy. You can do fiction, nonfiction, a mixture, who cares. Literature is above the distinction. It is sacred.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Power Quote / 9 Comments
October 15th, 2010 / 1:27 am

Understand, David.  I don’t give a shit who writes and who doesn’t.

-Robert Penn Warren to David Milch, context here. (thnx, M. Bell)