A la recherche du temps perdu

"For me, the word writing is the exact opposite of the word waiting. Instead of waiting, there is writing. Well, I’m probably wrong — it’s possible that writing is another form of waiting, of delaying things. I’d like to think otherwise. … The truth is, reading is always more important than writing."
—  Roberto Bolaño, from a 2002 interview in BOMB, trans. Margaret Carson