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Happy Birthday, Milan Kundera

The proliferation of mass graphomania among politicians, cab drivers, women on the delivery table, mistresses, murderers, criminals, prostitutes, police chiefs, doctors, and patients proves to me that every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself and that all mankind has every right to rush out into the streets with a cry of “We are all writers!”

The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it’s too late.

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.

~ The Book of Laughter and Forgetting


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    Thanks Quin.

  2. Rufus McCain says

    The prophecy is fulfilled even as we blog it!

  3. Anonymous says

    I can't imagine not knowing, or not being able to know because I was dead, the audience I was writing for.

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