22 November 2010

He Said She Said

"Perhaps in order to write a really great book, you must be rather unaware of the facts. You can slave away at it and change every adjective to some other adjective, but perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes."
"I have known many poets here who have written well - very fine stuff - with delicate moods and so on - but if you talk to them, the only thing they tell you is smutty stories. They take things for granted. They know they have to write, then, well, they have to suddenly become rather sad or ironic."- Jorge Luis Borges(1899 – 1986)


  1. I love the idea of leaving in the mistakes. (But, left in, do they still count as mistakes?)

  2. Dear Uncle CF: It's a romantic idea isn't it?